While waiting for some family members at the airport yesterday, I managed to spot some comics ephemera where you wouldn’t expect them. Â First of all, the quite famous Tintin statue, which was created in 1979 on the occasion of the quiffed one’s 50th birthday, is a lot smaller in real life than I had expected, and it’s moved to a quite out-of-the-way corner on the first floor.
Secondly, Le Chat is all over Brussels. Â You can buy all kinds of stuff with Philippe Geluck‘s most deadpan character, and even the local elevator technician uses his likeness to apologize for any inconvenience.
Talking about using cartoon characters to promote your business – I’m not sure whether Bill Watterson is aware of the fact that Calvin is used as the official mascot for the airport’s several playgrounds (which are very noise, totally unimaginative and quite often broken).