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Showing posts from June 13, 2007

Asterix the Gaul - Part I

Asterix isn't merely a French comic that is set in ancient times (50 BC). It exploits various events and persons from those times to maximum comic effect. It also has clever references to many famous works of art and engineering feats. I have presented some of these clips in addition to a few non-art related clips as part of this series of posts.

Click each picture below to see its full size version.

For a more insightful introduction to Asterix, go here.

Album: Asterix and the Big Fight. Apparently there were two kinds of gauls. The ones who accepted the authority of Rome and the ones who didn't.

Dolmens are referred to several times in the comics.

Album: Asterix in Spain. Unhygienix here is talking to Asterix and Obelix (the latter being a menhir-delivery man).

Album: Asterix and the Goths.
The repeated sinking of the pirates is always refreshing and never feels overused.

Album: Asterix the Legionary. Anyone recognize this frame from elsewhere?

Apparently fish is needed to make magic…