I’m pretty excited about the new Tintin movie coming out. Especially after seeing the first Tintin teaser trailer on Empire Online this morning. I’m also super excited that both Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are involved in the production and both the trailer and still images look amazing.
I couldn’t resist writing a post about my favourite comic of all time.
Tintin has been a huge inspiration for me as an illustrator and even as a designer. I love everything from the bold colours to the detailed plots. Mostly though I love Herge’s unique style ‘lineage’ drawings. Perhaps you can see some of his influence in my own illustration portfolio. Especially in some of this comic style illustrations
This image from Tintin in Tibet captures something about what I love about Herge’s world. There are probably more interesting and developed images but something about this one has always grabbed me, even as a kid.
How cool is that little puff of cloud in the top left. Genius.
Here’s a video of Herge himself at work drawing everyone’s favourite character, the drunk sailor, Captain Haddock.
I think the other influence the work of Herge has had on me, beyond simply style is a desire to create something cinematic.
I’m definitely looking forward to this one.