Asterix and Obelix take a hike

Posted by John Reynolds on

Asterix and Obelix are going for a stroll, with the hound Dogmatix. 

Here are the screenprints depicting this, drying on my rack. 

The prints are on their way to Amelie, the gift shop in St Helier, Jersey, a stockist on the island. 

Asterix and his pals Obelix, Dogmatix and Getafix are a band of Gauls holding out against the Roman invasion. The comics are a French institution, popular all over the world, and I am proud to have a licence to use the images in my screenprints. 

They first appeared in 1959 and dozens of titles were written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo until the death of Goscinny in 1977. Uderzo then took over the writing until 2009, when he sold the rights to publishing company Hachette. New titles are now being issued with new writers and draftsmen.

The Asterix series has been translated into more than 100 languages. The books have been turned into more than a dozen films. There have also been a number of games based on the characters, and a theme park near Paris, Parc Astérix. More than 300 million copies of more than 30 Asterix books have been sold worldwide.