42 Word Review: Asterix and the Picts by Jean-Yves Ferri & Didier Conrad

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Asterix and the Picts

by Jean-Yves Ferri & Didier Conrad; trans. Anthea Bell (Orion, 2013)

Ferri and Conrad_Asterix and the Picts

With Albert Uderzo’s retirement after fifty-four years of drawing Asterix, the illustration of this new adventure (to a rather endearing Scotland) is… perfect; nigh on indistinguishable, by Toutatis! The writing, however, continues to lag behind that of co-creator René Goscinny (died 1977).

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