News from Paris-Match
, via ActuaBD.
A very quick note regarding new information from a Paris-Match interview with Fanny Rodwell, just published, in which she seemingly makes a firm commitment NOT to produce a new Tintin book.
However, the last quotation, Mr. Rodwell's response to a journalist's question regarding a possible future adventure, is far more ambiguous.
A significant problem remains, however, and as they say in French "l'argent est le nerf de la guerre" : if Fanny resists the new book(s) plan, then - over time (and assuming that sales of the Tintin books gradually diminish) - a significant portion of her personal fortune will need to be spent on the upkeep of the museum.
Moreover, read carefully, her statements appear rather curious, not to say contradictory - she aims to respect Herge's wishes in order to protect the integrity of his oeuvre, but seems resigned to the possibility (almost described as a likelihood) that by 2054 no one will be interested in reading it...
Hence the paradox inherent in her position, and which she seems to be expressing in spite of herself : in protecting the oeuvre she will in effect be condemning it to obscurity !
I suspect that this is "acted out" resistance, to be followed by capitulation to the necessity of publishing new books (I won't go into further details regarding finances here...).