Iznogoud is Grand Vizier to Haroun al Plassid, ruler of Baghdad. And he has only one dream: becoming Caliph instead of the Caliph. With the lazy assistance of his faithful servant Wa'at Alahf, he tries his worst again and again-to no avail. But the usually oblivious Caliph has finally caught a hint of Iznogoud's evil reputation among the people. To help the one he believes to be his friend, he sets off on a quest to find the legendary vegetable that brings out a man's kinder nature: the carrot.
Rene Goscinny, also the author of Lucky LukeA" and creator of Asterix,A" 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,A" TotocheA" and Corinne et JeannotA" before starting his long-lasting collaboration with Goscinny in 1962.