Hergé

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Hergé
Birthday
Died
NationalityBelgian

Hergé,

pseud. of

Georges Remi,

1907–83, Belgian cartoonist, creator of the cartoon character Tintin. The boy reporter and his faithful fox terrier Milou (Snowy in English translations) first debuted in a French newspaper in 1929. Accompanied by charmingly idiosyncratic sidekicks, they solved mysteries and foiled crime in exotic locations worldwide, appearing in 23 books (1930–76). Artistically, the cartoons depended on the ligne claire style, which eschewed shading, using instead inked lines of uniform weight and soft colors. Hergé's early works tend to have colonialist, racist, and anti-Semitic aspects, and during World War II he worked for the profascist Le Soir newspaper. Avoiding postwar charges of collaboration, he subsequently created a series of witty, lively, and action-filled adventures that most critics consider his best, e.g., The Calculus Affair (1956), The Red Sea Shark (1958), and The Castafiore Emerald (1963). One of the 20th cent.'s most influential cartoonists, Hergé was also a talented illustrator and graphic designer. The Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, opened in 2009.

Bibliography

See biographies by P. Assouline (1996, tr. 2009) and B. Peeters (2002, tr. 2011); B. Peeters, Tintin and the World of Hergé (tr. 1992); M. Farr, The Adventures of Hergé, Creator of Tintin (2008); J.-M. Apostolidès, The Metamorphosis of Tintin (tr. 2009); P. Goddin, The Art of Hergé, Inventor of Tintin (2 vol., 2008–).

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Archives from the Herge Museum in Belgium will include original pencil sketches, plus details showing how windows and openings were particularly important to Herge, with sashes, portholes, camera viewfinders and binoculars always at the fore.
Daniel Maghen, auction expert: "The greatest names in comic history will be celebrated, such as the legendary characters of Herge, Tintin and Captain Haddock, in an exceptional original cover of the Journal de Tintin, estimated between[euro]350,000 and[euro]400,000, as well as Edgar P.
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In 1929, a young Belgian cartoonist, Georges Remi, better known as Herge, created a character called Tintin, who has become one of the most popular comic strip figures in the world.
The 'Tintin in America' cover, hand-drawn by Belgian writer and illustrator Herge, broke the record - set by the same item in 2008, when it sold for 764,000 euros, the BBC reported.
But the real star of the show was a 1932 cover of Tintin en Amerique by Georges Remi - better known by his pen-name Herge.
Differences between Herge's private personality and his public persona are explored in a fine coverage packed with anecdotes and perceptions: a 'must' for any TinTin or Herge fan.
Together, the two Academy Award-winning filmmakers hope to achieve something that eluded Belgian artist and writer Herge with his Tintin books: a place for his hero in North America.
The adventure stories were mired in racism and anti-semitism during his early years, as Belgian author Herge was accused of adopting a Nazi agenda in the early-Thirties.
Herge himself later expressed regret about the book, saying that it reflected common attitudes at the time.
Georges Remi, commonly known under his pen name Herge, has also been accused of anti-Semitism.
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