Tintin: The Complete Companion The Complete Guide to Tintin's World by Michael Farr


Tintin: The Complete Companion The Complete Guide to Tintin's World by Michael Farr

Join the world's most famous travelling reporter in the complete guide to the world of Tintin Lavishly illustrated with photographs, illustrations, sketches and maps, the Tintin Companion is the ideal gift book for any fan of Herge's great character. Written by ace Tintinologist Michael Farr, this book is the complete guide to The Adventures of Tintin, including fascinating background information on how the books were created. Learn how Tintin was based on Herge's brothe, and Captain Haddock on himself! With fascinating detail Michael Farr also recounts how real people came to be immortalised in the Tintin books. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011, The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies of Herge's works have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.


. .. a delightful introduction to the world of Tintin, providing extended profiles of the series

's sources for each of them. -- Publishers Weekly (on Farr's Tintin & Co.)'

About the Author

Michael Farr was born in 1953 in Paris to an Austrian-Czech mother and British father. He became a reporter, first for Reuters and then the Daily Telegraph, travelling around the world. After meeting Hergé, Farr started writing books about him, and became one of the world's greatest Tintinologists, gaining access to the files and material Hergé had used in developing the Tintin stories. In 2002 Farr was interviewed on BBC News in a section on the Tintin exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. He appeared in 2003 in the film documentary, Tintin and I. He now lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Farr is bilingual in English and French. He wrote a French version of Tintin The Complete Companion at the same time as he wrote the English version.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

3rd October 2011



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