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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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The Flying Dialogues

The Flying Dialogues

Hergé’s Use of Aviation from Quick & Flupke to Tintin

(p.113) Chapter Seven The Flying Dialogues
The Comics of Hergé

Guillaume de Syon

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter considers the motif of airplanes and, more specifically, the ability to fly them that surfaces again and again in Hergé’s comics. The motif reveals not just an interest on the cartoonist’s part in airplanes, but the twentieth century’s slowly shifting understanding of what the airplane meant and what the skill to fly it signified.

Keywords:   Hergé, Tintin, Aviation, Quick & Flupke, Airplanes

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