The magnificent scenery, the observation of local customs: everything is perfectly depicted in Asterix in Corsica, thanks to the reconnaissance trip made by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. It is worth noting that research trips were made only for this album and Asterix and the Black Gold. If we also consider the preface to this album, we might wonder whether our authors experienced some explosive fantasies? Whatever the case, the poignant realism recreated by our authors convinced the Corsicans themselves, who did not hesitate to turn this title into a best-seller at the shops on the Isle of Beauty.
What’s more, a number of people on the island claim to have inspired the character of Boneywasawarriorwayayix, whereas the truth of the matter is that he is a caricature of Paul Giannoli, a journalist who worked at Pilote, and has always been oblivious to his newfound fame!