Tintin: Complete Companion

Tintin: Complete Companion

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Tintin The Complete Companion starts where Tintin and the World of Herge stooped. An overview of the world famous comic character and of his adventures through the 23 titles of the complete oeuvre, the Complete Companion contextualizes Herge's work replaces it in its historical period by showing side by side by side the drawings and the references used by the artist to establish believable backgrounds and realistic details. Also included are sketches, large number of sketches that Herge would rework and polish until he would fine the clearest, most easily readable line giving birth to a style that would later be called the Clear Line. While this book is clearly aimed at an older reading audience, its iconography and attractive layouts will also appeal to teen agers and young and old comic connoisseurs who are familiar with Tintin adventures

Title:Tintin: Complete Companion
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780867199017
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    Tintin: Complete Companion Reviews

  • Maz

    This is obviously a top read for Tintin enthusiasts! No one who likes Tintin is going to tell you otherwise! Michael Farr provides a detailed account of how each Tintin book came into being, and each ...

  • David Glenn Dixon

    Washington City PaperArts & Entertainment : Book ReviewTintinspottingBy Glenn Dixon • August 2, 2002Once, back in my editing days, I was needling a staffer over his failure to provide me with copy. ...

  • aneurysm1985

    The concept behind this officially-sanctioned book is mouth-watering. Hergé Foundation/Moulinsart gave Michael Farr free reign of Hergé's archives, allowing him to show the reference images and sket...

  • Kerry

    This is indeed an exhaustive companion volume to the body of work by Herge, and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has read, or intends to read, all of the Tintin series.The discussions of how He...

  • Dominick

    Interesting, loving, generally well-written, and copiously illustrated book covering mainly the Tintin series, though also including a lot of biographical detail about Herge. Farr manages to deal with...

  • Marc Haegeman

    A highly informative and well researched guide to the world of Tintin. Beautifully illustrated and boasting the same format as the albums....

  • Tibby (she/her)

    I have owned this book for a good 15 years and decided it was time to read it. I spent the summer revisiting all of the Tintin adventures while reading along in Farr's book. I was curious how the comi...

  • Rachel

    This book basically tells what happens in all of the books, very briefly, as well as what was changed in each subsequent edition. It also mentions many sources of inspiration for Herge, and displays s...

  • Axel Matfin

    An absolutely fantastic book that illuminates Herge's process of creating some of the most iconic adventure stories of all time. I didn't really realize how old Tintin was and how many of his early ad...

  • Tom Loock

    I read this excellent 200 page hc companion alongside my complete re-read of the 24 Tintin-books by Hérge. The book is structured chronologically and each time before I read the actual book, I enjoye...