Dancing Tintin

I’m currently in full Tintin mode, in anticipation of the upcoming animated film (it opens in Tokyo on December 1), and I’m currently in the process of re-reading the entire series. Tintin is a special series for me, having grown up reading the books — I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve read each. But it has been quite a while since I read any, and so it’s been quite enjoyable — and nostalgic — to go through the series again. I did skip the first two (I don’t consider Soviets to be a true album, so I mean Congo and America), and started with Les cigares du pharaon (Cigars of the Pharaoh).

One thing I’ve been enjoying is spotting the odd panels when Tintin dances with joy — what can I say, it gives me great joy too. Above is an entended sequence fromL’étoile mystérieuse (The Shooting Star), and top left you have a drunk Tintin (from wine fumes) in Le crab aux pinces d’or (The Crab with the Golden Claws) and top right is from Le secret de la Licorne (The Secret of the Unicorn), which is one of the books adapted for this new animated film.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.