Archive for: Herge
Arab stereotypes and arab translations in the Tintin adventure “The Crab with the Golden Claws”
Today I wish to spotlight perhaps the most successful –and charming– of French illustrators for children: Benjamin Rabier.
Tintin au Congo (Tintin in the Congo) by Georges Remi (aka Hergé) Reproduced above is page 32 of Tintin au Congo published in the children’s supplement of the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle (the twentieth century), “Le petit vingtième” (the small twentieth), September 18, 1930. Tintin au Congo was serialized in “Le petit vingtième” from June 5, [...]
On Wisconsin Public Radio’s Here on Earth program — moderated by the able Jean Feraca — Gene Kannenberg and I chat about Tintin and field listeners’ calls; you can find a streaming of the show at this link. Enjoy my dulcet tones– or, rather, my robotic stammer. ——————————————— Some have chided me for overlooking the [...]
After three installments criticising Hergé for rampant racism and xenophobia, I uneasily picture his ghost appearing before me, with a quizzical smile. « So, » says the ghost, « you’ve really dragged me through the mud, eh ? But what about yourself, Alex? Are you a racist?” “No!” I answer. ”No, but…” New York, Washington [...]