this Tuten (I haven't heard of him elsewhere)
He's written a few books, all of which seems to have got mixed reviews, although admittedly not as bad as his mucking about with Tintin. He probably just used the character because it's free publicity - Tintin fans are going to read it out of curiosity.
Regarding the issue of other authors continuing another person's series, I think it is possible, as long as it is done respectfully. For example, Spirou was created by Rob-Vel in 1938, and continued by JijÃ© up until 1946, when the series was handed over to AndrÃ© Franquin, when it really took off.
I've not read any of the new ones, but Blake & Mortimer have been continued by a number of artists and authors, but I can't judge the quality of them - however, from the reviews on Amazon.fr, they seem to hold up to the classic Jacobs' stories.
Of course, like I said earlier, it must be done with respect to the original characters and the author. Tuten failed to do this, although his book did give us a very nice piece by Roy Lichtenstein, and for that I'm grateful !
Posted: May 19, 2005 12:12:51
Dragging up an old thread maybe, but there's a new review of 'this' book, called "The New World: Or, how Frederic Tuten discovered a continent.
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