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Tintin In The Congo
Herge's Tintin In The Congo published in 1931 has a well-deserved reputation for a stereotypical, colonialist and racist viewpoint of the Congolese native population as part of the Belgian Empire So much so that even Herge would revisit it and re-edit it to make it not quite so much on the nose, during his lifetime[...]
Tintin Reporter - Cigars Of The Pharaoh Receives New Release Date
Microids has revealed a new trailer this morning for Tintin Reporter – Cigars Of The Pharaoh, as we get a better look at the gameplay This is something we've been looking forward to for a minute because most of the previous trailers don't really give a perspective of what you can expect to play, more[...]
Tintin Reporter - Cigars Of The Pharaoh Receives New Release Date
Microids and Tintinimaginatio revealed this morning that they have given Tintin Reporter – Cigars Of The Pharaoh an official release date The team confirmed that the game will officially launch for PC and all three major consoles on November 7, 2023 What's more, the game will be getting a special edition for those who want[...]
Tintin Reporter: Cigars Of The Pharaoh Releases New Trailer
Tintinimaginatio and Microids released an all-new reveal trailer today showing off their upcoming title Tintin Reporter: Cigars Of The Pharaoh Along with developer Pendulo Studios, the trailer gives us a better insight into the world they have created this time around, with an art style that feels like a cross between the animated cartoons and[...]
Tintin Reporter – Cigars Of The Pharaoh Announced For 2023 Release
Microids and Moulinsart announced a new game this morning as Tintin Reporter – Cigars Of The Pharaoh will be coming in 2023 The company had gotten permission a while ago to work on a new game involving the IP, but ever since then, we haven't heard a single thing Until now, as it's clear we're[...]
One Year Ago Boris Johnson Recovered From Coronavirus Reading Tintin
Apart from his own father, of course. And with the news that Boris Johnson was recuperating reading his favourite Tintin comic books, and thanking the two NHS nurses who he credited with saving his life, I was minded to draw the following cartoon Or rather, adapt one of Hergé's I think it may have been one[...]
Tintin Original Art Sells For $3.1 Million - But It's Not A Record
The Associated Press is reporting that a Tintin comic book cover by Herge sold at auction last week for 2.6 million euros or $3.1 million, "breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history." They are wrong, of course Fake news As it were. Tintin Original Art Sells For $3.1 Million – But[...]
Tintin Video Game
Video game publisher Microids and Moulinsart have come together to announce a Tintin video game is in the works There have been a couple of different video games based on the iconic franchise, the most recent being the 2011 title The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, based on the 2011 Steven Speilberg[...]
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You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. Boris Johnson and the coronavirus, in Tintin form By Rich Johnston, after Herge, WWE, Boris, and the return of comics in May – the 10 Most-Read Stories Yesterday People are loving those DC, Marvel and Batman Zoom backgrounds However, in more substantial articles, it's all about bringing[...]
tintin and the big sneeze
Bleeding Cool has received reports that Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson MP, has received copies of his favourite Tintin comics to read in hospital Boris, who was infected with the coronavirus, was hospitalised into intensive care and given oxygen to support his breathing He is now undergoing a long recovery[...]
First Tintin Cover Art by Hergé Bidding Passes $1 Million at Auction
The headline piece of the auction, Hergé's very first Tintin cover art, which appeared on the February 13, 1930 issue of Le Petit Vingtième, has just passed the $1 million mark with buyer's premium, with three days to go until auction close as of this writing The piece had a pre-auction estimate of $1.3 million,[...]
Single Page From Tintin In The Congo Page Sells For $820,000
It's the most controversial of Tintin volumes by Herge, Tintin In The Congo, for it's stereotypical, colonialist viewpoint of the Congolese native population So much so that even Herge would revisit it, and re-edit it to make it not quite so much on the nose. It may have been this attention that saw he above illustration[...]
Tintin Page Sells For Over $1,700,000 At Auction, Breaking World Record
But the Sotheny auction of comic book artwork and ephemera saw this double page from Tintin And The Sceptre Of Ottokar by Herge sell for 1,563,000 Euros or $1,706,374 This is a world record price for such a double page spread of comic book artwork.   That's a lot of change, especially considering Tintin is hardly visible in it…[...]
Will Tintin Page Break A Million Dollars? New Sothebys Comic Art Auction Goes Live
Here are just a few examples… the Asterix page from Asterix And Cleopatra is estimated at 200-250K Euros ($280,000) alone.     Though if you really like Uderzo, you can pick up this illustration in a very different style for a mere $100. And this colour illustration of Astrerix, Obelix and Dogmatix is a more reasonable $90,000   This Spirit page[...]
Moulinsart Lose Legal Case Over Tintin Rights
Moulinsart, the company that holds the estate of Hergé, has been lawsuit happy over anyone who tries to use Tintin images anywhere, fair use or not. It's why a number of publications, such as Tintin And The Secret Of Literature are published without Tintin imagery, and why fans have been legally targeted over the years by[...]
Tintin, The Opera
A Monopoly board. And now Tintin is to be an opera An opera. Based on the Tintin comic The Castafiore Emerald, which does to be fair, feature plenty of opera, A lyrical comedy will include Mozart arias and the work of Rossini, Offenbach, Puccini, Gounod and Verdi … with te words adapted from Hergé's books. Tintin will be played by Amani Devos, Castafiore by soprano[...]
Tintin Cover To Sell For Over $3 Million
Here we go folks. Tintin cover original artwork for Tintin In America, sold two years ago for $1.6 million. This year, a double page spread featuring a variety of illustrations used for many covers sold for almost $3.5 million. Well, this could smash even that record This folks is the original artwork for what could be the highest selling piece of comic book[...]
The Tintin Ebola Connection That Makes For A Very Strange Story
I was 27 and felt a bit like my childhood hero, Tintin." So, there you have it: Famous scientists doing important work read comics, kids! But there was also another interesting angle, as Piot disclosed that the nuns who contracted the disease and who had died were from Belgium and at Yambuku, part of the Belgian[...]
Tintin Page Worth $250,000-$350,000 Found Behind Sofa
A TV remote control, a lost slipper, half a tennis ball… Bit to the best of my knowledge, I've never found a page of Tintin original art worth between $250,000 to $400,000. A page from a Belgian comics collector from the Tintin book King Ottakar's Sceptre will be auctioned next month, expecting to raise between $250,000 and[...]
Tintin Original Art Page Sells For Almost Three-And-A-Half Million Dollars
$3.41 million dollars. This Tintin artboard by Herge is now the most expensive work of comic book art to date.   Sold today in Paris in auction, it was estimated to sell for 700 to 900,000 Euros Well, it did so much more than that. The page, showing Tintin and Snowy in many different situations, each the planned high point[...]
Tintin: The Black Island Cover Art To Hit A Million Dollars
Another Tintin cover will be auctioned May 24th  by Parisiene auction house, Arcturial. Previously, one cover had sold for $1.6 million. The new auction is for the famous Black Island cover It's possible the estimates below may be a little on the low side. The inked line art and color guide (created by Hergé himself) will be sold separately. The[...]
Desperately Seeking Comics At London Book Fair 2014
Those wacky French. Tintin does get everywhere… Though of course there was plenty of variety on hand. Also at the show was The British Library, promoting amongst other things, the book to accompany the upcoming Comics Unmasked exhibition. I managed to get a sneak peek at some of Paul Gravett's book, and it's a rather wonderful amalgamation[...]
Casterman To Publish Herge's 'Missing' Tintin Comic, The Thermozéro
We know that French publisher Casterman are planning a new Tintin book… in 2052, a year before the character joins the public domain. But there's another Tintin book that was never published, because it was never finished And now that's coming to light And, alongside a remastering of the colour version of  Tintin in the Land[...]
Could We Get New Tintin Earlier Than We Thought?
Bleeding Cool previously reported on plans by Tintin publisher Casterman to publish a new volume one year before the character enters the public domain, despite reported wishes of Herge. But at Angoulême, the scene seemed to be set for an earlier return to new volumes for the famous Belgian character, possibly in light of the success[...]
Things To Do In London This Week If You Like Comics – JMS To Tintin
But don't you fret! There are comic book things! Cameron Stewart, Will Simpson, JMS and Tintin! Saturday 4th January Cameron Stewart is signing at Gosh! Comics tomorrow Creator of the award-winning comic Sin Titulo, and artist on such mind blindingly good titles as Batman and Robin and Sea Guy will be at Gosh! on January the 4th from[...]
Casterman To Publish A New Non-Hergé Tintin Comic. In 2052.
There were to be no more Tintin books after his death And its something that his publisher Casterman has adhered to, until now Well, until 2052, anyway. Because Tintin will go out of copyright in 2053 and enter the public domain At which point anyone will be able to create and publish new Tintin comics. And while[...]
Tintin Translated Into A New Language. Broad Scots.
Tintin has been translated into over seventy languages Well now it has another Broad Scots. It has been translated by Dr Susan Rennie of Glasgow University, who worked from the original French versions..'The Black Island, or The Derk Isle as it now is, will be available in bookstores and Rennie talked about the process on BBC[...]
"Hergay" – The Adventures Of Georges And Tchang Finally Published
Remember this story from last year? A graphic novel telling the story of Tintin creator Herge and his gay affair with a young man, Tchang, the model for characters in his books, and an alleged communist Chinese spy? Given the nickname "Hergay", it has now found a publisher, as Georges & Tchang: A love story in[...]
The Man Who Banned Tintin From A Stockholm Library… For One Day
This morning, the Stockholm Library of Culture, the Kulturhuset, announced that it was removing Tintin books from its shelves. Behrang Miri, in charge of the library's youth sections, said that he'd made the decision because Tintin reflected a "caricature of a colonial perspective." That Africans are stupid, that Arabs sit on flying carpets, that Turks smoke hookahs[...]
$275 Million For Tintin And Friends
Reportedly this is for a sum worth 220 million Euros ($275 million, £175 million), and the deal will include Tintin and Corto Maltese publisher Casterman. You can see why it has taken a little time to finalise. The deal will, if it all goes through, create one of the largest publishers in the industry in France. By[...]