Friday 18 November 2011

Tintin's travels

The Adventures of Tintin were written by Hergé, a Belgian artist otherwise known as Georges Remi.  There were 23 books in the series between 1929 and 1976, and they have been translated into over 80 languages.

Tintin's adventures as a young reporter took him to many countries in Europe, Africa, North and South America, Australia, and as shown on this postcard, Asia.  There were a few fictional settings too.  This is probably the most unusual map I've ever received.

This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog The Best Hearts are Crunchy.


  1. I was visiting and paper hunting in Seattle this past January, and discovered The Adventures of Tin-Tin in a Children's Toy Store. Toy Story, if you will. I also saw somewhere that there was going to be a movie. I wonder if it will ever come out?

  2. The movie is out; they just had the premiere in Brussels - and from what I've heard it's good. I am just planning my trip to Brussels and a visit to the Comic Strip Museum there, which features a lot of Herge's work. There's also an Herge Museum outside of Brussels.

  3. That's really neat. I like weird maps!

  4. My kids loved Tintin, the map is wonderful. I'll have to watch for the books.

  5. I do enjoy these special kinds of maps, with their artful design.

  6. What a wonderful postcard! I've never seen anything like this before. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a lovely weekend and happy PFF!

  7. That is quite a busy little post card. I had to get out my magnifying glass to look at it, really.....guess these old eyes aren't what they used to be. That's why I gave up cross stitch which I loved to do.

    Sheila, please send me your mailing address so I can send some post cards when I reach India.


  8. Tin-tin is also popular in Cambodia. You see many Tin-tin shirts sold in most tourist shops here. I have one that has Tin-tin riding on a cyclo, a local human-powered rickshaw, and with the Angkor Wat in the background. How I wish we have a postcard with the same image, too.

    Have a great weekend, Sheila.

    Postcards Crossing

  9. I enlarged the picture and thoroughly enjoyed what I saw! My favorite part is the tiny little canoes in the ocean at the top. What a wonderful postcard!

    Happy PFF!

  10. Great map, drawn in the early Hergé style. As a boy I got all the comic albums of Tin-tin - he is called 'Kuifje' (Little Tuft) in my country. My son likes to read them now. Don't know about the film: too much Spielberg? Or not?


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