Leading British Tintinologist and journalist, Michael Farr, presents his choice of the dozen most important and colorful characters from The Adventures of Tintin in Tintin & Co., revealing their origins, inspirations, and the source of their enduring fascination. This handsome, lavishly-illustrated volume takes a closer look at the remarkable cast that enriches the adventures:
Snowy from Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, 1929-30
Coco from Tintin in the Congo
Snowy and arch-villain Boerto Rastapopoulos from Tintin in America
Boerto Rastapopoulos and the hapless Thom(p)sons in Cigars of the Pharaoh
Boerto in The Blue Lotus
the unpredictable Captain Haddock in The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941
the inventor Professor Calculus, and prima donna Banica Castafiore, in King Ottokar’s Sceptre (1938)
the delinquent Arab prince Abdullah
the smug insurance salesman Jolyon Wagg
the constant revolutionary General Alcazar
and the sinisterly Teutonic villain Muller.
Hardcover, mostly color, some b&w.