astérix et obélix ?rix et obélix is a comic strip (bande dessinée or bd in french) the first...
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Astrix et Oblix
Astrix et Oblix is a comic strip (Bande Dessine or BD in French)
The first strips were published in 1959, written by Ren Goscinny and drawn by Albert Uderzo (who areboth Belgian). both Belgian).
Goscinny and Uderzo quickly expanded into writing whole books. 33 books have been published so far, which have been translated from the original French into over 100 languages (including English!)
Astrix and Oblix live in a small village in the North-West of France.
The year is 50BC, and the Romans have conquered all of The year is 50BC, and the Romans have conquered all of Gaul (France).
Well, maybe not quite all of it
Astrix village has held out againstthe Romans, because of a potionwhich is made by the village druid,Getafix. It gives the villagerssuperhuman strength.
Astrix best friend Astrix best friend Oblix is never allowed any of the potion, because he fell in to a pot of it when he was a baby and now always has superhuman strength.
Astrix and Oblix (and sometimes other members of their village) go on all sorts of adventures, sometimes near to home, and sometimes very far away.
There is a theme park near Paris called Parc Astrixdevoted to Astrix, Oblix and the rest of the villagers.
There have also been 9 board games, 24 computer games, 8 animated films and 3 live action films made about Astrix stories.
Astrix Panoramix(Getafix in English)
Idfix(Dogmatix in English)
Abraracourcix(Vitalstatistix in English)
Assurancetourix(Cacofonix in English)