The Adventures of Hergé, Creator of Tintin

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Last Gasp of San Francisco, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 127 pages
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In this anniversary portrait Michael Farr reveals the complex personality of Herge, the remarkable artist behind Tintin, the boy reporter who continues to thrill and delight an ever-widening audience. In seven separate sketches Farr presents a picture of a man whose life is the key to his creation.
First introduced in 1929, The Adventures of Tinin remains a constant source of reference throughout this new book, which draws on fresh material found in the extensive archive of Studios Herge, and from interviews with those who knew Herge intimately.
Generously illustrated, it examines the life and passions of a man who, despite his international fame, preferred to avoid the limelight, finding inspiration in modern art, the latest scientific developments and world affairs, and seeking enlightenment in Zen Buddhism and philosophy. It considers his role as the European pioneer of the strip cartoon, and establishes his role developing contemporary cinema. Steven Spielberg - the one filmmaker Herge believed could successfully bring Tintin to the large screen

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

Always interesting to learn about significant people. This book is not a typical biography but rather a selection of topics that the author organizes stories or biographical details around to tell the ... Read full review

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A fawning, superficial biography of Herge. Not impressed at all by Michael Farr's scholarship.

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About the author (2007)

Michael Farr is a leading British Tintinologist, and an expert on the comic series Tintin and its creator, Herg . He has written several books on the subject as well as translating translating several others into English. Farr was a reporter and foreign correspondent for Reuters and then the Daily Telegraph. He was soon sent to many of the destinations familiar to Tintin, including Africa, the former Soviet Union, and Central and eastern Europe. When based in Brussels, he became acquainted with the creator of Tintin, Herg, and was later to have access to his extensive archives.

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