What on earth would a solitary teenager do in a little Gaulish village except “die of boredom” and surf on her stone tablet? Out of the goodness of their hearts, the authors have come up with quite a surprise for her: a gang of friends! Having lived in their parents’ shadows to date, the youth of the village have never claimed their rightful place in the series … until now. And justice is truly done to them, thanks to Jean-Yves Ferri’s exuberant imagination and Didier Conrad’s consummate artistry.
BLINIX AND SELFIPIX
Two youngsters in the village play particularly important roles: Selfipix and Blinix, who are respectively the offspring of the blacksmith Fulliautomatix and the fishmonger Unhygienix who, as the perennial best of enemies, are very keen on fighting! Like all self-respecting teenagers, their boys are keen to fight the system, categorically refusing to follow family tradition by taking up their respective fathers’ professions. There’s no point trying to forge a budding blacksmith or fillet a new fishmonger, the young want to make their own choices these days.
A PERPETUAL TEENAGER IN THE VILLAGE
In the last album, Asterix and the Chariot Race, Obelix took the leading role in the adventure. In Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter, the menhir deliveryman’s part is still on the same scale where menhirs are concerned, but Adrenalin seems to have completely usurped his status as leader! Obelix ends up grumpy, jealous and totally flummoxed by the way of life that the village youngsters want to adopt. He only needs to wear his helmet sideways and he’d make the perfect perpetual teenager in the village after all, just a little older than the others!