Some 10 years ago (almost to the day even), I already showed that Tintin and cars is a complicated matter that does not involve a lot of brand loyalty. Still, French car maker Citroën seems to have had a special place in the quiffed one’s heart in the 1980s. In 1985, the Belgian branch of Citroën even published a calendar, with 12 specially commissioned images featuring all of Hergé’s heroes alongside famous Citroën models through the ages.
The rendering of the cars is spot on, but the characters seem to be little more than lifted from earlier productions. Tintin in the March image, for example, seems to be long on the cover of Coke En Stock, while the Thompsons in December look awkardly as if they just stepped out of L’Or Noir. Still, a very nice production.