In response to Bluebookbelle’s Bookish Photo A Day Challenge – February 2015 #AWORphotoaday
I’ve chosen my bookish illustration to be the iconic Tintin.
A fictional character in the comic series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé
Tintin is the eponymous protagonist of the series; a reporter and adventurer who travels around the world with his dog Snowy. The character was created in 1929 and introduced in Le Petit Vingtième, a weekly youth supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle.
He appears as a young man, around 14 to 19 years old with a round face and quiff hairstyle. Tintin has a sharp intellect, can defend himself, and is honest, decent, compassionate, and kind. Through his investigative reporting, quick-thinking, and all-around good nature, Tintin is always able to solve the mystery and complete the adventure.
I’ve seen these illustrations as framed posters and I think they would look great in a series on the wall up the staircase. I’ve started to collect the A5 size book series where there are 3 ‘comics’ or stories, in one handy sized book. The down side is that the comic strips themselves are a little on the small side but still clear enough to enjoy.
Tintin’s creator died in 1983, yet his creation remains a popular literary figure, even featured in the 2011 Hollywood movie The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Watch the trailer here.