Tintin and I – Hergé

Why do the comic-strip Adventures of Tintin, about an intrepid boy reporter, continue to fascinate decades after their publication? “Tintin and I” highlights the potent social and political underpinnings that give Tintin’s world such depth, and delve into the mind of Hergé, Tintin’s work-obsessed Belgian creator, to reveal the creation and development of Tintin. Rare and surprisingly candid 1970s interviews reveal the profound insecurities and anxieties that drove Hergé to produce stories that have not only entertained millions of children (and adults) but also helped to satisfy a personal longing for self-expression. Herge is taped in a rare interview by journalist Numa Sadoul along with an interview with Tintin expert, the late Harry Thompson.