Georges Remi was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1907.
Although he would go on to be one of the world’s most iconic cartoonists, Georges was not a particularly standout student as a young boy. Instead, he preferred to indulge in his love for adventure and games with his friends on the streets of Brussels. In secondary school, he joined the Boy Scouts. His drawing skills quickly caught the attention of the Scout leaders, and it wasn’t long before he was illustrating a Scout magazine and creating his first characters.
It was around this time that he decided to take the pen name “Hergé,” the French pronunciation of his initials in reverse. Georges left school at age 17 and eventually got a job helping create the children’s pages of a daily newspaper, Le Vingtième Siècle.
Hergé first drew Tintin in Le Petit Vingtième (the children’s pages of Le Vingtième Siècle) in 1929. The little reporter was an instant success in Belgium and beyond. By the 1950s, the Tintin adventures had become so popular that Hergé set up Studios Hergé. This not only supplied Hergé with a team of assistants and artists to expand the Tintin universe, it also freed him to do in-depth research for his stories, many of which took his characters to places that Hergé — and his devoted readers — had never seen.
Although Tintin traveled around the world, Hergé stayed in Belgium for most of his life. In his later years, the artist and author managed to make trips to several countries and see firsthand the places that inspired Tintin’s exciting adventures.
Herge was born in 1907 and died in 1983.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Tintin Au Tibet (Tintin)?
Perfect for crazed cruel French teachers Jul 19, 2005
I cannot think of a worse French assignment than reading this book. I honestly can't! Which is sort of sad all by itself... Anyway, let's review this book: TinTin, the nosy reporter with no life and a funny hairdo (I wonder what kind of gell he uses?), has a magical dream!! (Has someone been drinking tea lately? *Everybody who's seen the Rutles laughs appreciatively*) Anyway, he decides this dream MUST BE TRUE!!! So, after screaming TCHANG!!! at the top of his lungs a few times for dramatic effect (and, just for added effect, having practically everyone else yell TCHANG! too-who really says TCHANG! when they sneeze?), TinTin decides that Tchang DIDN'T die in the plane crash where everyone else died-because TinTin the Great had a dream, Tchang is OBVIOUSLY still alive!!! I have to agree with the nutty Professor here: TinTin shouldn't have champagne that early in the morning! Of course, it's probably tea, not champagne, but ANYWAY.....speaking of the Professor, he's hardly in this! (Not that I really mind, but he's better than the rest of them...sort of) His biggest part is appearing in the Captain's hallucination. (Don't ask) Speaking of the other characters, not only is TinTin his annoying self, he's also slightly insane (following a dream and a floating monk and refusing to stop even though he's probably going to die?). The Captain is actually SENSIBLE *gasp* in this one. And the dog is an alchoholic who, from his actions, doesn't care if TinTin lives or dies. And Tchang is...well...apparently he's perfect!! And in case that interesting crew isn't odd enough, let's throw in the legendary and terrifying yeti!! All in all, not the greatest book in the world. What am I saying? DON'T READ THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU HAVE TO!!! Would you believe, it's actually better in French than English??? And I'm English natively, so that's pretty impressive!! *NOTE: I didn't make a mistake about Tchang's name, in the French edition, it's spelt that way.*
Tintin heads to Tibet to rescue his friend Chang May 16, 2003
Tintin and Milou were created in 1929 by Georges Remi (a.k.a. Hergé). In 1934 Hergé met a young Chinese student, Chang Chong-Chen, at which point Tintin's creator became convinced of the importance of having a soundly built storyline and getting the facts straight. In short, Hergé started taking his craft very seriously. After the Communists took over China, Hergé and Chang lost touch. In 1960 "Tintin Au Tibet" ("Tintin in Tibet") was published and it was immediately clear that this was a very personal story for Hergé, who was writing about his friendship with a friend he had not seen in decades.
Tintin has a dream about Chang, the boy he made friends with in China in "Le Lotus Bleu " ("The Blue Lotus"). Chang is lying in the snow, half buried, holding out his hands and calling to Tintin to help him. When Tintin gets a letter from Change he is surprised at the remarkable coincidence, but then he reads in the newspaper that Chang's plane has crashed in Tibet. Tintin, convinced his friend is not dead, goes off to save his friend.
There are none of the traditional villains in this rather special Tintin story in which our hero is aided only by Milu and Captain Haddock (with a brief appearance by Professor Tournesol). "Tintin Au Tibet" is a fairly straightforward rescue adventure, with the determined Tintin overcoming any and all obstacles placed in his way by man and nature. This is arguably the most poignant Tintin adventure, focusing on the power of loyalty and hope overcoming all obstacles and Hergé places a lot of obstacles in Tintin's way. I think what I like most about this story is about how Hergé keeps what are essentially a series of cliffhangers going and going but in a realistic manner, while still working in the series trademark humor with Milou and the Captain. "Tintin Au Tibet" is an atypical Tintin adventure, but that just makes it all the more special.
How did the real story end? In 1981 Hergé and Chang Chong-Chen were happily reunited.
OF COURSE ! Apr 12, 2000
Tintin au Tibet is one of Hergé's best books. Full of suspense, emotion, beautiful drawings and the abominable Yeti. Do read it, and, please,try to read it in French : Hergé's language is both precise and easy to understand. Enjoy !