Monday, November 29, 2010

Tin Tin And Alpha Art

When Herge passed away in 1983, he had one last volume of Tin Tin left to complete. The story involved Tin Tin up against some art trafficking criminals, and includes a very 'Warhol'esque' character. The book is Herge's very sober look into the world of modern art.

He never actually finished the book, but have an entire rough outline and script partially finished. A spanish artist in 1988 took it upon himself to actually mimic Herge's art as close as he could, and finish the entire book himself.

This spurred a couple of law-suits from Herges' estate, so, the book (which was considered a tribute by most fans) is floating around on the black market, and can occasionally be found online:

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