From the depths of the ocean to the peaks of the highest mountains and beyond into space, Hergé’s Tintin explored the world and millions of children explored it with him. Revisit the innocent excitement of adventures with Tintin, mapped in detail in the Travels of a Boy Reporter.
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A Labour Of Love
Loving created by a lifelong fan of Tintin, this map plots each of the boy reporter’s journeys across the globe and into space. Readers from seven to seventy can track the intrepid hero’s travels, page by page, as they read. Opening a new world of understanding into how Hergé’s careful research, dedication to accuracy and occasional mistake shaped his masterwork.
Hergé wrote and completed twenty three different adventures in his life time. From the hard to find Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1929) to his final work, Tintin and the Picaros, in 1979. Travels of a Boy Reporter plots the route of each of these.
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“He even managed to fit in the Moon!”
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An Education in Geography
The map carefully plots Tintin’s travels in the far east, overcoming the challenges thrown up by eighty turbulent years of wars, revolutions and name changes.
Hergé was passionate about educating and informing young people. He knew what a difference a good education can make, especially when dealing with peoples and cultures different from our own. Every culture or country Tintin visited was carefully researched by Hergé and this is reflected in the books.
The Travels of a Boy Reporter continues this tradition with meticulous attention to detail and research. Every frame of every book was analyzed for clues. How people dressed, the languages spoken, the vegetation and the animals all helped pin point each step on Tintin’s map of the world.
“What I Always Wanted”
Designed by life long Tintinologist Chris Tregenza, this work was born out of a long held desire.
“I learnt to read on Tintin and I learnt so much about the world but I always wanted more. As a small child I would find my Father’s atlas and look up the wonderful places Tintin had visited and dream of going there myself.”
“Years later, during the quiet days between Christmas and New Year, I started sketching out a map thinking it would only take a few days. Five months of constant work later I had the first prototype in my hand and it was still a couple of months later that the final version was complete.”
“This map has taught me so much about the world.”
“a labor of love”
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Buy The Map
The map is available on Red Bubble for fast, cheap shipping to Tintin fans around the world.