Tintin: The Complete Companion

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Last Gasp, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 205 pages
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Tintin The Complete Companion starts where Tintin and the World of Herge stooped. An overview of the world famous comic character and of his adventures through the 23 titles of the complete oeuvre, the Complete Companion contextualizes Herge's work replaces it in its historical period by showing side by side by side the drawings and the references used by the artist to establish believable backgrounds and realistic details. Also included are sketches, large number of sketches that Herge would rework and polish until he would fine the clearest, most easily readable line giving birth to a style that would later be called the Clear Line. While this book is clearly aimed at an older reading audience, its iconography and attractive layouts will also appeal to teen agers and young and old comic connoisseurs who are familiar with Tintin adventures

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User Review  - Logophile - Goodreads

Herge was often representing actual people, events, technology, etc. of his world and this book provides back story and images that allowed me to appreciate the Tintin adventures even more. Read full review

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User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Oh, I love Tintin! I first read him in college of all places, and now I love to read it my little people. They love looking at the great illustrations. I'm sad that Spielberg is getting his hands on ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Michael Farr is a leading British Tintinologist, and an expert on the comic series Tintin and its creator, Herg . He has written several books on the subject as well as translating translating several others into English. Farr was a reporter and foreign correspondent for Reuters and then the Daily Telegraph. He was soon sent to many of the destinations familiar to Tintin, including Africa, the former Soviet Union, and Central and eastern Europe. When based in Brussels, he became acquainted with the creator of Tintin, Herg, and was later to have access to his extensive archives.

'Hergé' was born Georges Remi on 22 May, 1907 in Etterbeek, a suburb of Brussels, in Belgium. After leaving school, he worked for the daily newspaper, Le XXe Siècle (The 20th Century). He was responsibe the for the section of the newspaper designed for children. Tintin, the main character in his works, was introduced on January 10, 1929 in a story entitled 'Tintin in the Land of the Soviets.' Each story ran as a comic strip in the newspaper and then was published as a book. Some of these books were adapted for the small screen including The Crab With The Golden Claws, Star of Mystery, Red Rakham's Treasure, Black Island, Objective Moon and The Calculus Affair. French TV produced longer versions of twenty of the books in 1992, which have been broadcast in over fifty countries. On 3 March, 1983, he died in Brussels. At the time of his death, he was working on Tintin and the Alpha-Art, which was published in an unfinished form.

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