There’s always something new and exciting in the world of Tintin. Here’s the latest!
We are celebrating the Hergé Museum’s fourth birthday this weekend and there are all kinds of activities on at and around the Museum.
The Tintin flea market, conferences and talks, a screening of the film The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn…
Come and join us – the more the merrier! Click here to find out more about the programme.
Recently Dominique Maricq from the Studios Hergé took the time to answer a series of questions (in English) at the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Click on the link below to visit the site where you can listen to the interview.
This month British publisher Egmont is publishing 8 more titles from the Tintin Young Readers series. Originally released by Little Brown in the United States, these Tintin books include the original adventures and 30 pages of bonus material, taking readers behind the scenes to discover how Hergé created his stories. Last year examples of this bonus material were made available on the Tintin Facebook page; follow these links to take a look:
The Shooting Star
The Crab with the Golden Claws
King Ottokar’s Sceptre
The Black Island
The Broken Ear
Tintin in America
Cigars of the Pharoah
The Blue Lotus
Red Rackham’s Treasure
The Secret of the Unicorn
The Authentication Committee for the work of Hergé was formed on 20 July 2010, under the aegis of Studios Hergé.
In response to growing interest in the work of Hergé, and the appearance of increasing numbers of dubious and false examples of this work, Studios Hergé has taken the step, in the interest of protecting the œuvre, of forming an authentication committee with the backing of the most respected experts in the field.
The Committee is tasked with authenticating work, on any supporting medium, attributed to Hergé.
The following types of work are eligible for submission to the Committee: original plates, sketches, colour work, autographs accompanied by a drawing, edited work and generally any graphical document that could be attributed to Hergé and/or to Studios Hergé at the time when the organisation was managed by Hergé or by Bob de Moor following the death of Hergé.
Five members, including four experts, will sit on the Committee: Bernard Tordeur, Dominique Maricq, Philippe Goddin and Ann Marchal. The chairperson of the committee is Sophie Tchang, Curator of the Hergé Museum.
The Committee will host three sessions of appraisal per year.
The next session will take place on Tuesday 21 May 2013.
Persons who wish to approach the Committee are asked to use the following contact details:
The Hergé Committee
c/o Studios Hergé
Mademoiselle Magali SOUBRAS
Avenue Louise 162
Tel: 0032 (0)26 26 24 21
This week the top online boutique for Tintin merchandise was updated to make it 100% iPad-friendly. To check out the store on your iPad – or on any other device! – click on www.tintinboutique.com. There’s something for everyone!
This year we are displaying the front cover of Tintin magazine dated 21 March 1951, an Easter special issue, to celebrate. Tintin, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and the Thom(p)sons are helping spring to burst forth. Brussels scamps Quick and Flupke lend a hand. Given the extra cold weather a lot of people have been experiencing in Europe and beyond this year, the sight of Tintin and Flupke busily sweeping away the snow gives us all hope! Happy Easter!
Hey Tintin fans. There’s a great special offer going on at www.tintinboutique.com. Posters are on promotion! Selected Tintin posters at over 60% off! Click: http://bit.ly/170iO5B
The Brussels boutique has been redecorated to celebrate Easter. The lively décor has a colourful vintage feel, which evokes the 1960s covers of Tintin magazine.
Check out the new monochrome Tintin busts, made in France and crafted in Limoges porcelain. Tintin strikes three characteristic poses in these classy brand new items.
Soon it will be time for Easter egg hunts and all kinds of fun and games. Everything is ready for Easter at the Boutique – even Snowy!
It was great to hear the news that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are aiming for a 2015 Christmas release for Tintin 2. In this context guess who came to visit the Hergé Museum the other day? The English actor Andy Serkis! It was a great honour, enhanced by the fact that, given Serkis’ 2011 role in Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s The Adventures of Tintin, it was the closest thing to Captain Haddock visiting the Museum in person, blistering barnacles! An article about the visit, along with some photos, will be published in the next issue of the Amis du Musee Herge Magazine: http://admh.museeherge.com/
Great news from Hitfix.com: it is reported that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are aiming to release the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin : Secret of the Unicorn over Christmas 2015. In an interview Speilberg also confirmed that the script of the movie – based on two classic Tintin books – has been completed. For the full article click here.