“Tintin is myself. He reflects the best and brightest in me; he is my successful double. I am not a hero. But like all 15-year-old boys, I dreamt of being one…and I have never stopped dreaming. Tintin has accomplished many things on my behalf.” -Hergé
The Adventures of Tintin series created in 1929 by a Belgian artist called “Hergé” . Clever ,witty and ever-curious, Tintin is a young reporter-turned-detective whose pursuit of villains, criminals, treasure and the occasional artifact takes him all over the world! A cast of friends accompany him throughout his adventures: my favorites Tournesol and Milou! Hergé based his stories on real-world events and cultures catching the Belgian national attention — from space exploration to Arab oil wars — bringing them to life for his readers in inspiring and exciting ways.
Tintin is a part of many generations of French Children’s heritage, my parents and I grew up with him and now kids in the U.S will rediscover him and fall in love! My own two kids are already devouring Tintin BD’s ( Bandes dessinées) in French!!!
“The Adventures of Tintin:The Secret of the Unicorn” (computer animated) by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson coming to the U.S on December 21rst, 2011! I just wish Milou was still called Milou and not Snowy!