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

Written by Michael Farr
Illustrated by
Part of the The Adventures of Tintin Series

RRP £25.00

Synopsis

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.The perfect gift for fans of the beloved graphic novel series, old and new. 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. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, illustrations, sketches and maps, this is the fascinating story of the evolution of a genuine comic book classic. Ideal for fans aged 8 and up. Herge (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed over 20 titles in The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. Have you collected all 24 graphic novel adventures? Tintin in the Land of the Soviets Tintin in the Congo Tintin in America Tintin: Cigars of the Pharaoh Tintin: The Blue Lotus Tintin: The Broken Ear Tintin: The Black Island Tintin: King Ottakar's Sceptre Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws Tintin: The Shooting Star Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure Tintin: The Seven Crystal Balls Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun Tintin: Land of Black Gold Tintin: Destination Moon Tintin: Explorers of the Moon Tintin: The Calculus Affair Tintin: The Red Sea Sharks Tintin in Tibet Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald Tintin: Flight 714 to Sydney The Adventures of Tintin and the Picaros Tintin and Alph-Art

Reviews

. ..an excellent introduction.... Accessible and engaging... -- The School Library Journal (on Farr's Adventures of Herge) . .. stunning collection of artifacts, including pre-Tintin drawings, Tintin sketches, newspaper clippings, magazine and book covers. -- The New York Times (on Farr's Adventures of Herge) . .. 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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
128 pages

Author

Michael Farr
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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

3rd October 2011

ISBN

9781405261272


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