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Nov 5th, 2012, 7:34 am
The Adventures of Tintin created by Georges Remi (AKA Hergé)
Requirements: CBR Reader, 1.4 GB.
Overview: Tintin is a young Belgian reporter who becomes involved in dangerous cases in which he takes heroic action to save the day. Almost every adventure features Tintin hard at work in his investigative journalism, but seldom is he seen actually turning in a story. He is a young man of neutral attitudes with whom the audience can identify; in this respect, he represents the everyman.

    Readers and critics have described Tintin as a well-rounded yet open-ended, intelligent and imaginative character, noting that his rather neutral personality—sometimes labelled as bland—permits a balanced reflection of the evil, folly and foolhardiness which surrounds him. His Boy Scout ideals, which represent Hergé's own, are never compromised by the character, and his status allows the reader to assume his position within the story, rather than merely following the adventures of a strong protagonist. Tintin's iconic representation enhances this aspect, with Scott McCloud noting that it "allows readers to mask themselves in a character and safely enter a sensually stimulating world."

    Snowy (Milou in the original version), a white fox terrier, is Tintin's four-legged companion. The bond between Snowy and Tintin is very deep as they have saved each other from perilous situations many times. Snowy frequently "speaks" to the reader through his thoughts (often displaying a dry sense of humour), which are supposedly not heard by the human characters in the story. Snowy has nearly let Tintin down on occasion, particularly when distracted by a bone. Like Captain Haddock, he is fond of Loch Lomond brand Scotch whisky, and his occasional bouts of drinking tend to get him into trouble, as does his arachnophobia.

Genre: Comics, Fiction, Action, Adventures, All Ages, Detective.


The Adventures of Tintin / Les Aventures de Tintin
    Georges Remi (AKA Hergé) story, writer, pencils
    Bob de Moor, Edgar P. Jacobs, Jacques Martin, Roger Leloup artists, pencils
    Edgar P. Jacobs, Josette Baujot, Fanny Rodwell colours
    Published by Casterman, Le Lombard, Egmont Publishing, 1929 – 1976.

      The Adventures of Tintin (French: Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of comic albums created by Belgian artist Georges Remi (1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date.


      The series first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtième, a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le XXe Siècle on 10 January 1929. The success of the series saw the serialised strips published in Belgium's leading newspaper Le Soir and spun into a successful Tintin magazine. Then in 1950, Hergé created Studios Hergé, which produced the canon series of twenty-four albums. The Adventures of Tintin have been adapted for radio, television, theatre, and film.

      The publication dates are those of the original French versions. Book 1 was at first prevented republication by Hergé and was never subsequently redrawn in a colour edition. Books 2 to 9 were re-published in colour and in a fixed 62-page format (1943–1947 & 1955). Book 10 was the first to be originally published in colour and, along with books 11 to 15, set a middle period for Hergé marked by war and changing collaborators. Books 16 to 23 (and revised editions of books 4, 7 & 15) are creations of Studios Hergé. Book 24 is an unfinished work, published posthumously.

        These are the twenty-four comic albums of the canon series as named in English:
          01. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1929–1930, 1930)
          02. Tintin in the Congo (1930–1931, 1931, 1946)
          03. Tintin in America (1931–1932, 1932, 1945)
          04. Cigars of the Pharaoh (1932–1934, 1934, 1955)
          05. The Blue Lotus (1934–1935, 1936, 1946)
          06. The Broken Ear (1935–1937, 1937, 1943)
          07. The Black Island (1937–1938, 1938, 1943, 1966)
          08. King Ottokar's Sceptre (1938–1939, 1939, 1947)
          09. The Crab with the Golden Claws (1940–1941, 1941, 1943)
          10. The Shooting Star (1941–1942, 1942)
          11. The Secret of the Unicorn (1942–1943, 1943)
          12. Red Rackham's Treasure (1943, 1944)
          13. The Seven Crystal Balls (1943–1946, 1948)
          14. Prisoners of the Sun (1946–1948, 1949)
          15. Land of Black Gold (1948–1950, 1950, 1971)
          16. Destination Moon (1950–1953, 1953)
          17. Explorers on the Moon (1950–1953, 1954)
          18. The Calculus Affair (1954–1956, 1956)
          19. The Red Sea Sharks (1956–1958, 1958)
          20. Tintin in Tibet (1958–1959, 1960)
          21. The Castafiore Emerald (1961–1962, 1963)
          22. Flight 714 (1966–1967, 1968)
          23. Tintin and the Picaros (1975–1976, 1976)
          24. Tintin and Alph-Art (1986, 2004)

            #24. Tintin and Alph-Art, This is the story which was incomplete because Herge died before completing this story. After that some other writers completed the story and published

      The series is set during a largely realistic 20th century. Its hero is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy (Milou in the original French edition). Later, popular additions to the cast included the brash and cynical Captain Haddock, the highly intelligent but hearing-impaired Professor Calculus (Professeur Tournesol) and other supporting characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson (Dupont et Dupond). Hergé himself features in several of the comics as a background character, as do his assistants in some instances.

      The comic strip series has long been admired for its clean, expressive drawings in Hergé's signature ligne claire style. Its engaging, well-researched plots straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements of fantasy, mysteries, political thrillers, and science fiction. The stories within the Tintin series always feature slapstick humour, offset by dashes of sophisticated satire and political/cultural commentary.


Tintin: the Complete Companion

A fully illustrated guide to the world-famous comic character Tintin, and his adventures. This well-researched and gorgeously presented overview follows Tintin through the 23 titles of the complete series. Tintin is the classic example of groundbreaking graphic narrative that all others can be compared to. Written and drawn between 1929 and 1976, the 23 adventures of Tintin, his dog Snowy and an unforgettable cast of characters has become a defining standard of graphic literature. The Complete Companion contextualizes the work of Tintin's creator, Hergé, and places it in its historical context. Author Michael Farr shows Hergé's drawings side by side with their references, demonstrating how he established believable backgrounds and realistic details. The Companion includes a large number of sketches, which Hergé would re-work and polish until he found the clearest, most easily readable line-giving birth to a style that would later be called Clear Line. The Adventures of Tintin mix universal appeal, adventure and slapstick, drama and humor in a collection of stories that have stood the test of time and whose art style has been adopted by new generations of European cartoonists. This is the ultimate companion to the Adventures of Tintin.


The Adventures of Tintin Movie 2011

Also known as 'The Adventures of Tintin:The Secret of the Unicorn.' A 2011 animated film based on the Tintin comic books, combining three of the kid reporter's adventures into one film directed by Steven Spielberg. The Adventures of Tintin is based off of 'The Secret of the Unicorn,' 'Red Rackham's Treasure' and 'The Crab with the Golden Claws' by Hergé. Originally planned as a live-action film (with Snowy the only CG-character) back in 2004, the switch was eventually made to complete CG.

Download Instructions: -- The Adventures of Tintin 01 In the Land of Soviets (1930) -- The Adventures of Tintin 02 Tintin in the Congo (1931)--B&W -- The Adventures of Tintin 02 Tintin in the Congo (1931)--Colors -- The Adventures of Tintin 03 Tintin in America (1932)--HR -- The Adventures of Tintin 03 Tintin in America (1932) -- The Adventures of Tintin 04 Cigars of the Pharaoh (1934) -- The Adventures of Tintin 05 The Blue Lotus (1936) -- The Adventures of Tintin 06 The Broken Ear (1937) -- The Adventures of Tintin 07 The Black Island (1938) -- The Adventures of Tintin 08 King Ottokar's Sceptre (1937) -- The Adventures of Tintin 09 The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941) -- The Adventures of Tintin 10 The Shooting Star (1942) -- The Adventures of Tintin 11 The Secret of the Unicorn (1943) -- The Adventures of Tintin 12 Red Rackham's Treasure (1944) -- The Adventures of Tintin 13 The Seven Crystal Balls (1948) -- The Adventures of Tintin 14 Prisoners of the Sun (1949) -- The Adventures of Tintin 15 Land of Black Gold (1950) -- The Adventures of Tintin 16 Destination Moon (1953) -- The Adventures of Tintin 17 Explorers on the Moon (1954) -- The Adventures of Tintin 18 The Calculus Affair (1956) -- The Adventures of Tintin 19 The Red Sea Sharks (1958) -- The Adventures of Tintin 20 Tintin in Tibet (1960) -- The Adventures of Tintin 21 The Castafiore Emerald (1963) -- The Adventures of Tintin 22 Flight 714 (1968) -- The Adventures of Tintin 23 Tintin and the Picaros (1976) -- The Adventures of Tintin 24 Tintin and Alph-Art (1986) -- The Adventures of Tintin 25 The Lake of Sharks (1972)


Nov 5th, 2012, 7:34 am

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Nov 7th, 2014, 2:46 pm
Added update:


The Adventures of Tintin--Breaking Free (1988)

Finally back in print! He's back, and he's bad! Now Tintin's back with his all his pals - Captain Haddock et al - battling it out against the State and bringing the old world to its knees, in a classic full-length graphic story of love, struggle and freedom. Give to your little niece or nephew for an adventure they can really get stuck into! "Absolutely terrible...We have a free press but there is a limit to how far it can go."

The Adventures of Tintin: Breaking Free is an anarchist parody of the popular The Adventures of Tintin series of comics. An exercise in détournement, the book was written under the pseudonym "J. Daniels" and published by Attack International in April of 1988 and then republished in 1999. It has recently been re-printed by anarchist publishers Freedom Press which includes for the first time Tintin’s earlier adventures during the Wapping dispute as told in The Scum, a 1986 pamphlet which was produced in solidarity with the printworkers.

The story features a number of characters based on those from the original series by Hergé, notably Tintin himself and Captain Haddock (referred to only as 'the Captain' and depicted here as being Tintin's uncle), but not the original themes or plot. Snowy is featured on the cover - being especially visible on the first edition's cover - but not in the narrative. The story tracks Tintin's development from a disaffected, shoplifting youth to a revolutionary leader.
Nov 7th, 2014, 2:46 pm

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Nov 12th, 2014, 3:05 pm
Added French:


Les Aventures de Tintin

Les Aventures de Tintin constituent une série de bandes dessinées créée par le dessinateur et scénariste belge Georges Remi, dit Hergé.

Les Aventures de Tintin font partie des plus célèbres et plus populaires (200 millions d'exemplaires vendus) bandes dessinées européennes du XXe siècle. Elles ont été traduites en une cinquantaine de langues et sont adaptées à de nombreuses reprises au cinéma, à la télévision et au théâtre. Elles se déroulent dans un univers reproduisant minutieusement l'univers réel, fourmillant de personnages aux traits de caractère bien définis. Le héros de la série est le personnage éponyme Tintin, un jeune reporter et globe-trotter belge. Il est accompagné durant ses aventures par son fox-terrier Milou. Au fil des albums, plusieurs figures récurrentes apparaissent, comme le capitaine Haddock – qui ne tarde pas à devenir un personnage principal –, les détectives accumulant les maladresses loufoques Dupond et Dupont, ou encore le professeur Tournesol.

La série est appréciée pour ses dessins qui mélangent personnages aux proportions exagérées et décors réalistes. L'utilisation de traits d'une égale épaisseur, l'absence de hachures et le recours aux aplats de couleur sont la marque du style de l'auteur, connu sous l'appellation de « ligne claire ». Les intrigues des albums mélangent les genres : des aventures à l'autre bout du monde, des enquêtes policières, des histoires d'espionnage, de la science-fiction, du fantastique. Les histoires racontées dans Tintin font toujours la part belle à l'humour « peau de banane » contrebalancé dans les albums plus tardifs par un certain sens de l'ironie et une réflexion sur la société.
Nov 12th, 2014, 3:05 pm

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Nov 22nd, 2014, 1:31 am
Added: Spanish


Las aventuras de Tintín

Las aventuras de Tintín (cuyo nombre original, en francés, es Les Aventures de Tintin et Milou) es una de las más influyentes series europeas de historieta del siglo XX. Creada por el autor belga Georges Remi (Hergé), y característica delestilo gráfico y narrativo conocido como "línea clara", está constituida por un total de 24 álbumes, el primero de los cuales se publicó en 1930 y el penúltimo en 1976 (el último, Tintín y el Arte-Alfa, no llegó a terminarse, aunque se publicaron posteriormente los bocetos realizados por el autor).

Los siete primeros episodios de las aventuras de Tintín se publicaron por entregas en Le Petit Vingtième, suplemento del diario belga de orientación católica Le Vingtième Siècle, entre 1929 y 1939 (la publicación de la octava, Tintín en el país del oro negro, quedó interrumpida en 1940 al producirse la invasión alemana de Bélgica, aunque el autor la reanudaría años después).

Posteriormente, las aventuras de Tintín aparecieron en otras publicaciones: el diario Le Soir, durante la ocupación alemana de Bélgica, entre 1940 y 1944; y el semanario Tintín, desde 1946 hasta 1976. Todas las aventuras del personaje fueron después recogidas en álbumes independientes y traducidas a numerosos idiomas. A partir de La estrella misteriosa (1942), los álbumes fueron editados siempre en color, y se emprendió la tarea de colorear y reeditar también los álbumes anteriores de la serie (a excepción de Tintín en el país de los soviets). Las reediciones afectaron en ocasiones al contenido de los álbumes.

En la serie, junto a Tintín, un intrépido reportero de aspecto juvenil y edad nunca aclarada que viaja por todo el mundo junto con su perro Milú, hay una serie de personajes secundarios que han alcanzado tanta o más celebridad que el protagonista: entre ellos, el capitán Haddock, el profesor Tornasol, los detectives Hernández y Fernández y la cantante Bianca Castafiore. Las aventuras de estos personajes están cuidadosamente ambientadas en escenarios reales de los cinco continentes, y en lugares imaginarios creados por Hergé, tales como Syldavia o San Theodoros. Sobre todo a partir del quinto álbum de la serie (El Loto Azul), su autor se documentó minuciosamente sobre los lugares visitados por sus personajes.

La serie conoció desde sus inicios un éxito sin precedentes. Se calcula que se han vendido desde sus inicios más de 200 millones de álbumes en más de 60 idiomas, sin contar las ediciones piratas. Las aventuras del personaje de Hergé son además objeto de culto y de coleccionismo en todo el mundo. Es famosa la frase de Charles de Gaulle, según la cual su único rival en el plano internacional era Tintín.
Nov 22nd, 2014, 1:31 am

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Apr 3rd, 2015, 3:22 pm

The Art of The Adventures of Tintin: A Film Companion (2011)

The artists at Weta Digital and Weta Workshop were thrilled to get the opportunity to work with Steven Spielberg to bring Hergé’s wonderful characters to the big screen in The Adventures of Tintin.

They spent five years working on this movie. This book tells the story of how the filmmakers started with the original Hergé artwork and books and ended up with what is seen on-screen. It features early concept drawings, previs sequences, models, costume designs and final stills from the film.

The book focuses on the creative process, showing the many designs that made it into the movie and others that didn’t. It highlights the attention to detail, skill and creativity of all the artists involved in the making of the movie. The story is told by the artists themselves, who talk about their inspirations, techniques and experiences. Through them we gain a true insight into the creative thinking behind this groundbreaking feature film.


The Art of The Adventures of Tintin: A Film Companion (2011)
    Weta Studio author
    Published by Harper Design, 2011. 200 pages.

    About the Author:
      Weta Workshop is a multi-award winning conceptual design and physical manufacturing facility based out of Wellington, New Zealand, servicing the world's entertainment and wider creative industries. Weta Workshop is also a multi-disciplinary facility, with crew members expert in a diverse range of disciplines all housed under the one roof. These services include conceptual design and the manufacturing of weapons, armor and chainmail, specialist props, custom vehicles, specialty costumes, miniatures and models, special makeup and prosthetics, and public art installations or displays. The team at Weta enjoys engaging in projects holistically, from preliminary technical analysis and conceptual design through to manufacture across all departments and the final delivery of product and crew to set, anywhere in the world. Drawing on more than twenty years of filmmaking experience, five-time Oscar-winning design and special effects supervisor Richard Taylor is intimately involved in all projects from concept through to delivery. Best known for the company's design and effects work on award-winning film projects, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia, Avatar, District 9, and The Adventures of Tintin, Weta Workshop is not limited to film and television, offering services to creative industries worldwide
Apr 3rd, 2015, 3:22 pm

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