Apparently only eight pages of the Thermozero were drawn
In the Tintin version, that is; there is also the Jo, Zette & Jocko
version of ThermoZéro
, which according to Bernard Tordeur of the Studios Hergé
foundation, is apparently substantially complete. It was undertaken by Bob de Moor at the request of Hergé, who thought that the idea was a good one, although he found he couldn’t work freely from someone else’s script.
Given that there are the rough Tintin pages, a script (or at the very least an outline of Greg’s story) in some stage of completeness, the largely unseen J,Z&J
material – which includes some quite detailed research, as well as story pages
), and probably quite a lot of correspondence on the subject (M. Tordeur also said that they have thousands of letters, which he believes outline just about every idea or change that Hergé ever made to a story - the problem is the scale of the task of cataloging it all…).
It’s therefore fairly safe to assume that the material for this is in fact more complete than that which makes up the two releases we have had of Alph-Art
(so far - the archiving process uncovered further material after the second version went to press).
I’d love to see a release of some sort. Now that the mammoth task of doing the Chronologies
is finished, perhaps we’ll see something of it some day!Update!:
With great apology to long-time member Mikael Uhlin, I accidentally deleted a post he made, which suggested that one possible approach to the material would be to produce a book similar to the Hergé et les Bigotudos
volume, which outlined the development of the story which was eventually to become Tintin and the Picaros
Mikael has been invited to re-post his thoughts, but in the meantime I’m sorry but this will have to do!