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.
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.