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Casterman: Deluxe "L'Affaire Tournesol" for November?

jock123
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#1 · Posted: 12 Sep 2016 21:53 · Edited by: jock123
A picture of what appears to be a page from a Casterman catalogue has emerged online, which suggests that there is a very special memento in preparation to mark the 60th anniversary of its publication.

Amongst the ideas for the album suggested by Hergé at the time the book was being designed, was that it would feature a unique custom cover, in the form of a perspex sheet, made to look like a shattered window.

Unfortunately there was no way at the time to realize the dream, and the idea was shelved - until now, it would seem!

It appears that there will now be a special, limited edition, of the book produced for release in November, which will bring Hergé's concept to final fruition, with a special, broken plexiglass cover.

A classic period cloth spine will give the book the look of what might have been done in 1956, and, in a limited run of 7,777 copies it also pays hommage to the Tintin magazine ("the paper for the young from 7-77 years of age"), which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

There still has to be confirmation from the publisher that this book will be released, but it's an intriguing possibility, and the chances look good that this will happen.

Further details as soon as possible!
prairiegrass
Member
#2 · Posted: 23 Sep 2016 08:43
jock123
Not sure if it's ok to link to the tweet for this, but here it is: https://twitter.com/PatriceYGuerin/status/774963272340631552
Cool.
jock123
Moderator
#3 · Posted: 28 Oct 2016 15:51
It looks like this has either been delayed, or, as was possibly the case from the start, may be in the schedule for November 2017 (the catalogue that this was extracted from might be one for next year).

More details when I get them!

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