Tintincognito

Celebrated Flemish cartoonist Gerard Alsteens (or Gal, for short) provided one of the campaign visuals for the new Fair Trade campaign that Oxfam Fair Trade is launching in Belgium this december. He used Leonardo’s Last Supper, but replaced the heads of Jesus and the apostles by the features of modern heroes from media and current affairs.

Bart Simpson, ET, Mickey Mouse, Charles Chaplin, John Lennon, Pope Benedictus, they all make an appearance. There’s even an anonymous Belgian reporter with a quiff. I wonder why he’s the only one who’s made “unrecognizable”. This wouldn’t be a take on Moulinsart’s quite protectionist attitude towards people who use Tintin’s likeness, would it ?

(artwork © Gal – all characters and their distinctive likenesses © their respective owners)

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