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The Adventures of Herge: Creator of Tintin

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  111 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In this anniversary portrait Michael Farr reveals the complex personality of Herge, the remarkable artist behind Tintin, the boy reporter who continues to thrill and delight an ever-widening audience. In seven separate sketches Farr presents a picture of a man whose life is the key to his creation.
First introduced in 1929, The Adventures of Tinin remains a constant sourc
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published February 25th 2015 by Last Gasp (first published March 1st 2008)
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Jan 03, 2014 Josh rated it really liked it
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Odd book, very strangely organized -- not exactly chronological, more like select episodes from Hergé's life that seem haphazardly thrown together. Much of the material is well-worn and found in greater detail or with more insight in other biographies of Hergé. Also a lot of repetitive material from chapter to chapter. And I wish there were more illustrations of scenes from the books that are discussed in this one. On the other hand, the book is beautifully designed and filled with wonderful pho ...more
John Peel
Jan 15, 2016 John Peel rated it liked it
I have loved Tintin since I first read one of his adventures when I was about seven years old. There's just something so special about the Tintin books (especially the two Moon books!). So I was happy to find this biography of Herge, the creator of Tintin. There's a lot of interesting information and pictures in this volume, and it's a fun and easy read. My only reservation is that the author decided not to tell his biography in chronological order, but as separate subjects in each chapter, span ...more
May 06, 2008 Paul rated it liked it
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Often tries to be a little too insightful, leading to entire chapters speculating on things that MIGHT have influenced Herge's Tin Tin.

And the book does something I found extremely annoying---the captions under each photo or piece of art were exactly taken word for word from the text, so that as I read along, for instance, I'd look at a repo panel from Tintin and the Picaros with a caption of "In Tintin and the Picaros the streets of Tapiocapolis offer a setting for the sculpture of Marcel Arno
Jul 08, 2014 Kai rated it it was amazing
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Definitely inspiring and worth looking through the history Herge and his beloved creation Tintin. His works never cease to inspire other writers and artists.
Ishan Mehta
Mar 26, 2014 Ishan Mehta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every Tintin fan should read this.
May 24, 2013 Relstuart rated it liked it
Shelves: biography, super-hero
Always interesting to learn about significant people. This book is not a typical biography but rather a selection of topics that the author organizes stories or biographical details around to tell the life of Herge. So you will get some facts repeated multiple times.

His life long passion for art was interesting as is realizing how much of himself is reflected in Tintin.
Dec 30, 2011 Jessica rated it it was ok
I couldn't make heads or tails of the different characters drifting in and out of its pages or even of the basic facts of Herge's life. The illustrations were no fun to spend time with, too spiky and kind of artless a rendering, by my taste. I would rather spend time rerearing old Tintins than finish The Adventures of Herge. I wish it were otherwise.
Jun 27, 2013 Sylvester rated it it was ok
The art itself was great - in the style of Herge. Herge himself, it turns out, was not so very interesting to me or admirable. As is so often the case - the author does not hold a candle to his creations.
Mike Horne
Jul 26, 2012 Mike Horne rated it it was ok
Hagiography! I love Tintin, but this book is clearly a "how wonderful is Herge." I thought this book better--Assouline, Pierre (2009). Hergé, the Man Who Created Tintin
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