"Tintin mashups. Because the world needs them."
December 10, 2015 10:28 AM   Subscribe

Had Herge had a slightly different turn of mind.
posted by BWA (23 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
I loved Tintin growing up. I would love these now.
posted by nubs at 10:34 AM on December 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


These work really well, and I'm now waiting for the Kickstarter.

(Hegre's heirs really protect the copyright well, I'd guess. I'll bet Tintin won't enter the public domain before the universe folds in on itself.)
posted by benito.strauss at 10:42 AM on December 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


I was sorting through some ebooks scattered around my hard drive last night, and was surprised to find that there were some parodies and homages to Tintin among the "real" books. I wonder what Hergé himself would have thought of this: was he protective, or would he have laughed?
posted by wenestvedt at 10:43 AM on December 10, 2015


I could have sworn this is a double, but I can't find the original.
posted by JHarris at 10:45 AM on December 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Here's a great one courtesy of Dave Dedrick, co-host of the delightful Sneaky Dragon/Compleatly Beatles/Totally Tintin podcasts. He does a title card for each episode, many of which are great.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:47 AM on December 10, 2015


I could have sworn this is a double, but I can't find the original.

I vaguely had the same feeling. Some of them have appeared in comments: (1), (2), but I'm not seeing a post.
posted by zamboni at 10:57 AM on December 10, 2015


Billions of blue blistering bugg-shash!
posted by Shepherd at 11:11 AM on December 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


I want these now. Now.
posted by njohnson23 at 11:14 AM on December 10, 2015


Dan Hipp has done a bunch of awesome Tintin cover mashups: Google Image Search
posted by sleeping bear at 11:15 AM on December 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Then there's the Anarchist/Situationist Tintin parody The Adventures of Tintin: Breaking Free (previously)
posted by larrybob at 11:24 AM on December 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


I dearly love the Australian Tintin ones:
Tintin in Penrith
Tintin in the Shire
Tintin in Canberra
posted by zamboni at 11:25 AM on December 10, 2015 [6 favorites]


Maybe it's just that I haven't looked at Tintin in a very long time, but there's always a detail that almost always a detail that breaks me out of the illusion with these.
posted by wotsac at 11:31 AM on December 10, 2015


Oh man, I so want to read The Mountains of Madness version.
posted by Splunge at 11:54 AM on December 10, 2015


Broodhollow is Tintin + horror. (link is to page 1)

Author seems to be feeling a bit blocked at the moment, but chapter 1 and 2 are done and self contained. The writing and gags are good, the art is great, it's a good thing.
posted by tychotesla at 12:26 PM on December 10, 2015


So basically a Tumblr reposting someone's DeviantArt folder? Kids these days, etc.

I wonder what Hergé himself would have thought of this: was he protective, or would he have laughed?

Not a comic, but Tuten's Tintin in the New World had Hergé's permission, iiuc. No idea if he laughed; his fans didn't.
posted by effbot at 1:20 PM on December 10, 2015


So basically a Tumblr reposting someone's DeviantArt folder? Kids these days, etc.

At least there's attribution and a link.The kids are alright.
posted by zamboni at 1:26 PM on December 10, 2015


May as well add my effort: Tagger Tintin.
posted by oluckyman at 2:35 PM on December 10, 2015


My favorite of the Dan Hipp covers has to be Tintin + Aliens
posted by anthill at 3:08 PM on December 10, 2015


Those are awesome, thanks for sharing them!

Is it terribly geeky of me that I can look at them and identify which comics the images came from? Not all of them, but, oh look! That's the sky from The Black Island; that's straight off of Picaros but they left off Calculus...
posted by Athanassiel at 3:13 PM on December 10, 2015


effbot: "So basically a Tumblr reposting someone's DeviantArt folder? Kids these days, etc."
They're not in the artist's DeviantArt gallery anymore, because "Moulinsart (owners of HERGE's 'Tintin') requested that I remove them."

So enjoy these while they last, I guess.
posted by brokkr at 3:24 PM on December 10, 2015


Lots of lovely takes here.
posted by rory at 3:36 PM on December 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


I always preferred Asterix to Tintin - Tintin always struck me as such a goody-goody poindexter - but these things, if they were real, would be incredible.
posted by turbid dahlia at 4:02 PM on December 10, 2015


So enjoy these while they last, I guess.

Here's the Wayback Machine's version, just in case.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 12:35 PM on December 11, 2015


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