Tintin is big business in Brussels. South of Brussels in Louvain-la-Neuve is a museum dedicated to Tintin and other characters by his creator. Elsewhere and of course in Brussels, there are merchandise shops. You can take guided or self guided Tintin walks in Brussels.
My knowledge of Tintin is almost nothing, except he had a dog, he was Belgian and is a cult figure. I'll find out a little more. Better get his name correct first. Yes, it is Tintin, not Tin Tin, as in the tv dog Rin Tin Tin.
Tintin was a comic book character. I missed out there. I was too focused on Disney comic books. The author was Belgian, Georges Remi, who wrote under the pen name of Herge.
Tintin was a reporter, I assume with a newspaper, and a crime solver. He had curious quiff of hair. His dog was named Snowy. I quote Wikipedia here:
Its well-researched plots straddle a variety of genres: swashbuckling adventures with elements of fantasy, mysteries, political thrillers, and science fiction. The stories feature slapstick humour, offset by dashes of sophisticated satire and political or cultural commentary.
It actually sounds quite good. Here is Tintin and Snowy.
Photo by Daily Mail. I am sure it is the same sign as we saw but closer and from a different angle.
A terrific poster. Photo by Nicole Basaraba
Photo by Design You Trust.
Photo by Folkston Jack.
Photo by Best of Brussels.
Isn't this just a fantastic cover. Photo by Inforrm.
You can probably buy the work in the Tintin Shop.
I think this street scene is from one of the comic books. My ability to read French is très ordinaire. The mural is by artist Yves Challand and photo by National Geographic.