The Adventures of Herge

The Adventures of Herge

A GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY OF TINTIN'S CREATOR by Jose-Louis Bocquet and Jean-Luc Fromental, Illustrated by Stanislas Barthélémy The Adventures of Hergé is a biographical comic about the world-renowned comics artist Georges Prosper Remi, better ...

Author: Jose-Louis Bocquet

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 1770460594

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 64

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A GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY OF TINTIN'S CREATOR by Jose-Louis Bocquet and Jean-Luc Fromental, Illustrated by Stanislas Barthélémy The Adventures of Hergé is a biographical comic about the world-renowned comics artist Georges Prosper Remi, better known by his pen name, Hergé. Meticulously researched, with references to many of the Tintin albums and complete with a bibliography and mini-bios for each of the main "characters," the biography is appropriately drawn in Hergé's iconic clear line style as an homage to the Tintin adventures that have commanded the attention of readers across the world and of many generations. Seven-year-old Hergé first discovered his love of drawing in 1914 when his mother gave him some crayons to stay out of trouble. He continued drawing in school when he fatefully met the editor of XXe Siècle magazine, where Tintin first appeared. His popularity skyrocketed from the 1930s through post–World War Two. Hergé was perceived by some to have aided the Nazi government in Belgium by continuing to publish Tintin in a government-sanctioned magazine, and he was briefly imprisoned in the aftermath of the war and narrowly escaped execution. Also covered are his marriage troubles in the 1950s and subsequent affair with Fanny Vlamynck, who went on to become his lifelong partner; his late career in the 1960s, as his interest in Tintin waned and he occasionally "disappeared" for weeks at a time as he contemplated giving up his career to become a fine-arts painter; and a recounting of a humorous encounter with Andy Warhol.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Adventures of Herg Creator of Tintin

The Adventures of Herg    Creator of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin remain a constant source of reference throughout this new book, which draws on fresh material found in the extensive archive held by the Studios Herge, as well as a series of interviews with those who knew him ...

Author: Michael Farr

Publisher: John Murray Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131770351

Category: Cartoonists

Page: 127

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A hundred years after his birth Georges Remi, better known as Herge, is celebrated for creating Tintin, the dauntless young reporter-hero of the strip cartoon he first introduced in 1929. The Adventures of Tintin remain a constant source of reference throughout this new book, which draws on fresh material found in the extensive archive held by the Studios Herge, as well as a series of interviews with those who knew him intimately, friends and colleagues who worked with him." "Generously illustrated, it examines the life and passions of a man who, despite his international fame, preferred to avoid the limelight, finding inspiration in modern art, the latest scientific developments and world affairs, and seeking enlightenment in Zen Buddhism and philosophy. In this anniversary portrait Michael Farr reveals the artist and complex personality behind Tintin."--BOOK JACKET. Contents: Key dates in the life of Herge -- The death of an artist -- A passion for art -- A journalist at heart -- The lure of the silver screen -- Be prepared! a lifelong Boy Scout -- Oriental attraction -- An elegant joker, with a serious side. Notes: Includes index.
Categories: Cartoonists

The Adventures of Herg Creator of Tintin

The Adventures of Herg    Creator of Tintin

Examines the life and passions of a man who, despite his international fame, preferred to avoid the limelight, finding inspiration in modern art, the latest scientific developments and world affairs, and seeking enlightenment in Zen ...

Author: Michael Farr

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 0867196793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 127

View: 762

Examines the life and passions of a man who, despite his international fame, preferred to avoid the limelight, finding inspiration in modern art, the latest scientific developments and world affairs, and seeking enlightenment in Zen Buddhism and philosophy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Adventures of Tintin Volume 5

The Adventures of Tintin Volume 5

Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in his exciting adventures as he braves an ancient Incan curse in the two-part story The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun, and investigates espionage in the Middle East in Land of ...

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Egmont Books Limited

ISBN: 1405282797

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 192

View: 257

Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in his exciting adventures as he braves an ancient Incan curse in the two-part story The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun, and investigates espionage in the Middle East in Land of Black Gold. The Seven Crystal Balls The world's most famous travelling reporter is faced with an ancient Incan curse, which is causing its victims to fall into a life-threatening coma. The tomb of Rascar Capac has been unearthed! But one by one, the finders fall into a terrifying coma. Can this be the curse of the Inca gods? Tintin must somehow fathom out the meaning behind his only clue: the shattered crystal ball lying beside each of the victims . . . Prisoners of the Sun When Professor Calculus is kidnapped, Tintin and a desperate Captain Haddock set off to Peru on a rescue mission, braving runaway train carriages, yellow fever and avalanches. Then they must find an ancient Inca tribe if they are to find their great friend. Land of Black Gold Boom! Doctored petrol is blowing up vehicles all around the country. Determined to find the culprits, Tintin heads for the Middle East, but he is in for a nasty shock when he encounters a familiar face in the desert. Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
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The Adventures of Tintin Volume 1

The Adventures of Tintin Volume 1

Tintin in the Congo reflects the colonial attitudes of that period in its depiction of African people, which may cause offence to some readers.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Egmont Books Limited

ISBN: 1405282754

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 206

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Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in his exciting adventures as he travels behind the Iron Curtain in Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, and tangles with Al Capone in Tintin in America. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets Accompanied by his dog Snowy, Tintin leaves Brussels to go undercover in Soviet Russia. His attempts to research his story are put to the test by the Bolsheviks and Moscow's secret police . . . Tintin in America Gangsters, Cowboys, Indians and the Big Apple await Tintin when he travels across the Atlantic to America. He soon finds himself in terrible danger - but with Snowy to help him, he faces it head on . . . Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
Categories: Adventure stories

The Adventures of Tintin Volume 2

The Adventures of Tintin Volume 2

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Egmont Books Limited

ISBN: 1405282762

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 192

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Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in his exciting adventures investigates smugglers in the two-part story Cigars of the Pharaoh and The Blue Lotus, then travels into the depths of the rainforest in The Broken Ear. Cigars of the Pharaoh On the hunt for an Egyptologist and a mysterious ancient pharaoh, Tintin scours Egypt and India. He makes friends with elephants, narrowly avoids falling victim to the poison of madness and saves a maharajah from a killer tiger. The Blue Lotus In India, Tintin gets drawn into a dangerous mystery revolving around a madness-inducing poison. He traces its origins to Shanghai and a nefarious web of opium traffickers. But can he outwit the crooks? The Broken Ear The Arumbaya fetish has been stolen! But with the help of a talking parrot, Tintin is soon on the hunt for the famous artefact, which can be distinguished by its broken ear. He must solve a murder and discover the true value of the fetish, and quick - because he is not the only one on the trail! Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
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The Adventures of Tintin Volume 3

The Adventures of Tintin Volume 3

Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in three exciting adventures as he visits the highlands of Scotland in The Black Island, solves a mysterious theft in King Ottokar's Sceptre, and meets a certain Captain Haddock for the first ...

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Egmont Books Limited

ISBN: 1405282770

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 192

View: 176

Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in three exciting adventures as he visits the highlands of Scotland in The Black Island, solves a mysterious theft in King Ottokar's Sceptre, and meets a certain Captain Haddock for the first time in The Crab with the Golden Claws. The Black Island Wrongly accused of a theft, Tintin is led to set out with Snowy on an adventure to investigate a gang of forgers. King Ottokar's Sceptre Tintin travels to the Syldavia and uncovers a plot to dethrone King Muskar XII. But can he help the head of state before it's too late? The Crab with the Golden Claws Faced with a drowned sailor, counterfeit coins and a ship full of opium, Tintin sets out on another adventure. Aboard the Karaboudjan, Tintin is introduced to Captain Haddock for the first time, and they are soon both facing a deathly thirst in the Sahara desert. Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
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The Adventures of Tintin Volume 8

The Adventures of Tintin Volume 8

Contains three individual stories involving the character Tintin and the unfinished tale of Tintin and alph-art. Ages 9 +.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Egmont Books Limited

ISBN: 1405282827

Category: Graphic novels

Page: 223

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Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in his exciting adventures as he gets mixed up with an aeroplane hijacking in Flight 714 to Sydney and a South American revolution in Tintin and the Picaros. This volume also includes the unfinished Tintin and Alph-Art, a fascinating insight into Herg�'s creative process. Flight 714 to Sydney Tintin, Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus are on their way to Sydney, Australia. Through a chance meeting they are invited to travel on board the private jet of billionaire Lazlo Carreidas. But then they fall victim to a plot to kidnap Carreidas and are captured by Tintin's arch enemy Rastapopoulos. Tintin and the Picaros Bianca Castafiore has been imprisoned by General Tapioca! Also accused of threatening Tapioca's dictatorship, Tintin, Calculus and Haddock jet off to the jungle HQ of the revolutionaries, and hatch a plot surrounding the upcoming carnival and Haddock's sudden and mysterious disgust for whisky. Tintin and Alph-Art In an interview shortly before his death, Herge wrote of the last Tintin adventure: "The plot revolves around a tale of forgers . . . The book is set in the world of contemporary art. The narration itself is in the course of evolution. I am still doing my research and I honestly don't know where this story will lead me." Sadly, the tale was never completed, but this unique book gives an insight into the work Herge had done on the project before he died. At the end, Tintin is about to be cast into a living sculpture by a mysterious enemy - one last cliffhanger for the world's best-loved boy journalist. Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventures spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
Categories: Graphic novels

The Adventures of Tintin Volume 6

The Adventures of Tintin Volume 6

Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in his exciting adventures as he embarks on his most epic journey in the two-part story Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon, and sets out to rescue his friend the Professor in The ...

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Egmont Books Limited

ISBN: 1405282800

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 192

View: 510

Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in his exciting adventures as he embarks on his most epic journey in the two-part story Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon, and sets out to rescue his friend the Professor in The Calculus Affair. Destination Moon Tintin and Captain Haddock are amazed to find that Professor Calculus is planning a top-secret project from the Sprodj Atomic Research Centre in Syldavia. And before our intrepid hero knows it, the next stop on this adventure is . . . space. Explorers on the Moon Following on from the events of Destination Moon, Tintin finds himself in a rocket on a collision course with the moon. And with Snowy the dog, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and the Thompson twins aboard, things quickly spiral further and further out of control. The Calculus Affair Windows, mirrors and chandeliers are spontaneously shattering and Tintin is left flummoxed. After a shooting and a break-in, Tintin knows Calculus is in danger, but he has only one clue - an unusual packet of cigarettes. He has a mystery to solve. But can he do it before a terrible weapon falls into the wrong hands? Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
Categories: Adventure stories

Tintin and the Picaros

Tintin and the Picaros

The world's most famous travelling reporter gets caught up in a revolutionary adventure.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Mammoth

ISBN: 1405208236

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 62

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The world’s most famous travelling reporter gets caught up in a revolutionary adventure. Bianca Castafiore has been imprisoned by General Tapioca! Also accused of threatening Tapioca’s dictatorship, Tintin, Calculus and Haddock jet off to the jungle HQ of the revolutionaries, and hatch a plot surrounding the upcoming carnival and Haddock’s sudden and mysterious disgust for whiskey . . . Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011. The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
Categories: Adventure and adventurers

The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin

Join Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy as they dive into adventures and solve mysterious mysteries.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Egmont Books Limited

ISBN: 1405282789

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 192

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Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in his exciting adventures as races to claim a mysterious meteorite in The Shooting Star, and uncovers a lost pirate's hoard in the two-part story The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure. The Shooting Star Things are hotting up for Tintin as a huge fireball comes hurtling towards earth! Soon he is setting sail with Captain Haddock to find the meteorite in the stormy Arctic Ocean, but a valuable metal is contained in the meteorite and Tintin's attempts to reach it are met with relentless sabotage! The Secret of the Unicorn When Tintin stumbles across a model ship at the Old Street Market, he buys it as a gift for his friend Captain Haddock. But this isn't just any old model ship . . . it's the Unicorn. Built by one of Haddock's ancestors it holds a clue to finding the treasure of a notorious pirate. Red Rackham's Treasure Determined to find the treasure of the notorious pirate Red Rackham, Tintin and Captain Haddock set sail aboard the Sirius to find the shipwreck of the Unicorn. With the help of an ingenious shark-shaped submarine, Tintin follows the clues deep down on this ocean adventure. Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
Categories: Adventure stories

The Black Island

The Black Island

The world's most famous travelling reporter solves the mystery of the Black Island.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Mammoth

ISBN: 1405208066

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 62

View: 751

The world’s most famous travelling reporter solves the mystery of the Black Island. Wrongly accused of a theft, Tintin is led to set out with Snowy on an adventure to investigate a gang of forgers. Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011. The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
Categories: Caricatures and cartoons

The Broken Ear

The Broken Ear

These editions are a must for the Tintin enthusiast. The stories are as they appeared almost 60 years ago when Herge first drew them.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)

ISBN: 1405240687

Category: Children's stories

Page: 64

View: 835

The world’s most famous travelling reporter must call on a feathered friend to track down a famous artifact . . . and solve a murder in the process. The Arumbaya fetish has been stolen! But with the help of a talking parrot, Tintin is soon on the hunt for the famous artefact, which can be distinguished by its broken ear. He must solve a murder and discover the true value of the fetish, and quick - because he is not the only one on the trail! Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011. The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
Categories: Children's stories

ETOILE MYSTERIEUSE

ETOILE MYSTERIEUSE

Herg 's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Mammoth

ISBN: 1405206217

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 64

View: 308

The world’s most famous travelling reporter voyages to the Arctic Ocean in search of the meteorite that has crash-landed in the north. A huge fireball comes hurtling towards Earth from space! Tintin sets sail with Captain Haddock to find the meteorite in the stormy Arctic Ocean, but a valuable metal is contained in the meteorite and Tintin’s attempts to reach it are met with relentless sabotage! Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011. The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
Categories: Caricatures and cartoons

The Secret of the Unicorn

The Secret of the Unicorn

Herg 's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Mammoth

ISBN: 1405208104

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 64

View: 234

The world’s most famous travelling reporter learns the secret of the Unicorn. When Tintin stumbles across a model ship at the Old Street Market, he buys it as a gift for his friend Captain Haddock. But this isn’t just any old model ship . . . it’s the Unicorn. Built by one of Haddock’s ancestors it holds a clue to finding the treasure of a notorious pirate. Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011. The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
Categories: Caricatures and cartoons

Tintin in Tibet

Tintin in Tibet

Herg 's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Mammoth

ISBN: 1405206314

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 62

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The world’s most famous travelling reporter is devastated at the death of a dear friend. But what if all is not as it seems? Could Chang still be alive? Tintin’s friend Chang has been killed in a terrible plane crash and Tintin is distraught. But after a strange dream, Tintin becomes convinced Chang is alive. Together with Captain Haddock, he sets out on an impossible mission, an adventure deep into the mountains, through blizzards and caves of ice. They must find Chang at all costs! Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011. The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.
Categories: Adventure and adventurers

Red Rackham s Treasure

Red Rackham s Treasure

Herg 's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)

ISBN: 1405206233

Category: Adventure

Page: 62

View: 517

Herg�'s classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collectible editions of the original 24 adventures will delight Tintin fans old and new. Perfect for lovers of graphic novels, mysteries and historical adventures. The world's most famous travelling reporter sets out in search of Red Rackham's treasure. Determined to find the treasure of the notorious pirate Red Rackham, Tintin and Captain Haddock set sail aboard the Sirius to find the shipwreck of the Unicorn. With the help of an ingenious shark-shaped submarine, Tintin follows the clues deep down on this ocean adventure. The Adventures of Tintin are among the best books for readers aged 8 and up. Herg� (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed over 20 titles in The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. Have you collected all 24 graphic novel adventures? Tintin in the Land of the Soviets Tintin in the Congo Tintin in America Tintin: Cigars of the Pharaoh Tintin: The Blue Lotus Tintin: The Broken Ear Tintin: The Black Island Tintin: King Ottakar's Sceptre Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws Tintin: The Shooting Star Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure Tintin: The Seven Crystal Balls Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun Tintin: Land of Black Gold Tintin: Destination Moon Tintin: Explorers of the Moon Tintin: The Calculus Affair Tintin: The Red Sea Sharks Tintin in Tibet Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald Tintin: Flight 714 to Sydney The Adventures of Tintin and the Picaros Tintin and Alph-Art
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Tintin in the Land of the Soviets

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets

Incidentally, he errs on one occasion in the story when he calls them the Cheka, their name before 1922. Publication in Le Petit Vingtième began on 10 January 1929.

Author: Hergé

Publisher: Adventures of Tintin

ISBN: 1405214775

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 141

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This first adventure of Tintin, théeboy reporter, appeared in 1929 in a children's supplement to a Belgian daily newspaper, Le Vingtième Siècle. Hergé, Georges Rémi, then twenty-two years old, was employed on the staff as an artist. He had received no formal art training, but was already showing thé originality and wit that would make him a unique figure in the world of the strip cartoon. Hergé's satire on thé Soviet state was very much of its time. He himself had not been to Russia, but had read a book published the year before, Moscou sans voiles: Neuf ans de travail au pays des Soviets by Joseph Douillet, a former Belgian consul in Rostov-on-Don. Soviet propaganda to persuade the world outside Russia that the economy was booming was a particular target for Hergé, as were the activities of the secret police, the OGPU. Incidentally, he errs on one occasion in the story when he calls them the Cheka, their name before 1922. Publication in Le Petit Vingtième began on 10 January 1929. In 1930 the adventure was issued in album form, now a very rare book greatly sought after, the 500 copies being numbered and signed "Tintin et Milou". There were, it is believed, nine subsequent editions, differing only in the layout of the print on the title page. With the exception of a reissue in 1969 for the personal use of the author, again limited to 500 copies, and some pirated editions, more than forty years elapsed before this adventure was again published, in thé first volume of the Archives Hergé. L. L -C. M. T.
Categories: Adventure and adventurers