Apparently only eight pages of the Thermozero were drawn
In the Tintin version, that is; there is also the Jo, Zette & Jocko
version of ThermoZÃ©ro
, which according to Bernard Tordeur of the Studios HergÃ©
foundation, is apparently substantially complete. It was undertaken by Bob de Moor at the request of HergÃ©, who thought that the idea was a good one, although he found he couldnâ€™t work freely from someone elseâ€™s script.
Given that there are the rough Tintin pages, a script (or at the very least an outline of Gregâ€™s story) in some stage of completeness, the largely unseen J,Z&J
material â€“Â 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 HergÃ© ever made to a story - the problem is the scale of the task of cataloging it allâ€¦).
Itâ€™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).
Iâ€™d love to see a release of some sort. Now that the mammoth task of doing the Chronologies
is finished, perhaps weâ€™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 HergÃ© 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 Iâ€™m sorry but this will have to do!