Happy 90th, Tintin

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Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Jan 2019, 08:10

Tintin is 90 on January 10th. My first euroclassic was the old Methuen edition of King Ottokar's Sceptre, in the second grade, ca. 1970-71. A whole new world opened up, I'd never read a graphic album before. This was something different. Thus began a lifelong love of the euroclassics. And Tintin is the granddaddy of them all: 1929 - 1983, and forever.

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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby Toby » 09 Jan 2019, 10:20

Herge was a genius.

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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby The Modernist » 09 Jan 2019, 10:22

I have zero interest in the stories, but the illustrations are wonderful..great colours.

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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Jan 2019, 10:42

And the "ligne claire" really makes the colors stand out. I've also got the facsimiles of the original nine bw albums, that were later redrawn and colored by the master. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1929) was the only one that was not colored, but even that has been colored now (the heresy!).
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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby Fonz » 09 Jan 2019, 14:48

Along with Spider-Man, Tintin was my childhood hero.
'Cigars...' was my first, and set up a lasting desire to travel, cruise, see Egypt, and meet foreigners, all from that one book!
I still have the ones I bought as a child, and have bought more-some of those facsimile editions.

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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby harvey k-tel » 09 Jan 2019, 15:46

My father traveled quite a bit for work when I was a kid, and would always bring something back for my sister and I as (I suppose) a way of making up for his absence, and after I fell in love with a Tintin book (I forget which one) he brought home once, he proceeded to buy them for me each time he went away. I never quite got the whole collection that way, but I've filled it in over the years, and apart from 'the Land of the Soviets' and 'in the Congo', I think I've got them all.
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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby Fonz » 09 Jan 2019, 16:08

Whenever I go abroad I always try and buy one in the native language.

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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby Robert » 09 Jan 2019, 16:17

The Modernist wrote:I have zero interest in the stories, but the illustrations are wonderful..great colours.



You should check this out the, uou'll probably like it

http://www.tcj.com/the-joost-swarte-interview/

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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby Snarfyguy » 09 Jan 2019, 16:35

harvey k-tel wrote:...and apart from 'the Land of the Soviets' and 'in the Congo', I think I've got them all.

I don't think In the Congo was ever released in the North American market due to sensitivities over the depiction of black people (exaggerated features and so forth). We only had it in a French language edition.
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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby Sneelock » 09 Jan 2019, 16:51

U.S. 60’s kiddy shows used to show the cartoons. I barely ever came across the comics until Fantagraphics or somebody released a gang of them in the early 80’s. I can still curl up with them. Good, character driven story telling.
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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Jan 2019, 17:16

Snarfyguy wrote:
harvey k-tel wrote:...and apart from 'the Land of the Soviets' and 'in the Congo', I think I've got them all.

I don't think In the Congo was ever released in the North American market due to sensitivities over the depiction of black people (exaggerated features and so forth). We only had it in a French language edition.


If it was ever done, it would probably have been Last Gasp, they did some early ones, incl. bw versions.
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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby Count Machuki » 11 Jan 2019, 16:27

Happy fuckin' Birthday, Tintin!!
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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby harvey k-tel » 11 Jan 2019, 18:29

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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby trans-chigley express » 15 Jan 2019, 04:48

My first Tintin book was The Crab With The Golden Claws which I got for Christmas when I was about 7. I absolutely loved it but couldn't afford to buy them so borrowed them from libraries. I have quite a few on my shelf now which I'd bought for my son but he never really got into them and I got more pleasure from reading them than he ever did.

I think the two part Red Rackham's Treasure/The Secret of the Unicorn and The Blue Lotus are my favourites. The latter I also have in Chinese but never learnt to read it.

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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby Penk! » 15 Jan 2019, 08:34

My son was asking if he could Watch the cartoon (not the Spielberg film, the Canadian series*) on Netflix the other day. I think it's still a bit mature for him, with all the guns and whatnot being waved around, but I've planned for a while to introduce him to (my own favourite, and the series' great rival) Asterix and Tintin when he's old enough; I look forward to rediscovering both with him.


*famous for having a credits and "previously on" sequence longer than the actual episodes if I remember rightly from my own childhood, although the theme tune was great and, despite all the aboot-ing, it was generally very faithful to the books.**

**odd fact number two: I looked up the series just now and found that the guy who voiced Captain Haddock comes from a place called Swastika, Ontario. :?
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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby Penk! » 15 Jan 2019, 08:35

The Modernist wrote:I have zero interest in the stories, but the illustrations are wonderful..great colours.


There's an awful lot of depth there G. Lots of symbolism and hidden meaning. Tom McCarthy has written that in the series Hergé creates a social tableau worthy of Austen or James!
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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby clive gash » 15 Jan 2019, 09:58

Growing up, I heard the opening declaration of the TV version as “Thursday’s adventures of TinTin”. As it wasn’t broadcast on a Thursday, confusion reigned in the gash brain so I could never engage with it.
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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby trans-chigley express » 15 Jan 2019, 10:32

I never cared much for the cartoon, it always seemed lame and hurried compared to the books. I enjoyed the Spielberg movie though.

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Re: Happy 90th, Tintin

Postby Jeemo » 15 Jan 2019, 15:14

The next one is to directed by Peter Jackson with SS producing. No other details about anything else.
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