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midnightblueowl
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#1 · Posted: 4 Jan 2006 21:48
Hello
Just to say that don't you think that Bob de Moor doesn't get his due, I mean, he wrote 2 of the Quick and Flupke's and plotted 'the Thermozero' for Herge. He must of helped plot other stories as well. It was also considered that he should finish 'Alph-art' as the official version. He put a lot of work into the Tintin books and didn't get a lot out of it.
jock123
Moderator
#2 · Posted: 5 Jan 2006 15:55
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.
midnightblueowl
Member
#3 · Posted: 5 Jan 2006 17:20
Hello
Your right Jock, but I still think that he should be remembered more highly for his work on Quick and Flupke no. 11 and 12.
SingingGandalf
Member
#4 · Posted: 29 Mar 2006 19:44
I believe de Moor only did one Q and F and that was Haute tension. Anyone correct me if I'm wrong. I agree that de Moor should have more recognision, but he only really did backgrounds, and not characters or stories in the main stories.
chevet
Belgium Correspondent
#5 · Posted: 29 Mar 2006 20:52
Bob De Moor (Herge right-hand man) was the father of Johan De Moor (the "Quick & Flupke" man).
Danagasta
Member
#6 · Posted: 29 Mar 2006 22:20
Without his skill, I doubt the Tintin series would be so aesthetically pleasing. I've seen comparisons of the originals by Herge and the redrawn versions by de Moor, and preferred the de Moor versions hands down.

Courtney
jock123
Moderator
#7 · Posted: 30 Mar 2006 09:03
Danagasta
I've seen comparisons of the originals by Herge and the redrawn versions by de Moor, and preferred the de Moor versions hands down.

I’m not sure here if we are talking about the Q&F strips, which were actually re-done by Bob’s son, or just the Tintin books. If the latter, I don’t think that the work which Bob did should be diminished, but I don’t think he added that much aesthetically. He certainly didn’t do book in the series without work by Hergé, so I don’t think it’s possible to say what he added for sure.

As evidence, I’d suggest looking at the work which he did independently of Hergé, such as his Barelli books - these are in no way bad books, but just don’t get to the standards of the Tintin albums; ergo, he wasn’t the artist that Hergé was (and I repeat, i am, and always have been a B de M fan).
Danagasta
Member
#8 · Posted: 30 Mar 2006 11:19
Tintin only, Jock. Q&F is extremely hard to come by here in the US, except at the Yale Bookstore and then it's almost $20 a book.
advnarayan
Member
#9 · Posted: 28 Apr 2015 15:56 · Edited by: Moderator
Didn't Bob De Moor write some short Tintin stories running to one or two pages? I think they were published only in French, and - subject to correction - I think they were published in Tintin magazine.
Is my memory doggedly wrong, or did Moulinsart turn a blind eye to these short creations? Or were they unofficial pastiches?

Could anyone point me in the right direction?
mct16
Member
#10 · Posted: 29 Apr 2015 00:36 · Edited by: mct16
Many pastiches of Tintin were published in "Tintin" magazine by many artists, usually in order to mark an event, such as the 35th and 40th anniversaries of the first publication of the magazine. These pastiches had him meeting characters from other series in the magazine, such as Gine's "Neige" (set in a post-apocalyptic world) or Rosinski's "Hans" (in which a space-time traveller similar to Dr Who discreetly observes Tintin's landing on the moon). These were meant as one-off commemorations and never part of the canon, either of "Tintin" or the other series.

De Moor, Jacques Martin and Roger Leloup are usually credited with drawing the backgrounds, such as rooms, furniture, buildings, cars and aircraft, but it has been claimed that they also occasionally drew the characters themselves. De Moor always denied this since it was supposed to have been Herge's doing, but some have claimed that he may have done so in "Picaros".

He, Martin and Leloup are also credited with the drawing of the book version of "Lake of Sharks" - it certainly was not Herge, though he did supervise and approve it. De Moor and the others originally drew it in black-and-white strips which were published in "Le Soir" around the time the film was released in cinemas and these were then colourised for the book version.

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