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Title: Tintin: From Violent, Communist-Hating Conservative to Radical Peacenik
Contributor(s): Branagan, Marty  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020
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Abstract: The comic series about the boy reporter Tintin is one of the most successful comics in history. Starting as a serialized strip in a Belgian Catholic newspaper, it evolved into books which have been translated into 90 languages and have sold 250 million copies globally (Mason, 2015). It has resulted in two TV series and both live and animated films, including the blockbuster CGI feature film, "The Adventures of Tintin" (2011), with a sequel planned (Chitwood, 2018). There have been documentaries, monographs, stage plays, and video games. There is a Tintin Gallery and an Herge Museum, and Tintin features in numerous Brussels murals and even luxurious Tintin-themed rooms. Other signs of its ongoing popularity include ubiquitous Tintin t-shirts, fridge magnets, and a Tintin coin issued in Belgium in 2004 to commemorate his 75th anniversary (BBC News, 2004). A small planet is named "Herge" and an asteroid named "Castafiore," after a notable character (Assouline, 2009: 175).
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Comic Art, 22(1), p. 187-206
Publisher: John A Lent, Ed & Pub
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1531-6793
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 440810 Peace studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 230305 Peace and conflict
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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