Tintin and Snowy

As Tintin’s lunar adventures get set to be re-published we say Happy Birthday, Hergé!

Photograph of Hergé (Georges Prosper Remi, 22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), depicting him alongside a bust of Tintin, his most famous creation
Photograph of Hergé (Georges Prosper Remi, 22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), depicting him alongside a bust of Tintin, his most famous creation. Image: Wikipedia

Let’s celebrate the birthday of birth of Belgian author Hergé, born this day 22nd May 1907, the creator of The Adventures of Tintin, with a little tour of just some of his work – and news on a new collection of Tintin’s lunar adventures…

July will see the release of a new hardcover collection, Tintin and the Moon: Destination Moon & Explorers on the Moon to help celebrate Tintin’s 90th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in this stellar volume including Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon. This is the first time these two stories have been collected together in an oversized, luxe hardcover edition that features a new cover and lavish silver spine.

Tintin on the Moon - French Edition
Coming soon: Tintin on the Moon – this is the French Edition (Tintin y la Luna)

16 years before the first man walked on the moon, Tintin arrived at the satellite’s secret space station to do some galactic detective work.

In Destination Moon Tintin, the world’s most famous traveling reporter. discovers that Professor Calculus is building a space rocket. Tintin and Captain Haddock are amazed to find that Professor Calculus is planning a top-secret project from the Sprodj Atomic Research Centre in Syldavia. And before our intrepid hero knows it, the next stop on this adventure is… space.

Following on from the events of Destination Moon, Tintin finds himself in a rocket on a collision course with the moon in Explorers on the Moon. And with Snowy the dog, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and the Thompson twins aboard, things quickly spiral further and further out of control!

Tintin y la Luna Exhibition - CosmoCaixa, Barcelona

Tintin’s lunar adventures have been the focus of an exhibition in Barcelona in recent months, at Barcelona’s science museum, CosmoCaixa. It runs until the 26th May – I’ll keep an eye out for any information on whether it is going on further tour, or keep an eye on the official Tintin web site or the respected Tintinlogist fan site (links below).

Tintin in the Land of the Soviets

Hergé Tintin: Coke in Stock (retitled The Red Sea Sharks in English) Plate 58 Journal Tintin of December 4, 1957 (Casterman - 1958). With its title-shaped word game, Coke in Stock was the 19th album of the adventures of Tintin and Snowy. This was the last of this decade's stories. Hergé echoed the news reports of the late Fifties to create a story about the criminal activities of an international gang that traffics in both slaves and weapons of war.
Hergé Tintin: Coke in Stock (retitled The Red Sea Sharks in English) Plate 58 Journal Tintin of December 4, 1957 (Casterman – 1958). With its title-shaped word game, Coke in Stock was the 19th album of the adventures of Tintin and Snowy. This was the last of this decade’s stories. Hergé echoed the news reports of the late Fifties to create a story about the criminal activities of an international gang that traffics in both slaves and weapons of war.
Tintin by Hergé © Hergé / Moulinsart 2015
Tintin by Hergé © Hergé / Moulinsart
Tintin and Snowy
Tintin by Hergé © Hergé / Moulinsart
Tintin - Chang!
Tintin by Hergé © Hergé / Moulinsart

 

 

Tintin au Congo
Tintin has gone through many changes since his early days… Tintin by Hergé © Hergé / Moulinsart
Tintin Book Covers
Tintin by Hergé © Hergé / Moulinsart
Vintage Tintin Wallpaper
Vintage Tintin Wallpaper produced in the 1970s .Image: Handmade & Vintage

Official Tintin web site

Tintinologist.org

Providing Tintin news, articles, reviews, guides, forums and more. Formerly The Cult of Tintin, Tintinologist.org is the oldest and largest English-language Tintin fan-site on the Internet

Check out some amazing Tintin-inspired wall art in Brussels on RadissonRed

Tintin’s adventures: Tintin and Alph-Art; Tintin in America, Tintin in the Land of the Soviets; Tintin and the Picaros. Tintin in Tibet; Tintin: The Black Island; Tintin: The Blue Lotus; Tintin: The Broken Ear; Tintin: The Calculus Affair; Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald; Tintin: Cigars of the Pharaoh; Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws; Tintin: Destination Moon; Tintin: Explorers of the Moon; Tintin: Flight 714 to Sydney; Tintin: King Ottakar’s Sceptre; Tintin: Land of Black Gold; Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun; Tintin: Red Rackham’s Treasure; Tintin: The Red Sea Sharks; Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn; Tintin: The Seven Crystal Balls; and Tintin: The Shooting Star

• The Adventures of Tintin on Amazon (affliliate link)

Tintin by Hergé © Hergé / Moulinsart 2019

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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