Iznogoud is Grand Vizier to Haroun al Plassid, ruler of Baghdad, and he has only one dream - to 'become Caliph instead of the Caliph'. With the assistance of his 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 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.