February 20, 2007 by Colin
Well, we all missed it – the Tintin exhibition at le Centre Pompidou. Even the online site is very sparse, but Dan Hill over at City of Sound has provided a precis and some high quality photos. To the left is a timeline showing which characters make an appearance in which book, presented chronologically.
In the comments, Martin Belam points to his previous discussion of the boats found in Tintin, and an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum. Martin rightly highlights the sometimes overstated political or cultural messages occasionally found in Herge’s work.
Even more information at the Tintinologist.
An index of the cars featured in Tintin is also available.
Insults uttered by Captain Haddock, but only found in the Turkish translation of the books. (In the name of typhoons, I am going nowhere with these mobile fire extinguishers!)
[tags] Tintin, french cartoons, Herge, design [/tags]