16 January 2009

Have YOU heard of Tintin

Here is a rather curious article from the BBC. It talks about how Tintin is nearly an unknown character in Britain, and even less well-known in the States. I find this to be an amazing assertion: as a child I clearly remember reading Tintin serialized in Children's Digest; I read his books as a child; his popularity continues today, with his books flying off the shelves at work (long before I created our graphic novel collection, I might add.) And any child of the 80's will remember The Thompson Twins. While Tintin is not as mainstream as, say, Spider Man or James Bond, he is by no means an unknown. Get it right, Auntie!

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