Tintin and Snowy, Tintin's Friends

I’m afraid I don’t understand a word on this site, PierreTintin, but it has a lot of non-English Tintin links and resources. Amongst many other things, it hosts a document [ PDF ] looking at Nyon, on the shore of Lake Geneva, and how Herge used it in The Calculus Affair. Again, non-English, but the pictures are worth a look. You can also check out the locations on used in The Calculus Affair and all the Tintin books using the Tintin Map.

Source: Nyon: Following the Tracks of Tintin and Snowy

Herge, Ligne Claire (Clear Line), Tintin and Snowy

Herge’s style of drawing for Tintin became know as Ligne Claire and became quite popular amongst European comic artists in the 1950s. Few artist use it today, partly because it is a style heavily linked with Tintin, however Peter van Dongen does and this excellent illustration was done by him for a Tintin fanzine.


You can find more of his work on The Ephemerist along with more about the illustration above.

Tintin and Snowy

Why, despite being over 50 years old, hasn’t Tintin grown up and reached puberty? Because of traumatic pituitary injury according to Canadian neurologists.

The research team successfully identified 50 significant losses of consciousness in 16 of Tintin’s 23 books. Of these, 43 incidents involved head trauma with loss of consciousness representing grade 3 concussions. Tintin sustained 26 concussions resulting from a blow with a blunt object. The most frequently used object was a club (8 times). Other causes for the subject’s loss of consciousness included bullet injury (3), chloroform poisoning (3), explosions (4), car accidents (3) and falls (2).

… We hypothesize that Tintin has growth hormone deficiency and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism from repeated trauma. This could explain his delayed statural growth, delayed onset of puberty and lack of libido.

The full study, Acquired growth hormone deficiency and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism in a subject with repeated head trauma, or Tintin goes to the neurologist, is available from Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Editorial, Links, Tintin and Snowy

For the last week or two I’ve been fighting Google and Javascript to add a new feature here to Tintin Movie.

Ever wondered all the places Tintin went to? Or wondered where Herge based Syldavia on? Well find out now on the Tintin Map.

Its not quite finished and I’ve only added a few books so far but the world is starting to fill up.