What the druids have to say about the album
This is the album that will seal the phenomenal fate of Asterix. The comic strip is becoming a kind of sociological work by bringing together just about all that unites Franco-Gauls under the seal of humour, talent and tenderness.
In the original cut-out of the album written by René Goscinny, there was the following instruction: Both go into a shop with the sign: ‘pork butcher’s shop – grocery’. A little dog is at the door.
Strangely, the last line, which seems innocent enough, is underlined. It may be what drove Albert Uderzo to give a more important role to the little dog in his drawings. Idéfix (the dog’s French name) did not yet have a name in Asterix and the Banquet but got one a little later, after a competition in Pilote magazine.
Today, the little dog is called, variously and depending on the translation: Dogmatix, Idefiks, Ideefix, Kuzifix, Ideiafix, and even Snupix!