The Adventures of Herge
By (author) Herge
Adventures of Herge by Herge
Book DescriptionFollowing on from his best selling Tintin: The Complete Companion, MichaelFarr portrays the little known but fascinating life of Herge, the remarkableartist behind Tintin, the boy reporter who continues to thrill and delight anever-widening audience. In seven separate sketches he presents his pictureof a man whose life is the key to his creation.A hundred years after his birth,Georges Remi, better known as Herge, is celebrated for creating Tintin, thedauntless young reporter-hero of this strip cartoon he first introduced in 1929. The Adventures of Tintin remain a constant source of reference throughout thisnew book, which draws on fresh material found in the extensive archive heldby the Studios Herge, as well as a series of interviews with those who knew himintimately, friends, and colleagues who worked with him. This book examines thelife and passions of a man who, despite his international fame, preferred to avoidthe limelight, finding inspiration in modern art, the latest scientific developmentsand world affairs, and seeking enlightenment in Zen Buddhism and philosophy. Itconsiders his role as the European pioneer of the strip cartoon and establishes hisrole played by contemporary cinema in his development of it, from the slapstickof the 1920s, through the drama and suspense of the pre-war Hitchcock thrillers,to the early works of Steven Spielberg -- the one filmmaker he believed couldsuccessfully bring Tintin to the large screen. Apart from the strip cartoons thatmade his name, Herge was an accomplished graphic designer and typographerand his -- at times -- highly advance work for advertising is reviewed, as wellas his later, less successful, aspirations to become an abstract painter. Not onlywas he fascinated by modern art, he also became an avid collector. He greatlyadmired the pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein -- buying majorworks of theirs -- and they in turn paid tribute to him.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781921417078
(306mm x 224mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Hardie Grant Egmont
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Herge
Adventures of Tintin, Hardback (December 2015)
The Shooting Star Things are hotting up for Tintin as a huge fireball comes hurtling towards earth! Soon he is setting sail with Captain Haddock to find the meteorite in the stormy Arctic Ocean, but a valuable metal is contained in the meteorite and Tintin's attempts to reach it are met with relentless sabotage!
Blue Lotus, Hardback (February 2015)
Tintin travels to China in a tale considered Herge's fist masterpiece, as well an Tintin's only foray into actual history: the Sino-Japanese conflicts of the early 1930s. Young Adult.
Prisoners of the Sun, Paperback / softback (September 2014)
Tintin discovers that one of the last Incan descendants has kidnapped Professor Calculus. Tintin and Captain Haddock follow the kidnapper to Peru, but can they save Calculus? Crafted for younger readers, this edition contains the original Tintin graphic novel plus brand-new content.
Seven Crystal Balls, Paperback / softback (September 2014)» View all books by Herge
This new younger readers' format features the original graphic novel plus brand-new content including fun facts and lots of pictures. Seven explorers return from an expedition in the Andes, where they unearthed the tomb of an Incan priest. One by one, they fall into a coma. Can Tintin figure out what's causing the mysterious illness?
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