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"... 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)
"...an excellent introduction.... Accessible and engaging..." -- The School Library Journal (on Farr's Adventures of Herge)
"... a delightful introduction to the world of Tintin, providing extended profiles of the series' colorful cast of recurring characters while exploring Hergé's sources for each of them." -- Publishers Weekly (on Farr's Tintin & Co.)
Michael Farr is a leading British Tintinologist, and an expert on the comic series Tintin and its creator, Hergé. He has written several books on the subject as well as translating several others into English. Farr was a reporter and foreign correspondent for Reuters and then the Daily Telegraph. He was soon sent to many of the destinations familiar to Tintin, including Africa, the former Soviet Union, and Central and eastern Europe. When based in Brussels, he became acquainted with the creator of Tintin, Hergé, and was later to have access to his extensive archives.
I have been a Tintin fan for 25 years, have read what I thought was every TinTin book available. Still, I was surprised at how much I learned reading this Companion. Read morePublished on June 3 2003 by Giant Panda
I gave this to my wife for Chritsmas and scored many points in doing so. I enjoy TinTin, but she is a fanatic and reports she cannot put it down.Published on Jan. 10 2003 by Delta Sigma
A reviewer from the UK called this book a successful collaboration between Farr and Remi. Such a collaboration would be impossible for in fact Georges Remi (the creator of the... Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2002 by Niloofar Ziae
My family collected Tintin and Asterix books when I was growing up. My parents have a complete set as do several of my sisters. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2002
For all of us hard-core Tintinologists, this is a fantastic addition to our collection. Get this book, you won't regret it!Published on July 14 2002
If you are even mildly interested to know how Herge choose his name or those of his characters, if you are kind of interested in the historical background to your favorite... Read morePublished on June 7 2002 by Julia Warkentin