“I went on a trip with Bob De Moor, aboard a cargo ship, so that we could put ourselves in the right setting. We gathered pictures and sketches, because we wanted to convey, in a truthful way, the maritime atmosphere.” –Hergé
As he leaves a movie theatre along with Tintin, Captain Haddock bumps into an old acquaintance, General Alcazar. In doing so, the latter loses his wallet. When they setout to give it back to its owner, our friends realize that he has lied about his residence… This is where the adventure begins!
Tintin, perhaps one of the most famous cartoon heroes of all time, is as much a child of the 20th century as his creator, Georges Remi—aka Hergé (1907-1983). Tintin’s adventures, marked by his inquisitiveness, sense of mystery and witty humour, are deeply rooted in the events of that tumultuous era.
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