Zest for life
Wacky, manic, the indomitable Gauls defy the armed might of the Imperial City.
As pictured here, the craty Asterix plots with lugubrious Getafix the druid, in a scene as quintessentially French as the citrons from which they are made. Asterix is more than a cartoon character, he is a symbol of modern French success. Since Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny invented Asterix in 1959, more than 280 million copies of Asterix books have been bought. Although Goscinny died in 1977, Uderzo continues to produce adventures: so far, 30 books containing 14,000 drawings.