I’m not sure how you want this to continue, midnightblue, as I can’t think how it could ever be judged; maybe the public at large might not recognize his name, but I think that BD afficianados in general, and Tintinologists in particular, are quite aware of M. de Moor’s place of importance in the history of our favourite boy reporter.
plotted 'the Thermozero' for Herge. He must of helped plot other stories as well.
Well he adapted
the existing plot of Le ThermoZéro
from the original Tintin version to a Jo, Zette and Jocko version
; whether he did it by himself from notes, or whether Hergé himself did a scenario and had BdM script from it, I don’t know. He does seem to have done the art for it though, so credit where it is due for sure.
As to whether he plotted other stories, he may have contributed, but the works are definitely Hergé’s - unless you have evidence to the contrary.
He put a lot of work into the Tintin books and didn't get a lot out of it.
Exactly what he got out of, well who can say? Apart from being paid? It may have been exactly
what he wanted or needed: he got to work on his own strips as well as the Tintin books, and had an outlet for them through the Journal
. He also was able to work in animation (his original craft) on the Belgian cartoons, so maybe he was very satisfied…
He was Hergé’s close companion, right-hand man and long-time collaborator - it seems to have been a satisfactory arrangement, or he could easily have taken his talents elsewhere.