Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Tintin Thoughts

Growing up, my brother and I read Tintin whenever we could get our hands on a new publication of these comic strip books drawn and written by Herge (I'd put an accent over the last "e" in his name, but can't figure out how to do that). Herge's plots are full of twists and turns. Tintin's fox terrier, Snowy, whom I wanted to adopt, accompanies Tintin on his global adventures. And the pictures are perfect; colorful, sharp and clean. I read about Tintin in Tibet on thinkBuddha's blog today, and it got me wanting to dig up this particular book. I read most of the series many years ago, but don't think I ever came upon the Tibet comic, and it's supposed to be a classic. I might have to drive to Belgium to find one. :)


Betsy said...

TinTin is everywhere here, but most of it's in French. Next time I'm in the bookstore I'll take a look and see if they have a copy in English if you like.

Was cleaning out my shelves and found those other two books I promised you oh-so-long-ago! Can you pls re-send me your address and I'll pop them in the mail to you sometime soon...

don't eat alone said...


I read Tintin growing up,in both English and French. My French teacher used the books in class to help us learn to read.