The Art of Hergé, Inventor of Tintin: 1907-1937

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Last Gasp, 2008 - Art - 207 pages
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The first in a three-volume series, this is a selection of Herge's outstanding, often unpublished, drawings showing the diversity of his work and offering the reader a view of the range of his talent. Georges Remi, better known as Herge, the creator of Tintin & Snowy, was born a century ago. He left an exceptional legacy, the center ofwhich was Tintin, but which also included much other work. This first volume of The Art of Herge covers the years 1907 to 1937, and his development as a young, promising artist; it covers: his childhood and schoolboy sketches, first published drawings, his burgeoning work as an illustrator and graphic designer, ads, the occasional painting, and, of course, his comics. From his childhood onwards, Herge produced a vast number of drawings, and these are all presented in chronological order, with many high quality reproductions, all accompanied by concise commentary, allowing us a closer look into the artist's daily routine, and by extension, his thoughts.

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(More pictures at This is the first of a three-volume series that looks at the art of Herge, creator of Tintin, whose real name is Georges Remi. The first volume covers from 1907 (when ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Philippe Goddin was born in 1944. Hie is considered to be one of the top experts on Herge's life and oeuvre.

Michael Farr is a leading British Tintinologist, that is an expert on the comic series Tintin and its creator, Herge. He has written several books on the subject as well as translating several others into English.

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