Tag Archives: Hergé

When giants meet

A few months ago, Belgium celebrated the opening of two museums dedicated to the work of two of its most important, or at least most iconic, artists : René Magritte and Hergé.  And that proved a good opportunity for Focus … Continue reading

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Bashi-bouzouks !

It would seem somebody doesn’t like the looks of the new Herge museum… (photo : Sergio Salma)

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Herge Museum

The Contemporist has some nice photographs of the new Hergé Museum in Louvain-La-Neuve, as designed by Christian de Portzamparc.  I’m very impressed – I particularly like the way they used graphical elements from Hergé’s artwork, blown up to life-sized volumes, … Continue reading

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New Herge Museum

This cartoon by Kim Duchateau in tuesday’s De Morgen explains the result of Moulinsart’s handling of the press at the opening of the new Hergé museum in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.  For more, check my post at Forbidden Planet. As an aside … Continue reading

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Tintin a la manga

Just imagine what would have happened had Hergé been working today, and had he been under the influence of manga…  <shudder> (from Trentenaire, marié, 2 enfants)

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Herge by Lucien De Roeck

This portrait of Tintin creator Hergé was drawn by Belgian illustrator, designer, typographer and cartoonist Lucien De Roeck in the early 80’s.

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Karel au Pays des Soviets

  Klare Lijn virtuoso and very nice guy in general Peter Van Dongen paraphrases the classic cover to Hergé’s Tintin Au Pays Des Soviets in this illustration for the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad‘s books section.  The article was a review … Continue reading

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The Parliament of Comics

Flemish cartoonist Tom Bouden, best known for his series of gay comics, recently published a quite lovely album called “Paniek in Stripland” (Panic in Comic Land).  It’s a book that pays hommage to everything that made classic Flemish comics great, … Continue reading

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A cartoonist’s fate

In 1979, when Tintin celebrated his 50th birthday, Casterman published a small booklet in which Hergé explained how he and his team went about creating the quiffed one’s adventures.  As an example, they used the fabled page 22b from Tintin … Continue reading

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Tintin madness

As Charles Bremner reports, you’re looking at 764,200 euros (1.22 million dollars) here. That’s what this illustration in indian ink and gouache, was worth according to an anonymous French collector at a Paris auction last week. The total auction (653 … Continue reading

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