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Posted By Alex Belth On January 23, 2012 @ 9:50 am In 1: Featured,Arts and Culture,Bookish,Links: Biography,Links: Reviews | Comments Disabled


There was a good review in the Times yesterday by Cullen Murphy. It is about a new book on Georges Remi (aka Herge), the creator of Tintin [2]:


What’s most distinctive about Tintin is the artwork. Hergé’s trademark ligne claire style, which developed gradually, dispensed with shading and relied on inked lines of uniform weight. To accentuate that line — “the true backbone,” Hergé would insist — colors were restricted to a range of relatively soft tones. Although the characters were cartoon figures, the backgrounds were realistic, even elegant. Hergé did a vast amount of research into cars, ships, airplanes, animals. His pacing and composition owed much to movies.


You can order “Herge, Son of Tintin,” By Benoit Peeters here [5].

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[2] a new book on Georges Remi (aka Herge), the creator of Tintin: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/books/review/herge-son-of-tintin-by-benoit-peeters-translated-by-tina-a-kover-book-review.html?_r=1&ref=books

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[4] Image: http://www.bronxbanterblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/21herge_i.jpg

[5] “Herge, Son of Tintin,” By Benoit Peeters here: http://www.amazon.com/Herg%C3%A9-Son-Tintin-Benoit-Peeters/dp/1421404540

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