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The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Joe Sutliff Sanders


Hergé, the creator of Tintin, is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of comics. His style popularized what has become known as the “clear line” in cartooning, but these thirteen scholars show how his life and art were actually very complicated. The book includes analyses of Hergé’s aesthetic techniques, including studies of his efforts to comprehend and represent absence and the rhythm of mundanity between panels of action. Broad views of his career explain how Hergé navigated changing ideas of air travel, and narrow readings of his life and work during Nazi occupa ... More

Keywords: Hergé, Tintin, Comics, Bande dessinée, Cartooning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496807267
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2018 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joe Sutliff Sanders, editor
Kansas State University

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Joe Sutliff Sanders

Section One Absence and Presence

Chapter Two Actions, Disjunctions, and Passions in Graphic Narratives

Benjamim Picado and Jônathas Miranda de Araújo

Section Two Changes in and After Hergé

Chapter Six Modernizing Tintin

Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey

Section Three Talking Back to Hergé