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The Adventures of Tintin was Published

The Adventures of Tintin (TV series)

The Adventures of Tintin (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On January 10, 1929, The Adventures of Tintin was published in a series of comic book albums created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. It originally started as part of the children’s supplement in the Belgian newspaper Le XXe Siècle. It was also published as a comic strip in Le Soir. The comic album has been translated in more than 100 languages. This includes the U

nited States. There are 24 albums altogether.

Tintin became so popular that in 1950 he was adopted for television in cartoon form.

Tintin in the main character, and he is a reporter, who often goes on the trail of cases with his dog Snowy. He always dresses to fit in with the natives.

Captain Archibald Haddock is a marine Captain who Tintin meets while on one of his cases and they become friends. He is often admired by readers who love his insults.

A frame from Breaking Free, a revolutionary so...

A frame from Breaking Free, a revolutionary socialist comic that parodies the Adventures of Tintin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Professor Cuthbert Calculus is a regular character who Tintin often runs in too. A scientist but very absent minded. He can fly a rocket but he cannot drive a car.

Then there is Thomson and Thompson, the detectives, whom seem to be so recognizable in no matter what how much they try to go undercover and blend in.

Tintin has done good for himself, and for the land of Belgium, because on June 1, 2006 the Dalai Lama along with South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu awarded the character the International Campaign for Tibet‘s Light of Truth Award for Hergé’s book Tintin in Tibet.

Tintin has become so popular he’s been on the big screen. He even has a cult following.

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin
http://us.tintin.com/

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The Creator of the Addams Family was Born

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Dear Dead Days, with The Addams Family on the cover. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Addams was born January 7, 1912 and is the cartoonist and the original creator of the Addams Family. He loved mixing macabre with dark humor. He was born in Westfield, New Jersey to Grace M. and Charles Huy Addams.

Addams had the Addams family on the brain before he even knew when he became engrossed with certain old houses in the neighborhood and in college, which were the inspiration for the Addams Family Manor. He also enjoyed visiting the cemetery. Addams was always working on his cartoons.

In 1933, Addams took a position working for True Detective Magazine retouching pictures of corpses. He also submitted a cartoon to The New Yorker and was soon freelancing on the side for the magazine creating cartoons. This is the magazine where the Addams family first appeared. The characters didn’t even have names at first, but the more he drew them, the more life he gave to them, the sooner the names came to him.

Morticia Addams was modeled as his wife whom he met while serving Signal Corps Photographic Center in New York during World War II, and later his second his wife with the long hair and slight ringlets. It was obvious he was thinking about family.

In 1956 his wife, talked him into taking an insurance policy out on his Addams family characters for television and film franchises and persuaded her husband to give away other legal rights.

The Addams Family (TV series)

The Addams Family (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By 1964 The Addams Family television series starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones began running on ABC. It ran for two seasons until 1966.Addams died in 1988 of a heart attack.

His legend has continued through his work years later followed by movies, television cartoons, and Broadway Theater, which are beloved by all.

What has always been truly inspiring to me about the Addams Family is that they all loved and cared for one another. In their culture it is alright for them to play with bombs, knives, and swords, because the aware of what they are doing, and they never really hurt one another. They do it to each other, never to anyone outside of their clan.

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Addams

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Daniel S. DeCarlo’s Birthday!

Daniel S. DeCarlo was born on December 12, 1919. He was an American cartoonist who brought us Archie Comics. He created the characters most well-known in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Josie and the Pussy Cats. His comics often had gorgeous bombshells in the mix.

DeCarlo did do some work for Marvel comics in the 1940s, and in the 1950s through a Chicago syndication he created a mailman, Willie Lumpkin who became a minor supporting character in the Fantastic Four.

He has many works, and can provide a lot of inspiration for gift giving. Perhaps an Archie Comic book might be nice for a loved one.

DeCarlo’s greatest works was still Archie comics which he worked to modernize and bring them up to date with the times. His works were televised as well as put in book form and the newspaper. See below.

Josie and the Pussy Cats 1969

One of the Sabrina Comic book covers which were published between 1971 and 1983.

Reference

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_DeCarlo

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