It was 100 years ago today, on the 22 May 1907, that one Georges Prosper Remi was born to the world in Etterbeek (Bruxelles), Belgium. Better known to the world as Hergé, Remi was the creator of The Adventures of Tintin. After his death in 1983, Remi left a legacy of two dozen Tintin books and several other works, which continue to delight readers to this day.
The badly-drawn Tintin (see my entry on Flickr for technical details) was done to illustrate this post. I hope that others can come up with something more appropriate – read a Tintin book, have a Tintin party, blog about Tintin/Hergé, making this special centenary something to remember.
One thing that I have learned from this is that I can’t draw a free-hand oval, even with the aid of a computer.
Here’s some real artwork, from Adam Koford.
Please mail me (address at bottom of page) if you know of any other relevant material that should be linked from here.
- Photos: Tintin Creator’s 100th Birthday – ABC News (USA)
- Hergé – Blistering Barnacles! Expatica editor, Paul Morris, joins the celebrations of the birth 100 years ago of arguably the most famous Belgian ever – no, not Tintin, his creator George Prosper Remi, aka Hergé.
- Comic lovers remember Hergé, creator of Tintin and Snowy – Feature from eux.tv
- Tintin Creator’s 100th Celebrated – Washington Post
- Directors rifle through Tintin’s back catalogue – stuff.co.nz/The Dominion Post. Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg join forces to bring Tintin to the Big Screen.
- Conferenza di Gianfranco Goria su Hergé per il Centenario 10 maggio 2007 – Fiera Internazionale del Libro di Torino. A conference at the library of Torino (Italy) to celebrate Hergé’s centenary, held on the 10th May 2007.
- Faces of the Week: Tintin from BBC News Magazine, December 2005