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Tintin

(1991)
Herge and his Creation
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Tintin, the young reporter, has become a worldwide cartoon phenomenon, rivalled only by Asterix, a cult with a following among adults and children alike. How did this apparently simple character gain such a hold? What is the secret of his appeal? And what was his shadowy creator - Georges Remi, "Herge", really like? Harry Thompson, a lifelong Tintin fan, has written a dual biography. On the one hand he charts Tintin's progress from a doodle on a school exercise book during World War I to the young reporter used first for propaganda, then for political satire under the guise of adventure stories, into character comedy and even on to the moon, well ahead of real-life astronauts. And on the other he tells of a strongly moral man, the researcher and perfectionist, who turned himself into a great artist through sheer effort and travelled the world, escaping from the boredom of a desk-job in Brussels. He examines accusations against Remi of collaboration during the last war, his wariness in relationships, and his loss of creativity.


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Hardback Editions

July 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tintin: Herge and his Creation
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-340-52393-X / 978-0-340-52393-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tintin: Herge and His Creation
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 1-84854-672-6 / 978-1-84854-672-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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June 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tintin: Herge and His Creation
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-340-56462-8 / 978-0-340-56462-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tintin: Herge and His Creation
Author(s): Harry Thompson
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon CA