Do You Know Tin Tin?
I grew up reading Tin Tin and Asterix. Tin Tin's author Herge had quite a colourful history.
Peter, thank you so much. I am downloading books, and films of Tin Tin, so I an give them to my children of Mama Says project. Tin Tin is about adventure, and dreaming of places to do and as best I can understand, the good guys win. I found more about the Franco-Belgian comics, the BD's reading about Asterix.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-Belgian_comics I cannot imagine growing up without Sesame Street ,or the Wizard of Oz. It is emotionally painful to me, when I meet Francophone children, and adults in Togo who really have no childhood stories in their minds. While I take it for granted, 30-60 percent of the planet has few memories of their mothers or fathers reading to them. Because their mothers or fathers can barely read, and would never want to appear stupid to their children. I am excited to return to Togo, to push on with my Mama Says, I know more of Francophone culture now, after living in France for one month. We had such an interesting conversation about the conflicts between French, and English the other night at CouchSurfing event, then with a taste of how Arabic enter the picture. I see Tin Tin theme restaurants all over the planet. Here are photos from Thailand. http://www.hobotraveler.com/088tintin01.shtml
I will be 83 years old in Nov. I bet I read every TIN TIN Comic there ever was. My grandfathers kept me supplied with comic books for years. Every kid would enjoy these comics.