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Though he's hardly a household name here in the United States, even among the majority of comics fans, Hergé is a serious contender for the title of "all-time most influential comic artist". He created the globe-trotting boy reporter Tintin in 1929, and until his death in 1983, spun an ever-expanding saga that found the the intrepid lad and his supporting cast exploring the deep sea, landing on the moon, tangling with a yeti, and doing battle with an endless assortment of thieves, scoundrels, and ne'er-do-wells.
Possessed with an unusually strong command of layout and a mastery of multiple illustration styles, former Daredevil artist Paolo Rivera’s work is a favorite of not just other artists but also to fans of design and drawing. The artist caters to both on his blog, which is frequently updated with fascinating process pieces that include his own reference photographs and helpful discussions of technique. We've excerpted several of these on ComicsAlliance before, but none as fun as these wedding invitations Rivera created to pay homage to his new wife April but also the great characters -- notably Tintin creator Hergé -- for whom the couple shares a great love.
This just in from the Department of "What Were They Thinking?": The Brussels Appeal Court has upheld the decision to keep Herge's Tintin Au Congo (Tintin In The Congo) on the shelves, ruling -- somewhat amazingly -- that the 1931 comic strip isn't actually racist after all.
Here's the thing; I have no problem with the decision to keep t
While other sites may be content to bring you Rocktober, Shocktober or Mohawktober, ComicsAlliance is committed to commemorating the things that really matter! That's why this month, we're bringing you 31 days of Tintin's nautical pal as we celebrate Captain Haddocktober!DID YOU KNOW...
- Hergé did not reveal Captain H
Comic Book Comics, the six-issue miniseries by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey that retold the history of comic books in comic books, finally gets collected on May 23 (note: not May 9, as previously announced) in an IDW trade paperback collection titled The Comic Book History of Comics: The
Movies: Eiga's got scads of new stills from Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, directed by Takashi Miike and opening in Japan on February 11.
Photos: In Brussels, Hergé's Tintin and his buds are simply all over the place.
After extensive research, I have determined that I am never, ever going to get tired of superhero comics getting mashed up with other things, particularly other things I like, which today includes Belgian cartoonist and Tintin creator Herge. Beho
Halloween: Sean Fallon's TARDIS jack-o'-lantern should light up Doctor Who fans' respective days.
Movies: It remains to be seen how The Adventures of Tintin will do in North America, but European fans seem to be digging (or at least paying to see) the motion capture animated film so far.
Creators: Ali Ferzat, the Syrian cartoonist who was
Amazing: CA contributor David Wolkin alerted me to a Tumblr that draws Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles onto the noses of celebrity photos. You'll want to see this.
TV: The Walking Dead's season two premiere on AMC this past w