22 May, 2008

Herge 101

Remi George, better known as Hergé - the creator of Tintin - is 101 today. Today a huge worldwide industry has grown up around Tintin - spawning shops and merchandise and countless books and a long-anticipated film adaptation by Steven Spielberg - but, says comic critic Paul Gravett:
'Hergé - the Belgian-born father of Tintin - remains a figure who inspires devotion, controversy and, most of all, mystery.'
Gravett's article is very interesting, as are the commentaries from Chris Ware and Micheal Faber.