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Ellipse-Nelvana: Hergé’s cameos (“The Blonde Man”)

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#11 · Posted: 4 Jul 2005 09:55
Yes. One of the many Herge sight-gags (after all, we frequently see the Master wandering around on screen).
#12 · Posted: 23 Oct 2006 11:40

I have been watching all the tintin epiosodes on DvD. Every day during this week and i could not help noticing a blond man that appears in every episode.

Has everyone else noticed this as well. Do you think they could not think of any new ideas for backdrop characters.

One example is in tintin in america where the mob boss is making a speach infront of a whole load of people and the blond man is a reporter sitting near the front.
#13 · Posted: 23 Oct 2006 11:43
Hi, lintondrums! Yes it has been noted - the blond man is meant to be Hergé, and the appearances he makes are listed here.
#14 · Posted: 24 Oct 2006 13:14
Thankyou jock123,

I never knew that it was surpose to be herge it makes more sense now.

Is there any other interesting points or symbolism made from the books and video's that i do not know about.....
#15 · Posted: 29 Mar 2007 07:13
There's one thing that they forgot when listing 'Spot Herge' He was amongst the mobmen which tried to capture the trial rocket in Destination Moon, Part 1 probably 15-18 minutes.
#16 · Posted: 2 Apr 2007 22:59
It's Herge! It's kind of like Alfred Hitchcock used to do in his movies!
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#17 · Posted: 3 Apr 2007 01:28
Has anyone else noticed that he is in the books as well, it's somewhat odd that he drew himself in, i find.
It would seem that he makes more appearances in the movies, as if the animation people took liberties to put him in all over the place, if i am not mistaken. Which i think it pretty cool. i was all proud of myself figuring out that it was Herge. :P

Herge is a bit of a mysterious character, probably especially to younger people like myself, since he died before i was even born, he's a rather intangible entity so it's good how they've kind of brought him to life in the movies so that he can kind of shine through his artwork.
#18 · Posted: 24 Oct 2008 22:19
The first time I saw that 'blonde man', I jut thought, Oh, isn't that Hergé, so it must be him.

something I think is weird is that he once helpet tintin up, i think so .. but i donät remember in what book/episode, and in tintin in america he was in the mafia. so he is playing different roles, and sometimes he's a tourist ..
#19 · Posted: 20 Jul 2009 15:45
When I was a kid and read "King Ottokar's Sceptre" I always remember being very impressed by a character in one particular scene: Tintin is being led away by guards, Castafiore fainted in a chair and Boris addressing the King, telling him that Tintin is an anarchist/assassin.

The character who struck me most was the one in the green uniform on the left who gives Tintin a harsh stare as he is led away. I suppose it the air of authority he had on him, the glare on his face, the way he stood upright, stiff and commanding that was so appealing.

I now know of course that that character was Hergé himself and from what I've read about him at the time, the pressure of both his professional life and the problems with his creation, it could that there was more to the way he stared at Tintin than meets the eye.
#20 · Posted: 14 Dec 2011 03:59 · Edited by: Moderator
I always notice him in all episodes I have watched back then, one problem though, I don't remember how exactly I recognize that the blond man was Hergé! I just knew back then (perhaps by assuming) that the man was Hergé, and whenever I watched the show back then, I just thought,"Oh that's Hergé", without even realizing how did I found that out. Come to think about it today, I just feel strange about it. Very strange.

Anyway, aside from King Ottokar's Sceptre album, is there another cameo appearance from Hergé in Tintin comic albums? I think I have just found one, in Calculus Affair, at p.15, last panel, the man who draws on a drawing board and smoking near the orange tent. It is small indeed, and I am not that sure that it is indeed Hergé, so I decide to post about it here.

Moderator Note: Be careful not to take threads off-topic: this one is only dealing with the cameo appearances in the Ellipse-Nelvana TV cartoons; the cameos in the books have a guide in the main part of the site, Special Cameos in Tintin Books.

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