September 19, 2006

Tintin in Redskin City

Tintin in AmericaOne of the students brought Tintin in America. The author, Herge, is Belgian, and the book was published in Belgium in 1932. I will get a copy and read it, and invite anyone who knows the book to send me your thoughts about it.

In the book, Tintin goes to "Redskin City." From what I saw, the Indians are stereotypical characters in feathered headdress and buckskin. On the cover of the book, Tintin is tied to a post in front of two tipis. An Indian appears to be calling to others to join him; he brandishes a tomahawk in one hand and points to Tintin with the other.


Rob said...

Thanks. I'd say this is on-topic. Not that I'm a stickler for staying on-topic, mind you.

I haven't read much of Tintin or Asterix, or I'd report on them. FYI, I usually wait until I stumble across such information unless there's a compelling reason to seek it out. I don't have the time or energy to cover everything myself.

Anonymous said...

You really should read this, start at the bottom of the second page (page 19 of the comic).