Among the delights of The Adventures of Tintin is Hergé’s ability to echo the world at large in all its diversity, not only places, but particularly people. In his ever-expanding cast list he lacked, until The Calculus Affair, one type – the proverbial bore. Jolyon Wagg made his debut in The Calculus Affair when he barges into Marlinspike Hall during a violent storm after the windows of his car have shattered.
The Adventures of Tintin is a series of 24 bande dessinée albums created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, who wrote under the pen name Hergé.
The series was one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century. By 2007, a century after Hergé’s birth in 1907, Tintin had been published in more than 70 languages with sales of more than 200 million copies, and had been adapted for radio, television, theatre and film.
MEET THE MAKER
“The story of Boutique Tintin begins 20 years ago, in June 1989, when the shop was opened in the centre of Brussels, a stone’s throw from the Grand Place.
The shop was an instant success and continues today to be a popular destination for Tintin fans from all over the world, who come to admire the displays, ask all kinds of questions and purchase Tintin products.
The product ranges have developed over the years and despite all kinds of changes, we have always prided ourselves in the top quality presentation of our products in our window displays, and in our customer service.
Boutique Tintin has become a location where people like to meet, a landmark in Francophone culture, almost a public place… One thing is for sure: for any tourist visiting Brussels it is a treat not to be missed!”