It has been a busy week in Tintinland.
This curious piece of art is from Lankee.com, a collage artist.
Things are very quiet over the festive period for Tintin and his friends so there are only a couple of titbits of Tintin related news for you.
A reworking of the classic cover to Tintin in the Land of the Soviets. The Ephemerist has the full story.
The Guardian ran a piece on Ten of the Best Pirates. Not only does it feature Sir Francis Haddock, Captain Haddock’s ancestor, but the list also includes another of my favourite books from childhood, Swallows & Amazons.
Yes, the locations for the Tintin Movie have been revealed!
But it is not the Spielberg / Jackson CGI movie but the original live action film, Tintin and the Blue Oranages. Dedicated Tintin fan Carsten has found many of the locations in the film and photographed them for a then and now comparison.
(Original Tintinoligist post)
Phthoggos (LiveJournal& FlickR) has put together a sketchbook on FlickR of Tintin drawings by comics artists. It features lots of artist who I don’t recognize but here are a couple I do.
Alex Robinson, writer and artist of the fantastic Box Office Poison:
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Bryan Lee O’Malley writes and draws my favourite Canadian manga, Scott Pilgrim
Chris of Comics 212 documents his trip to Japan which included a trip to a Japanese Tintin Store completed with the Tintin albums reformatted to more closely resemble manga books.
Rather than shrinking the art, they decided instead to cut-and-paste the panels and pages to create a thicker, more ‘manga-sized’ expeirence. And in black and white too. I’d be surprised if this particular translation/reformat wasn’t actually handled in France, because it’s pretty-much a note-perfect translation of the stories from one format to another. I picked up one of these for a diehard Tintin fan that we know, and he loved it. Cool beans!
Harajuku Part 2: Peanuts, Tintin, Moomin
The Inveresk Street Ingrate has an excellent suggestion about which book to make as the third film.
Tintin And The Mystery Of The Golden Fleece plus Tintin And The Blue Oranges, the first and second live action Tintin films made in 1960’s seem to be available in Australia. No sign of them having a UK or US release.
Le Tintin Movie, despite its name, is an English language blog about the Tintin Movie.
Crooked Timber has a great post and an excellent discussion in the comments on advice to (American) Librarians about Tintin in America
Picked up from the Crooked Timber post is this page of what Captain Haddock says in the Danish editions of the Tintin books including “Pocket-Mussolini! Mackerel-eater! Carnival pirate! Fatbladder!” .
Dom Joly is mad about Tintin.
A Tintin fire escape on Flickr.
Over on the Live Journal Tintin community Boy Reporter, user Smidgeroo has combined their love of Tintin and their love of dolls in this:
More photos and discussion here.