News & Happenings

There’s always something new and exciting in the world of Tintin. Here’s the latest!

On 3 March 1983…

© Studios Hergé 2014

© Studios Hergé 2014

On 3 March 1983, the creator of Tintin passed away. For the storyteller the adventure was over, but today the adventures continue in the minds of his readers! Thank you Hergé for the wonderful world you left behind for us.

 

Tintinologist Michael Farr pays a visit to the Hergé Museum

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The Hergé Museum welcomed a special guest yesterday: Tintinologist Michael Farr! Author of the popular book about Tintin and his creator Hergé, Tintin: The Complete Companion, Farr spent time browsing the galleries; at the end of his visit he wrote a wonderful message in the visitors’ book. Please come back to visit us again soon Mr Farr!

 

Happy Birthday Tintin!

Happy Birthday Tintin

On 10 January 1929 Tintin appeared for the first time in Le Petit Vingtième, the children’s supplement to the Brussels newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle. The date fell on a Thursday, the day of the week on which the supplement was published. In those days children had Thursdays off school, which they made up for by attending on Saturdays!

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Tintin!

For the brave comic strip character who would become his most famous creation, Hergé was inspired by the investigative reporting of the 1920s. For his trademark quiff, it is possible that the author made him resemble his little brother, Paul Remi. Hergé named Tintin’s best friend and faithful companion after his first girlfriend, whose nickname was Milou!

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This weekend…

To mark the occastion of Tintin’s 85th birthday, on Sunday this weekend two special French-language talks will be given by Studios Hergé author and archivist Dominique Maricq and author/Producer Alok B. Nandi, at the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. The theme is Tintin in India, to coincide with the temporary exhibition currently on display at the Museum: “Hello Brussels? Gaipajama Calling!”

Sunday 12 January 2014

11 pm to 12 pm: Sur les Traces de Tintin en Inde, conference by Dominique Maricq (French)

4pm to 5pm: En Inde avec Tintin conference by Alok Nandi (French)

© Nicolas Borel. Atelier de Portzamparc 2013

 

And to round off this anniversary news, visit our French-language site by clicking the link below, for a little tribute to our favourite reporter!

Happy Birthday Tintin!

www.fr.tintin.com

FREE ENTRANCE TO THE HERGE MUSEUM!

© Nicolas Borel. Atelier de Portzamparc 2013

© Nicolas Borel. Atelier de Portzamparc 2013

On Sunday 5 January 2014, visitors to the Hergé Museum will be able to enjoy a leisurely tour of the galleries – completely free of charge (opening hours 10am to 6 pm)! This is part of an ongoing offer in collaboration with the “Arts & Publics” association, inviting people to enjoy free museum trips on the first Sunday of every month.

 

Peter Jackson talks Tintin!

© Hergé – Moulinsart 2013

© Hergé – Moulinsart 2013

In a brief interview recently, posted on Italian film news website www.badtaste.it, Peter Jackson confirms that Tintin 2 is definitely on the way – he’s just got to get through the rest of the Hobbit and then it’ll be full steam ahead!

 

2014 Tintin calendar

Bad weather is the theme of the 2014 Tintin calendar, which is full of delightful Hergé graphics. The metal ring-bound softcover calendar has a glossy cover and comes packaged in shrink wrap. The calendar is quadrilingual, including English, French, Dutch and Spanish text. Get them while they’re hot (or not) at the Amazon US Tintin store!

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Tintin gifts at Amazon!

It’s the end of the year soon and what better way to celebrate the festive season than by giving Tintin gifts to your friends and family!

US Tintin fans can browse great gifts at the Amazon.com Tintin shop

Whether  or not we have a white Christmas this year, it’s always “Snowy” one way or the other on these great Tintin greetings cards!

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Christmas shopping

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As Christmas grows near and we are all going online to shop for gifts, tintinboutique.com is fully stocked up with a wide range of toys, books, games, fashion accessories and Tintin merchandise, guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of family and friends. The team at the website has also been working hard to offer more features to customers. This week the boutique was launched in a new language: every page of the website – the whole available catalogue – can now be browsed in Dutch!
Happy shopping at www.tintinboutique.com!

2054…

© Hergé / Moulinsart 2013

© Hergé / Moulinsart 2013

In interviews given to the Belgian newspaper Le Soir (21 October) and the French newspaper Le Monde (22 October), Charlotte Gallimard (Director of Casterman), Nick Rodwell (Director of Moulinsart) and Benoît Mouchard (Editorial Director of Casterman) announced that a new Tintin adventure would probably see the light of day… one day!

It is important to note that, unless the law changes, Tintin will still move into the public domain in 2054. The hypothetical new book will not change anything. The idea of creating a new Tintin adventure is the result of reflection regarding the best way to promote the work of Hergé in the faraway future, at the point when the fateful day arrives!

Hergé and the Treasures of Tintin book signing event!

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On Saturday 19 October, from 2 to 5 pm, Dominique Maricq from the Studios Hergé will be at the Tintin Shop in Covent Garden, London, to sign newly-published copies of his book Hergé and the Treasures of Tintin. Tintin fans are in for a real treat: the new book is packed with in-depth information about the Adventures of Tintin, and includes 20 high-quality facsimiles of original documents such as ink drawings, pencil sketches, promotional posters and much more. The book will make an invaluable addition to even the most complete Tintin library!

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Event: Hergé and the Treasures of Tintin book signing, with author Dominique Maricq and translator Stuart Tett

Place: The Tintin Shop, 34 Floral St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DJ

Date and time: Saturday 19 October, from 2 to 5 pm