Tag Archives: Hergé

Belgian comics for Belgian chocolate

All through his career, Hergé produced various advertising campaigns featuring his characters. They promoted everything from cars to margarine and washing detergent to cigars. With the international success of Tintin, these campaigns were mostly for international brands, but in the … Continue reading

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Quick loves chocolate

Back when he was still slaving away to fill Le Petit Vingtième with comics, stories and pictures, Hergé also produced the odd advertisement for a whole host of clients. This ad for the Belgian chocolatier Côte d’Or was made in … Continue reading

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Brecht Evens Paints Tintin

In their literary supplement, the Flemish daily De Morgen is currently running a weekly series of short essays on literary figures that were based on actual people. Each time Brecht Evens provided a fantastic piece of art to go with … Continue reading

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Ever revisits mr. Pump

Flemish magazine Knack recently published a special on the future of cars, and picked a very dynamic illustration by Ever Meulen for the cover, featuring a version of Ever’s own Nisiov design. I’m not sure whether it was included in Ever’s … Continue reading

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Tintin in Nepal

Nepalese noodle snacks, before and after Somebody found out about the packaging. (Tintin Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart  – Tous droits réservés.  Photo © jackonflickr. All rights reserved, used with permission)

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Swarte On Display

The Musée Hergé in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium is the host to a grand exhibition of the works of Dutch ligne claire virtuoso Joost Swarte.  The excellent Klare Lijn International blog (an authority on all things ligne claire) provided us with this … Continue reading

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More comics in Shanghai

As I said in my previous post, at the Belgian Pavillion at the World Expo in Shanghai, comics are presented as one of the key parts of Belgian culture and Belgium’s contribution to the world.  Hergé is listed among the … Continue reading

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