Tag Archives: Tintin

Beware of the inheritors!

In a recent installment of No Such Thing As A Fish, one of my favourite podcasts, my attention was drawn to this case, which involved an elaborate scheme to claim the inheritance of fabled swashbuckler (and onetime Plymouth mayor) Francis … Continue reading

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Who read comics again?

Even while making the uber cool polar Le Clan des Siciliens, Alain Delon kept it real when it came to his reading material. Mille sabords!

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Who read comics?

Reading comics wasn’t always a sign of a well-balanced education and a keen sense for quality. Back in the sixties, it particularly showed you somehow never really grew up (or something). Which elevates mr. John Steed, esq. even higher in … Continue reading

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Tintin triggered

When the above Tom Tomorrow cartoon popped in my inbox this morning, courtesy of The Nib, I couldn’t help being triggered to reach for my favourite Tintin book and rejoin this great little satirical scene. Of course, after trying to … Continue reading

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By all means, cross the streams

Long before Glénat started publishing Donald Duck and Micky Mouse books by famous European comics creators, and long before the merger of the Marvelverse with the Disneysphere made any crossover possible, Italian fumettista Corrado Mastantuono crossed the streams in his … Continue reading

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Who read comics (now with higher consciousness)

Even a holy man has time off now and then, and may want to relax with a good comic. Or maybe the Dalai Lama is rather performing some late quality control on how his native country is portrayed in Tintin … Continue reading

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Call it satire, but don’t call it good

In 2001 Danish artist Ole Ahlberg joined the ranks of those who thought they could do what they wanted with Tintin and the rest of Hergé’s creations: he got sued by Moulinsart. But contrary to what would be expected, he … Continue reading

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Talking birds galore

As we speak, a number of brave and gracious souls are digging up old and forgotten newspapers comics from archives and microfilm collections, in order to keep them alive and available for posterity. That’s how I got to know and … Continue reading

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A Tintin rocket, because why not?

It may seem odd to you, denizens of the wide world beyond our borders, but for us Belgians, it is quite normal to have a quite large model of the Destination Moon rocket in your front garden. After all, it … Continue reading

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Who read comics

In case you were wondering, who reads comics? Well, I don’t know about right now, but in the 60s the young and beautiful didn’t mind getting their picture taken with their favourite bande dessinée. Case in point: Brigitte Bardot (manhandling … Continue reading

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