Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield
Prepublication in the comic magazine Pilote in 1967
Original publication 1967 – Plate 31

Let us be serious for a moment: is this not the most beautiful panel of the whole series? Walking along the roads of the Averne countryside, Asterix and Obelix are fighting. Their tempers rise, as do the volume of their decibels, and they end up sulking on their own, under the dumbstruck eyes of Dogmatix who, in his own way, relays the incredulity of the reader. And then, just a few panels later, the clouds part and the two friends fall into each other’s arms.

“Friendship is a single soul, dwelling in two bodies”, wrote Aristotle. Here, even the two bodies seem to want to erase the distance that separates them. A friendship just as natural as the one achieved through the text and drawings of the series: a perfect osmosis thanks to the deep friendship that united René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.



  • Plexiglass on aluminium – Dibond, with an aluminium hanging frame on the back.
  • Fine Art Hahnemühle paper on aluminium – Dibond, framed in a white or black American wooden frame. Hanging frame on the back, made of aluminium.

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Limited edition

All the Asterix Art Strips are published in a limited edition of 30 copies with a certificate of authenticity signed by Céleste Surugue, Managing Director of Editions Albert René, and Florence Mittnacht, Legal Director of Editions Albert René.

Delivery time and conditions:

  • Production time 2 to 3 weeks
  • Delivered in cardboard and plastic film