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It's a comic book version of Hergé's early life, illustrated in the style that he drew Tintin in the 1930s. There are a couple of sample pages on the Fnac.com page for the books
- just click on the link which says "Feuilleter" towards the top left hand corner.
I wonder how much the scene in page 1 really reflects reality, given its striking similarity to the scene in Seven Crystal Balls
I believe that the cover of the book shows Herge and collaborator Edgar P. Jacobs (of "Blake and Mortimer"). One day they went to sketch a house that they intended to use as Professor Taragon's home in Seven Crystal Balls
. It was only when they were leaving that they realised that it was being used by the local SS-Gestapo (this being Belgium during the German Occupation).Note to moderators
: the links go to pages on fnac.com, the website of a major chain of audio-visual equipment and books stores, and are thus legit.Moderator Note:
Once again we'd ask that if you - or any other member, come to that - feel it is necessary to alert the Mods to something, please do it off-forum, in advance of posting, rather than posting first, and waiting for a decision. That's definitely the road to trouble.
As it happens there isn't a problem in this case: we know that fnac.com is a reputable business, and it has been mentioned before - along with the stores - as being a very useful source of French and Flemish Hergé- and BD-related material (not to mention any other films, books, CDs etc. you might be searching for, as they deliver internationally).
However, it's best to avoid linking directly to someone else's images - that's seen as leeching, meaning that it takes the benefit of their effort without them gaining from it. In this case, it was making use of the scans they provided to tempt you to purchase, without the mechanism to do so.
When appropriate, if someone provide links to the images on their site, just direct people to the page and tell them how to find the images from there. The text has been edited accordingly.The Tintinologist Team