Tintin Tonight… But Not For Me

Many PBS stations are airing tonight what sounds like a wonderful documentary called Tintin and I,

a documentary by Anders Ostergaard that highlights the potent social and political underpinnings that give Tintin’s world such depth and delves into the mind of Hergé, Tintin’s work-obsessed Belgian creator

Unfortunately, my local station isn’t airing it until next week. (That’s why they say “check local listings.”) If you watch it, let me know what you think, please.

2 Responses to “Tintin Tonight… But Not For Me”

  1. John Says:

    The special was very artsy, with fascinating imagery, and a subtle but riveting soundtrack that kept me in my seat.

    I love biographies of creative people, so I found it informative and interesting: my Wife is a big Tintin fan, and I get the impression that she really didn’t need so deep an analysis of whys and wherefores. Why spoil the fun with politics, religion, and personal angst? :0)

    I was pleased that they spoke briefly about composition, and just how much we Cartoonists think about and strive for in creating ‘funny’ pictures. This only lasted a minute or two, though, and I definitely would have loved more analysis of the artwork.

    Visually pleasing! I just wish that I had taped it.

  2. Johanna Says:

    Thanks for the writeup! I’m curious to see how I find the special, since I don’t think I’ve ever read any serious chunk of Tintin — I’m hoping it will both educate and entertain me.




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