Tag Archives: Herge

81-year-old hack who never files gets a 3D film

The official trailer of the first Steven Spielberg-Peter Jackson 3D film on Tintin, the boy-faced Belgian reporter is now out. Tintin, whose byline first appeared in the church newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle, would have been 81 this year. He never sat at a desk, never took notes, never filed a story and therefore never missed…

Hero survives cost-cutting, jobs freeze, pay cuts

Tintin, the boy-faced Belgian reporter turns 80 years old today, 10 January 2009. It was on this day that Herge‘s comic-book hero made his appearance in the church newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle, in which  he visits Russia (Tintin in the Land of the Soviets) to describe the horrors of Bolshevism. Tintin held the ultimate job…

Can a boy-actor hold a candle to an editor?

Tongue firmly in both cheeks, Sans Serif is pleased to announce a global campaign for Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter (top, right) to be drafted to play Tintin. Reports in the British papers suggest that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson have zeroed in on 17-year-old Thomas Sangster (top, left) to play the boy-reporter who (sigh!)…