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Hergé told the story of how he and Edgar P. Jacobs went to collect sketches and data from a house Jacobs has discovered as the ideal location for the house of Professor Hercules Tarragon in The Seven Crystal Balls. Hergé … Continue reading

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Travels of a Boy Reporter

By popular demand, the highly praised Travels of a Boy Reporter has returned. This map tracks the journey of Tintin in his 23 adventures across the world. Download & Print The map is available as a download for just £10. … Continue reading

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Anthony Horowitz to write screenplay for Tintin 2

The world-famous author and screen-writer will be writing the script for Tintin 2! This is absolutely wonderful news for those who are fans of his popular ”Alex Rider” series (me included). Anthony Horowitz is a wonderful storyteller and a master … Continue reading

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Tintin Movie to be Old School

“There will be no cell phones, no TV sets, no modern cars. Just timeless Europe.” – Steven Spielberg Le Monde magazine interviewed Steven Spielberg about his work on Tintin. The interview was presumably done in English and translated to French … Continue reading

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The Aeroplanes of Tintin

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has released its entire collection of airline posters online. It features some 700 posters from the early days of flying including many from the 1920s and 1930s. Not only are many of them … Continue reading

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Jackson on the Tintin Movies

Peter Jackson was at the San Diego Comic Convention, talking about a lot of things including Tintin. Jackson’s work on Tintin is still in early stages but he insists that the films are being made by people who are true … Continue reading

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Real Places in Tintin

Herge liked to mix real and fictional geography in his story-telling, sometimes explicitly and sometimes implicitly. Machu Picchu doesn’t appear directly in the books but it can be assumed as the basis for the temple in The Seven Crystal Balls … Continue reading

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