With the release of the Tintin movie today, it felt only right that the Lounge honour the man who created it all, Georges Prosper Remi, better known by his pen name, Hergé. During his career Hergé wrote and illustrated a host of wonderful characters but none more famous and loved then the humble young reporter Tintin. Though Hergé did himself grow tiered of the character, creating comic strips and book consecutively for 5 decades, to date the public’s interest in Tintin has never dwindled. With Hergé work growing in popularity posthumous, he reached a new height in 2007 when the Centre Pompidou gallery in Paris held a major exhibition of his work, placing him amongst modern artist such as Matisse and Picasso.
“Herge has long been seen as a father figure in the comics world. If he’s now recognized as a modern artist, that’s very important” – Michael Farr