Tintin: The Art of HergéRegular price $30.00
A handsome book telling the story of Hergé and his famous creation Tintin, through the collections of the Hergé Museum
Since Tintin first appeared in 1929, he has captivated generations of children and adults alike. Millions followed his journeys from the wilds of the Congo to the streets of Prague, Moscow and New York.
The Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium opened in 2009 to celebrate Tintin creator Georges Remi, later known as Hergé. The museum features hundreds of original plates, photographs and documents displaying the work and inspiration of the famed comic artist.
The book has a square format with an elegant embossed black and white drawing close-up of Tintin with his trademark quiff on the cover together with red and white checkerboard page edges, just like the iconic rocket ship from 'Destination Moon'.
The 480 pages inside are just as delightful. It’s full of colourful images from enticing photos of the Hergé Museum in Brussels, to artefacts and models used in the production of the Tintin books, snapshots and promotional pictures of Hergé. Readers can trace in detail how Hergé created his books, from preliminary rough sketches and figure drawings, pencil layouts and revisions, reference materials and photography, original camera art line (with all the corrections) and the final coloured print version. The book also includes fascinating nuggets about the characters including how to tell the difference between the two Thompson Twins (it's all about their moustaches)!
The perfect gift for Tintin fans.
- Author: Michel Daubert
- Paperback: 480 pages
- Date published: November 2013
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1419732751
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 21.6 x 4.4 cm