My all time favorite Bande dessinée. Tintin as a gay icon? — he’s as asexual as Shaun the Sheep! Though in many ways it reflects its time, I think it has aged remarkably well (it embodies that timeless and comforting modern-retro style that is now the rage). Each new book to one’s collection was so much more exciting than even going to the 70s’ blockbuster Saturday matinee in Leicester Square. But as any Tintin fan will tell you, the animated version(s) really is so flat in comparison — however closely the script is to the original hardcopy books.