Sunday, February 11, 2007

Herge 100 years

For everyone still guessing, this year marks the centenary of Herge's birth. To celebrate this important date for Belgian culture, a new cartoon was unveiled recently (10 January) at the Eurostar / Gare du Midi station in Brussels.

Appropriately this cartoon mural shows Tintin sur la locomotive (on the steam engine train) following Bobby Smiles, a gangster from Chicago. A detailed photo can be seen here. The cartoon is taken from Tintin in America (1932). The date chosen for the unveiling? The actual birth of Tintin on 10 January 1929.

Other cartoon related posts on Brussels Daily Photo, which I know many of you liked, were:
Le Chat
Monsiuer Jean
Jeune Albert
Feather Girl
El Scorpio
Victor Sackville
Le Passage
Quick and Flupke
Blondin and Cirage
Passe moi l'ciel
Boule and Bill
There was also the unknown one which is still a mystery
Blake and Mortimer
La Patrouille des Castors

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don said...

I like Tin Tin ( kuifje in dutch). I thought that Joost Swarte (Dutch graphic designer) made a museum for Herge in Belgium, am i wright?

John said...

Love the Tintin books, I still have my collection and read one every so often.