In Baghdad, the Caliph's Grand Vizier Iznogoud has one aim in life: to become Caliph instead of the Caliph. The benign ruler, Haroun al Plassid is blind to his vizier's scheming to get rid of him and generally had rather take a nap. Iznogoud is faithfully seconded by Wa'at Alahf in trying to put his fiendish designs into action.
Rene Goscinny is also the creator of Lucky Luke and Asterix and is one of the most read French writers in the world with around 500 million sales worldwide. Jean Tabary started his career in 1956 at the French comics magazine Vaillant - later renamed Pif - for which he drew Richard et Charlie, Totoche and Corinne et Jeannot, before starting his long-lasting collaboration with Goscinny in 1962.