Papercutz announced the October release of Asterix and the White Iris, the 40th volume in the long-running series.
“To light up the forest, only one iris need bloom,” the 40th adventure of Asterix and Obelix tells us. What everyone’s really waiting for is a smile to light up Vitalstatistix’s face! What’s happened to our Gaulish chief and why the perma-frown?!
In a press release, writer Fabrice Caro said, “The White Iris is the name of a new school of positive thought that started in Rome and has spread through major cities from Rome to Lutecia. Caesar decides this method might have a beneficial effect on the Roman camps around the famous Gaulish village. But its principles also start influencing the villagers themselves…
I wanted to find a title in the spirit of Goscinny and Uderzo’s albums where the theme is often embodied by an actual object or a character (The Cauldron, The Soothsayer, The Great Divide, The Chieftain’s Shield, The Golden Sickle…) In this case, the iris symbolises goodwill and fulfilment, or at least that’s what everyone hopes…”
Asterix and the White Iris arrives on October 26, 2023.