I agree, Mas, looking over Le Lac de la Sorcière
, it is of great quality. Hergé’s early black and white works were not very good either, but he improved drastically. It must be the same for Rodier.
Too bad he didn't go back and re-do Alph-Art.
Rodier did go back and completely re do it. This version is only available on CD-Rom and is very rare. The drawing is meant to be much better, but it is so rare I have never seen one for sale anywhere.
why this obsession with pirate books and unofficial stories anyway?
I’m not so much obsessed with them as much as I want to learn new Tintin adventures. Hergé left so many ideas, even if he didn’t like all of them, he left Alph-Art
, Le ThermoZéro
, Les Pilules
, Mr Boullock Disappears
, Tintin in India
, one set in an airport, among others.
Also it's a subject so incredibly vast and thanks to Moulinsart, cast all over the Internet, so I want to piece all the works (tasteful anyway) together for Tintinologists to enjoy (if that’s their sort of thing).
I also just have found out a lot on the subject as I try and find them to add to my Tintin colllection. However, no fake has ever beaten a real Hergé and never will.