Tintin My Hero
There's a lovely little ode to everyone's favorite gun-wielding boy reporter in the article Tintin: One of the 20th Century's Great Heroes. Agree or disagree, the piece was inspired by Paris's Pompidou Centre and their current exhibit honoring Herge himself. Enthusiasts of Tintin will appreciate Nicholas Lezard's approach to this most popular character. Of course, you have to not mind the occasional heady sentence like,
Just as Haddock and Tintin combine to form a fully-rounded view of the world, so Asterix represents, in its burgeoning comedy, the Dionysian approach as against Hergé's more austere, Apollonian line.Me like Tintin and Asterix too.
I just had a conversation with a patron the other day as to why my library system does not yet carry both series. I urged patience. Similarly I also urge those Tintin fans amongst you to tell me which collected volumes you find of particular interest.
Thanks to Bookninja for the link.