Tintin: The Complete Companion: The Complete Guide to Tintin's World

Tintin: The Complete Companion: The Complete Guide to Tintin's World

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By (author) Michael Farr

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  • Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 230mm x 304mm x 20mm | 1,050g
  • Publication date: 3 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405261277
  • ISBN 13: 9781405261272
  • Illustrations note: full colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 38,321

Product description

Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in the complete guide to the world of Tintin Lavishly illustrated with photographs, illustrations, sketches and maps, the Tintin Companion is the ideal gift book for any fan of Herge's great character. Written by ace Tintinologist Michael Farr, this book is the complete guide to The Adventures of Tintin, including fascinating background information on how the books were created. Learn how Tintin was based on Herge's brothe, and Captain Haddock on himself! With fascinating detail Michael Farr also recounts how real people came to be immortalised in the Tintin books. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies of Herge's works have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.

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Author information

Herge (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed 23 albums of The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. With translations published in over 80 languages, more than 230 million copies sold worldwide and a Hollywood movie to its name, Tintin dominates the Comics and Graphic Novels chart even today. Sadly, Herge died in 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished, but his hero continues to be one of the most iconic characters in both adult and children's fiction.

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.".. a delightful introduction to the world of Tintin, providing extended profiles of the series' colorful cast of recurring characters while exploring Herg 's sources for each of them." -- Publishers Weekly (on Farr's Tintin & Co.)