Marcel Uderzo is the younger brother of 'Asterix' co-creator Albert Uderzo. He assisted his brother on his series from 1964 to 1979, and then started working on his own projects. These include the adventure comic Les Mémoires de Mathias'
and several one-shot comic books about military subjects, aviation history and sports.
He was born in 1933 in Clichy-sous-Bois into a family of Italian immigrants. The family moved to Paris in 1938. His father was a luthier, and Marcel was at first destined to follow in his footsteps. He worked in his father's guitar craft atelier until the latter's retirement in 1964, and then switched to comics.
He learned the trade from his older brother Albert, whom he helped w
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