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Very brief Herge b-day fest wrap-up

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News reports on yesterdays Hergé centennial:

“The eternal Herge,” newspaper Libre Belgique declared on its cover on Tuesday above a picture of Herge drawing his famous creation. “Thank you 100 times.”

Fans flocked to post offices across the country to get their hands on the limited edition stamps, featuring covers of every Tintin book and a portrait of Herge.

“I have known Tintin since I was very small. My parents had the whole collection. For me it is something special to come here and get the stamps,” said Tintin fan Xavier Albert.


And Josh Neufeld reports on Monday’s Hergé slideshow tribute, which we only caught half of but it was a lot of fun.

Yesterday’s Beauty Bar event, MC’d by Jesse Fuchs, was a terrific way to celebrate Georges Prosper Remi’s (aka Hergé) 100th birthday (which is actually today). A crowd of about 30 folks were treated to a great show, combining entertainment and information about the great Belgian cartoonist and creator of Tintin.

The evening got started by Jason Little, who put together a terrific multimedia PowerPoint show of the many dream sequences, hallucinations, and other surreal episodes from the Adventures of Tintin. It was a bizarre trip down memory lane, and a great reminder that Hergé, for all his reputation as an exact renderer and the creator of the “clear line” technique, was actually an inspired surrealist.

Next we had a movieoke-style presentation of Bob Sikoryak‘s “The Lost Adventures of Tim-Tim: Prisoners of the Red Planet”, a dark but loving homage to Explorers on the Moon, with the voices of the various characters brought to life by Jesse Fuchs (Tintin), Stephin Merritt (Captain Haddock), Jason Little (Professor Calculus), and yours truly (Snowy).

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