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Comic strip murals in Brussels

#1 · Posted: 5 Nov 2004 13:08 · Edited by: Admin
I expect you will have seen these already but there is a collection of photos (none of them of TinTin I am afraid) at:

I noted that there was an existing thread on the Tintin trail but thought that this didn't fit in with that.

There are some great photos (millions!) on pbase. There are a few pages on Tintin.


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#2 · Posted: 5 Nov 2004 16:37
Beautiful pictures! Thanks for the link.
#3 · Posted: 6 Nov 2004 07:24
I recognise Billy the Cat and the one with the family stacked on each other (can't remember the name but there was a comic of them on an adventure in Australia). I found out about them several months after discovering Tintin at 8. I think the book was called the Diamond Boomerang. At the time I thought it was one of Herge's earlier works!
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#4 · Posted: 6 Nov 2004 20:15
The stacked characters are Suske and Wiske, Bob and Bobette, Willy and Wanda or Spike and Suzy, depending on what translation you use. Willy Vandersteen created them, and they've had hundreds (I think ?) of adventures. The most recent English translations use the names Spike and Suzy, Aunt Sidonia, Ambrose and Jethro.
#5 · Posted: 7 Nov 2004 09:43 · Edited by: jock123
A nice gallery of pictures! I was surprised that there was a character there called “Billy the Cat”, because I expected the leather-clad do-gooder of the British “Beano” comic, not a yellow moggy!

I’ve tried to find a link for what I mean, but haven’t found one, unfortunately, but basically the “Billy” I know is a young boy acrobat, who fought crime on the streets of a non-descript English Midlands new-town, while wearing a black leather catsuit, a whiskered helmet and a utility back-pack. His main weapon was a rope with a clawed paw on the end, and he was assisted by his cousin Katie. He appeared in the late sixties/ early seventies, and apparently re-appeared after many years abscence in 2003.

Anyway, this is not the character found in the mural, and begs the question of why two writer should choose the same name, when there are so many possibilities available...

Oh, and they are both completely different from “Korky the Cat” in the “Dandy”!

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