Tintin - Hergé's Masterpiece
Since he first appeared in Hergé's weekly cartoon strip in Le Petit Vingtième in Paris in 1929, Tintin has become one of the most celebrated characters in the comic world. With more than 200 million copies of the famous twenty-three "albums" sold worldwide, Hergé's iconic hero has exploded genres and expectations. Drawing on the archives of the Hergé Museum in Brussels, this book looks at the evolution of Hergé's artwork, from the simplicity of the early newspaper strips to the sophisticated graphic work of the later books. With rarely seen pencil sketches, character drawings, and watercolors alongside original artwork from the finished stories, the book illuminates Tintin's progress from whimsical caricature to profound icon and reveals parallel development from cartoonist to artist.