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Tintin in America: Why two different facsimile covers?

#1 · Posted: 17 Feb 2007 02:51
I was looking at the photos from the Herge Centennial Exhibition (on this site) and noticed that in the photo of the 4 facsimiles the Tintin in America pictured has different cover art than the facsimile Tintin in Americas I've seen.

Anyone know why this is?

UK Correspondent
#2 · Posted: 17 Feb 2007 11:35
That's the original cover to the book, and at some point in the 1930s (sorry, haven't got a reference book to hand) Hergé redrew the cover images to Congo and America, presumably because they were drawn in the early style.

The current French and English facsimiles use the later images, all with the lemon-coloured covers, but in the 1980s the first French facsimiles used the original cover images, as did the English Sundancer edition of Congo.
Belgium Correspondent
#3 · Posted: 17 Feb 2007 13:49
at some point in the 1930s ... Hergé redrew the cover images to Congo and America, presumably because they were drawn in the early style.
Tintin in Congo and Tintin in America were published with a new cover in 1937. The new cover was similar to the other Tintin books published at that time by Casterman (Cigares, Lotus, Oreille) to make a "uniform" collection.
Harrock n roll
#4 · Posted: 1 Jun 2008 10:11
When Casterman took over publishing in the 30s they got Hergé to redesign new covers for the b/w books. The cover with the Indians was the original Petit Vingtième cover from 1932, the horse cover came from the 1937 Casterman edition.

The cover to Congo was also updated in the 30s, from the gouache painting of Tintin and Snowy to the familiar Ford Model-T picture.
#5 · Posted: 9 Feb 2017 04:48 · Edited by: Moderator
I have been looking at facsimile listings for Tintin in America and some show Tintin on horse-back on the cover and others show Tintin eating out of a pan whilst being stalked by some menacing looking native Americans.
What is the difference?

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