Tintin et la ville
From the back cover description of Tintin et la ville. "For any Tintin lover, it is obvious: the little reporter is from Brussels. At the bend of the huts, a well-known avenue, a typical district, a building's silhouette, a good-natured atmosphere inevitably refer Tintin to the birthplace of Hergé, its creator, even if he has applied himself over the years to erase too explicit references. From this imitation Brussels, Tintin embarked on other cities: Moscow, Shanghai, Chicago, New Delhi ... Some were "sketched" by Hergé without any real concern for plausibility. Others are, on the contrary, the most faithful to reality. And everywhere, even in invented cities (Klow, Wadesdah, Tapiocapolis ...), Hergé cannot help but humorously sow elements of his own, barely disguised expressions of the Marollian dialect or amusing allusions. This city walk vividly demonstrates that alongside virgin territories or mysterious oceans, the city can also be the scene of great adventures. This album traces the route of the Tintin en ville exhibition, staged in 2004, in the heart of Brussels, to celebrate the installation of the Maison de l'Urbanisme". By Francois Schuiten 2004.
Book is in French.
Book is new but has some shelf wear from being shuttled around the warehouse over the years.