herge tintin



Hergé was born under the name Georges Remi on May 22, 1907 in Brussels (Etterbeek), Belgium. As a child, Hergé had a gift for drawing but never had any formal training in the visual arts. He attended both school and the boy scouts during the World War 1 and post-World War 1 Era. After he finished school Herge published his first ever cartoon: "The Adventures of Totor" for Le Boy-Scout Belge (a scouting magazine).
In 1928, he became in charge of the producing material for Le Petit Vingtieme (The Little Twentieth) a youth supplement newspaper. He began illustrating "The Adventures of Flup", "Nenesse", "Poussette", "Cochonnet", etc. January 10, 1929, Hergé introduced a cartoon about a traveling Belgium reporter (Tintin) accompanied by his fox terrier (Snowy) traveling the Soviet Union. By 1930, Herge published the very first Tintin book: "Tintin in the Land of the Soviets". Tintin soon became Hergé's "ligne Claire" (French for clear line) legacy.
The later adventures of Tintin involved other locations of the world from China all the way to America. Within the next 50 years Tintin became one of the most popular European comics of the 20th Century, due to its well-researched plots, appealing characters, humor, political thrillers, & real world settings. After completing 23 books, Herge passed away on March 3, 1983, leaving "Tintin & the Alpha-Art" (The 24th book) unfinished. Despite Hergé not being able to give his Tintin series the proper end, all of his works along with Tintin will continue to inspire artists and enchant readers from the years to come.
Since his death, he is considered one of the greatest contemporary artists and has sold over 200 million albums, translated into a hundred languages​​. Today, the work of Hergé is managed by his widow Fanny Rodwell via Moulinsart society and the Hergé Foundation.
Many derivatives have been taken from his prolific work. You will find in the sub-sections devoted to him old serigraphs in perfect condition, posters of art, unusual objects, resin figures published by Moulinsart, metal figurines painted PIXI, and many others beautiful collectibles.