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Travels of a Boy Reporter - Track Tintin's travels across the globe. Click on the map to find out more about the locations or books they appear in.
posted by Artw (23 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
He ran into a spot of bother in the Congo.
posted by Artw at 4:20 PM on May 22, 2009


Blistering barnacles, the links to Borduria don't work! Who's the carpathian bashi-bazouk that put this together?
posted by mattdidthat at 4:42 PM on May 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


They got it so wrong! Khemed was Palestine (by name in the original) and he hid out at Petra in Jordan.
posted by dunkadunc at 4:42 PM on May 22, 2009


Petra is in there.
posted by Artw at 4:44 PM on May 22, 2009


Where's the moon?
posted by PenDevil at 4:54 PM on May 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Tintin fans might be interested in this book - I have a copy & it's a real delight.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:05 PM on May 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Blistering barnacles, the links to Borduria don't work! Who's the carpathian bashi-bazouk that put this together?

In my younger days, the good captain was a favurite source of hilarious new vocabulary words. These days, it's Philippe from Achewood: nobody greebles a frosty glass of king piss quite like him.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 5:05 PM on May 22, 2009


PenDevil: Top-right corner.
posted by anthill at 5:31 PM on May 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh wow, they've got Andy Serkis to play Captain Haddock!
posted by JHarris at 6:27 PM on May 22, 2009


I was out of line quoting this article in another AskMe thread, but here I feel like it fits: there was a fantastic article in The Economist a few months ago called “Understanding Tintin: A very European hero.” It discusses such classics as “The Shooting Star” and “The Land of Black Gold.”
posted by koeselitz at 6:55 PM on May 22, 2009


Some think Tintin is gay!
posted by ericb at 7:22 PM on May 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm glad they put Marlinspike Hall properly into Belgium, rather than pretending (as in the English translations) that it's in England.

It seems odd to have modern boundaries, however!

Syldavia is supposed to have a seacoast, but we can blame that on Herge whose clues to its location are a bit equivocal.
posted by zompist at 8:05 PM on May 22, 2009


Where's the moon?

The moon is there. Scroll right.
posted by mazola at 11:14 PM on May 22, 2009


Please tell me he has to make an investigation somewhere in a Turkish bathhouse.
posted by adipocere at 11:23 PM on May 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Tintin in Thailand. Ting tong.
posted by the cuban at 1:57 AM on May 23, 2009


koeselitz: This paragraph in the article sums up the vision the Economist has of Europe:
There is a link between Hergé, this disappointing man, and his creation Tintin, who fights against despots so bravely. It lies in the rationalisation of impotence: a very European preoccupation.
posted by surrendering monkey at 4:43 AM on May 23, 2009


That's odd, it seems to be missing the time he overthrew the English government.
posted by griphus at 12:24 PM on May 23, 2009


Heh. Of course The Economist is waiting for Thatcher to rise from the grave and save us all.
posted by Artw at 12:51 PM on May 23, 2009


Wait, Thatcher wasn't already a zombie?!??
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:40 PM on May 23, 2009


For the amount of money he's charging for those maps, you'd have thought he'd do a quick spell-check. Le Harve... Meteroid... Anterp... Scepture...
posted by ComfySofa at 3:55 PM on May 23, 2009


I loved reading about Tintin again. Thanks for this.
posted by jouke at 8:43 PM on May 23, 2009


I'm pretty certain she sleeps in a coffin with electric wires connected to her neck-bolts these days.
posted by Artw at 9:54 PM on May 23, 2009


Tintin Vs Predator
posted by Artw at 11:00 AM on June 3, 2009


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