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.Rene Goscinny (Author) Albert Uderzo has been illustrating Asterix for 37 years, and has written the most recent titles since Goscinny's death. He enjoys racing sports cars and owns a large number of Ferraris. He was the recipient of the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest honour, for services to the arts. Asterix is a best seller in 70 languagesRene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977.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.