Tag Archives: Tintin

Captain Haddock eats ice cream

There used to be a time when Tintin was hot enough with the general public that he (and his fellow Hergé creations) were used to peddle anything from cars to cigars to ice cream, as seen here. And there used … Continue reading

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Tintin salutes Cadel

On the occasion of Cadel Evans‘ impending retirement, team BMC presented him with a custom made and decorated Team Machine SLR01, chronicling the story of his life and successful career as one of the most succesful Australian professional racing cyclists ever. … Continue reading

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Troll Hunters

This month’s cover for the MIT Technology Review was created by parody genius R. Sikoryak, narrowly skirting the line between homage and tracing. (Via Mark and coverjunkie)

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What better way to reboot this blog than with a picture combining Tintin and silly word play? This clever mashup is one of the many available on Buffalo Bill Gates, along with Spockahontas, Mickey Maozedong, Quentin Tarantina Turner and many … Continue reading

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Paul Hetherington loves comics and Lego

The excellent Lego blog Brothers Brick recently reported on master builder Paul Hetherington winning the Best In Show award at this year’s BrickCon with an hommage to David Petersen’s wonderful graphic novel series, Mouse Guard. This must be my personal favorite Lego … Continue reading

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Tintin in Indonesia

The Belgian Post Office has issued two exclusive stamps for the Indonesian embassy, featuring a panel from the Tintin album, Vol 714 Pour Sidney. In good Belgian tradition, they went for one stamp in French and one In Dutch. They’re not … Continue reading

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Styles and characters

Finnish cartoonist Jaakko Seppälä created this overview of ten iconic comic characters as drawn in each of their typical styles. Left to right, we see Albert Uderzo (Astérix), Bill Watterson (Calvin), Carl Barks (or another Donald Duck artist), Hergé (Haddock), … Continue reading

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