Bust of Hergé
Hergé and Angoulême, it is a long history. In 1977, Georges Remi went to the comic book festival. The poster of this edition takes a visual of Tintin and the Picaros, just published. A first in color since the previous ones by Hugo Pratt and André Franquin are in black and white. To celebrate the arrival of the creator of Jo, Zette and Jocko, an exhibition is held at the Museum of Fine Arts of the city and the artist offers the city two pages of Tintin in Tibet, an inked board and a pencil. Today, these two gifts are the property of the City of Comics.
Tintin in Tibet was still mentioned during the inauguration of the Hergé statue in 1989. This sculpture is a realization of Tchang Tchong-Jen, the Chinese friend of Georges Remi. Known only as Chang in the albums The Blue Lotus and Tintin in Tibet, the man maintained a true friendship until the death of the creator.
In 2003, the bust of Hergé left the Castro building of the Cité for a more public place. In January, during the Festival and in the presence of the future king of the Belgians, Philippe, it is inaugurated, rue Marengo. This street was renamed Hergé on this occasion.
In 2012, Tintin in Tibet is number 1 in the ranking of the fifty essential comics of Lire magazine.
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