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The Comics of HergéWhen the Lines Are Not So Clear$
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Joe Sutliff Sanders

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496807267

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2018

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.001.0001

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Alph-Art, B-Movies, Cast Corpses

Alph-Art, B-Movies, Cast Corpses

Death-by-Sculpture and Hergé’s Middle Ground

(p.62) Chapter Four Alph-Art, B-Movies, Cast Corpses
The Comics of Hergé

Vanessa Meikle Schulman

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter works through anxieties of representation and authenticity as represented in Hergé’s final work, the incomplete and posthumously published Tintin and Alph-Art (1986). This essay places the story between arguments about representation in circles concerned with high art and gruesome low-brow stories about murder. Hergé himself never quite resolved his feelings about his place in high or low art; this essay suggests that his place was always between them.

Keywords:   Hergé, Tintin, Tintin and Alph-Art, Sculpture, Popular art

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