The essence of Corsica

Asterix in Corsica
Prepublication in the comic magazine Pilote in 1973
Original publication 1973 – Plate 16

Asterix and Obelix have freed Boneywasawarriorwayayix, prisoner of the Romans, and they accompany him back to Corsica to see how his compatriots also resist the Roman invaders. In the ship that takes them across the Mediterranean, the chief of the Corsican clan cuts into a visibly fresh cheese, when suddenly, by dint of the redoubtable smell of its fermentation, he smells the sweet essence of his island.

If René Goscinny is unmatched when it comes to depicting identities and skilfully playing with stereotypes, Albert Uderzo also displays his indomitable skills. Among them is his gift for bringing the senses alive through drawing, capable of making us smell and feel textures, to the point of making the reader salivate in front of a roast boar or a sliced apple… Or, as here, suggesting a most powerful aroma and flavour.



  • 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