Special Features and Tintin News


Notable Names

What’s the Matter with Snowy?

Land of Black Gold
in Bengali

Arabic in
Land of Black Gold

Old Gaffers


The Great Wave

Tintin in the Movies


Who’s Carling?

Haddock Island

The Mystery Man

Research Projects

How to tell the Thom(p)sons apart

Drinkers in Space


Tintin in
The New Yorker?


06 29 06
New feature: What’s the Matter with Snowy?

06 02 06
Dalai Lama awards Tintin and Tutu

“Comic strip adventure hero Tintin and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have been honoured by the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. At a ceremony in Brussels, he presented a Tibetan butter lamp to the Herge Foundation representing Tintin books. The book Tintin in Tibet was published in the same year that the Dalai Lama fled the Himalayan kingdom.” BBC News

04 17 06
New Feature: Arabic in Land of Black Gold

03 18 06
Tintin in the Congo Color in English

Translated by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner, this is the first English edition of the color version of Tintin in the Congo. It is available from Amazon.uk. It comes with a bellyband warning readers about the “bourgeois, paternalistic stereotypes of the period.”

01 25 06
Old Gaffers

12 15 05
Shark Sub inspired by Red Rackham’s Treasure

National Geographic News has a story on the shark-shaped submarine created by Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the late, great Jacques Cousteau.
“I was 7 when I first saw the cartoon book, first read [Red Rackham’s Treasure],” Cousteau, now 38, said. “It stuck in my mind as a great idea. We went one step further; I didn’t want something rigid that didn’t move.”