Exhibit: Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City

Québec City Exhibit art detail - Hergé draws Tintin
Québec City Exhibit art detail – Hergé draws Tintin

In July 2017, I attended an exhibit in Quebec City about Hergé and his art, especially TinTin (of course).

Really enjoyed seeing the inspiration photos, letterhead from his business communications, reference sketch items, various notebooks, satchels and pre-press proofs – evidence of a few of which  are included for your amusement.

Hegré "pop art" portrait (self?) from Exhibit: Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Hegré “pop art” portrait (self?) from Exhibit: Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City

Original printing of Tintin in Tibet (my favourite) – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Original printing of Tintin in Tibet (my favourite) – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Reference photo and sketches for Tintin in America – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Reference photo and sketches for Tintin in America – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Reference photo and sketches for Blue Lotus (China-inspired) – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Reference photo and sketches for Blue Lotus (China-inspired) – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Reference book for Chinese characters (the artist did not want to "make up" characters as is/was often done)  – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Reference book for Chinese characters (the artist did not want to “make up” characters as is/was often done) – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Translations of the Chinese characters "wall art" from a panel in The Blue Lotus  – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Translations of the Chinese characters “wall art” from a panel in The Blue Lotus – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Reference item (stamp) from Tintin in Tibet  – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Reference item (stamp) from Tintin in Tibet – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Hergé's leather satchel and notebooks for reference sketches and ideas  – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Hergé’s leather satchel and notebooks for reference sketches and ideas – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
"Introducing Tintin" in the first panel from the first printing of the first story of Tintin  – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
“Introducing Tintin” in the first panel from the first printing of the first story of Tintin – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Storyboarding Tintin – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Storyboarding Tintin – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Letterhead detail and letter from Hergé's design studio – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Letterhead detail and letter from Hergé’s design studio – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Reference expressions for Tintin and Captain Haddock – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Reference expressions for Tintin and Captain Haddock – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Sketch detail of Tintin running down stairs (story unknown, maybe Black Island)  – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Sketch detail of Tintin running down stairs (story unknown, maybe Black Island) – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Tintin showing support for Scouting program as per Baden Powell  – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Tintin showing support for Scouting program as per Baden Powell – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Wall of Tintin book covers, in various languages  – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City
Wall of Tintin book covers, in various languages – Hergé / Tintin artifacts in Québec City