Les Adventures de Tintin by Hergé
Book of the week. Everyone’s favourite journalist/kick-dog lover turns 90 this month! Tintin was first published in January 1929 and has been introducing kids to a world of adventure and new cultures ever since. For sure, some of the cultural representations hold up better than others but Tintin’s heart is always in the right place and these books do a great job of explaining to children, visually and narratively, what it feels like to be fucked up on whiskey. I nabbed these 1965 hardcover gems from a 7 am flea market in Cannes a couple years ago but my favourite is actually Tintin in Tibet, because it has Tibet and a Yeti. Shout out to every elementary school library that carried Tintin and big love to Sarah Woods who is in France now and reminded me of the significance of this month. For the record my favourite Tintin is Tintin in Tibet, but i only have it in English so it didn’t make the cut this week.
(Bonus shout out to my old homie Jari, who has a tattoo of Tintin and Snowy precariously close to his groin.)