Nanabozho, the Great Rabbit, can't believe it...Oumpah-Pah, Two Scalp and those ghastly Flatfeet have returned to bookshops in France! Released on 12 October, the complete collection of the adventures of Oumpah-Pah the Indian, created by our dynamic duo Goscinny and Uderzo, will delight every reader. And if any proof was needed, the very first of those readers picked up his telephone to share his reaction with us: "What talent that René had!" exclaimed Albert Uderzo, "I hadn't read Oumpah-Pah for years and I can honestly say it's been a long time since I had so much fun!"
And there is every reason to enjoy it, what with all the ingredients of Asterix's fun-filled magic potion already found in the Oumpah-Pah mix: comic repetition, word and language play, parodies of famous songs, invocations of exotically named gods, anachronistic cultural references, the comic rewriting of history…. Not to mention the exceptional expressive and dynamic illustration that uniquely encapsulates the realistic and comic talents.
Aside from the five Oumpah-Pah adventures and the very first version of the comic strip created several years before the first publication, Oumpah-Pah - The Complete Collection offers, for the first time in an album, rare and special documents taken from the personal collections of Albert Uderzo and Anne Goscinny. These include illustrations produced for the Journal de Tintin magazine, typescripts, handwritten notes and sketches from René Goscinny, Oumpah-Pah record sleeves, and more.
Oumpah-Pah - The Complete Collection thus offers 192 pages of comic strips, to be discovered on our special webpage and available now in bookshops. It is a wonderful tribute to the work of René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo at this time when we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the meeting of the greatest duo in comic book history. Big Bison has spoken!