Jean-Yves Ferri (Author) Jean-Yves Ferri, born 1959, is a French writer, designer, and colourist of comics. In 2011, he was chosen as the writer for the next installment of the Asterix series created by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. Uderzo personally mentored him and Didier Conrad, who was subsequently announced as the artist.Didier Conrad (Illustrator) Didier Conrad (born 6 May 1959) is a French comics artist and writer. Since 2012, he has been the artist of the popular Asterix series.
A cartoon drawn with such supreme artistry, and a text layered with
such glorious wordplay, satire and historical and political
allusion that no reader should ever feel like they've outgrown it.
-- Andrew Mueller * Time Out *
The Asterix books represent the very summit of our achievement as a literary race. In Asterix one finds all of human life. The fact that the books were written originally in French is no matter. I have read them all in many languages and, like all great literature, they are best in English. Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge, Asterix's translators since the very beginning, have made great books into eternal flames. -- Giles Coren * The Times *