HERGÉ

A word from
the artist.

Georges Remi, better known as Hergé, was a Belgian comic book writer born on 22 May 1907 in Etterbeek, Belgium and died on 3 March 1983 in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert. He is best known for The Adventures of Tintin, one of the most popular European comic books of the 20th century.

Starting out as an amateur cartoonist for a scout magazine, he signed his drawings “Hergé” from 1924 onwards, a pseudonym formed from his initials, “R” for his name and “G” for his first name. Hergé, frequently considered “the father of European comics”, was one of the first French-speaking authors to adopt the American style of bubble comics.

“The Adventures of Tintin” began on 10 January 1929. He successively created “Les Exploits de Quick et Flupke” (1930), “Popol et Virginie au pays des Lapinos” (1934) and finally “Les Aventures de Jo, Zette et Jocko” (1935).

He is still considered one of the greatest contemporary artists. He has sold almost 250 million albums, translated into a hundred languages.

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