The Art of Hergé, Inventor of Tintin: 1937-1949

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Last Gasp, 2008 - Art - 207 pages
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The second in a three-volume series, this is a selection of Herge's outstanding, often unpublished, drawings showing the diversity of his work and offering the reader a view of the range of his talent.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 second volume of The Art of Herge covers the years 1937 to 1945. The period illustrated in this volume is fascinating on a number of counts. It marks the maturity of Herg, the creator and artist. In 1937 Herg was only 30, but he had already laid down enough markers to lay claim to his future territory the strip cartoon. It was during this period that he began to render the Adventures of Tintin in color. The period covered in this volume was also marked by the national and international political tensions, and mounting dangers, that boiled over into the Second World War. 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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Philippe Goddin, born in 1944, is considered to be one of the top experts on Herge's life and oeuvre. He has been studying Herge's work for more than 30 years, and has published several books on the subject. He knows Herge personally.

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

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