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Tintin & Co.

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  99 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Leading British Tintinologist and journalist, Michael Farr, presents his choice of the dozen most important and colorful characters from The Adventures of Tintin, revealing their origins, and inspirations, and the source of their enduring fascination. This handsome, lavishly-illustrated volume takes a closer look at the remarkable cast that enriches the adventures:
Hardcover, 131 pages
Published February 25th 2015 by Last Gasp (first published January 1st 2007)
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May 05, 2008 rated it liked it
This is good, but Farr's other book on Tintin, Tintin: The Complete Companion is better.

The text in these character sketches often devolves into Farr simply describing the comic, which seems unnecessary. If one wants to know what happens in the comic, one can read them. Farr is at his best when he describes the inspirations behind the characters, particularly Chang, and the process by which Herge arrived at details of their character.

A lot of the more interesting facts are repeated from the Com
Panu Mäkinen
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Tintti & Co. on kiehtova kirja Tintti-sarjakuvien hahmojen historiasta. Mukana ovat vain tärkeimmät hahmot: Tintti, Milou, kapteeni Archibald Haddock, professori Teophilus Tuhatkauno, Dupond, Dupont, oopperalaulaja Bianca Castafiore, Tšang, Abdullah, vakuutusasiamies Seraphin Lampion, kenraali Alcazar, tohtori J. W. Müller ja Roberto Rastapopoulos. Palvelusväkeä, kuten Nestoria ja Irmaa, ei käsitellä lainkaan, vaikka he esiintyvät monessa kirjassa, joskaan eivät seikkailujen kannalta kovin m ...more
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of comics and anyone with an appreciation for excellence!
Never having experienced Tintin until the 1980's, this wonderful book by a "Leading British Tintinologist" is really cool! Seeing the history behind this boy adventurer is fascinating and an excellent read.
Recommended for all comic history devotees as well as those who enjoyed the Tintin movie (of which I am one).
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Erittäin mielenkiintoinen kirja Tintin ystäville... Kirja esittelee päähenkilöiden tarinaa ja "tosielämän" henkilöitä mistä Herge sai inspiraatiota piirroshahmoihin.
Kirja valottaa myös hieman Hergen yksityiselämän verhoa.

Jack Baillot
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Behind the scenes of the comics. All kinds of information on the people Herge got inspiration from for his characters. The most interesting one I learned about was his best friend, Chang. A Chinese, just like Tintin's best friend.
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge Tintin fan, so any books that provide in-depth character studies of Herge's greatest creation are always interesting to me. This provides a pretty good summary of the people in the Tintin stories.
Feb 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Sejarah penciptaan Tintin dkk, karakter tokoh, dan sumber ide para karakter. Chang, sohibnya Tintin sendiri ternyata benar-benar ada, teman baik Herge yang bernama sama pula.
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