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Alph-Art: Differences between the 2004 and 2010 editions?

#1 · Posted: 2 Dec 2011 08:16 · Edited by: Moderator
I've heard that Tintin and Alph-Art was re-released in 2010 but the version I own is from 2004.
Does the 2010 edition have any new material? Thanks
#2 · Posted: 2 Dec 2011 08:25 · Edited by: jock123
I’ve seen it mentioned somewhere – Wikipedia, perhaps? – and someone e-mailed asking the same question, but there doesn’t seem to be any basis for the assertion that a different edition was published.

It’s not impossible that the book was altered in some way, but it would be a pretty big deal if anything was added to it, so surely it would be be shouted about, not slipped out on the quiet?

I think that someone somewhere got a bit ahead of themselves: there was a collector’s series of books made available on subscription and by mail order in France, which added extra “making of”-type material to some of the albums, similar to the stuff in Michael Farr’s The Complete Companion.

Someone might have assumed that Alph-Art was to be included, but it wasn’t in that series, at least not when I last looked*.

It’s entirely possible that one will come out – we’ve had the two versions so far, and Bernard Tordeur of the Hergé Archive has said in the past that even by the time the second one had been prepared for publication they had found further material which might be added to a third version one day. Mind you, that was back in 2004…

So keep your fingers crossed, but don’t hold your breath!

* Update: It was added to the series eventually.
#3 · Posted: 13 Dec 2011 08:12
Sorry, Jock. I totally forgot that I created this thread. Thanks for your prompt answer. I'm surprised the 2010 version doesn't exist. On the plus side I don't have to buy another copy. Yes, you'd think there would be more hulabaloo if another edition had been released. It's good to hear I'm not missing out on anything. Now to buy Herge et les Bigotudos and try to translate it.

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