Tintin: Hergé and His Creation: Hergé and His Creation

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Hodder & Stoughton, Oct 13, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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The little black-and-white cartoon figure of Tintin first appeared in Belgium in 1929 in a Catholic newspaper where his creator, Herg?©, worked. Harry Thompson looks at the story of Herg?©, of Tintin and his origins, and beyond to when President de Gaulle could call Tintin 'his only rival'.

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User Review  - Andrew McDonald - Goodreads

I've read many (too many? – nah) Tintin companion books in my life but the late Harry Thompson's is the best. While it doesn't feature lovely, colour reproductions like Michael Farr's excellent guide ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mat Tait - Goodreads

I'm sure there's a more comprehensive Herge bio out there, but this is an entertaining and breezy read by someone with a clear love of the material, and its organising principle (each chapter ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Harry Thompson is the inventor and editor of many TV comedy series including Have I Got News For You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He is the author of acclaimed bestsellers, including Peter Cook: A Biography. His most recent book is a historical novel, This Thing of Darkness. He worked as a producer at Talkback TV and in his spare time ran an infamous cricket team, the Captain Scott XI. He died in November 2005.

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