Tintin’s Author’s 100th Birthday

The author of Tintin, Hergé, was born 100 years ago today. With three movies coming up, now is a great time for you to catch up with Tintin’s adventures.


Origin: Created by Hergé
Heroic Values: Caring, Courage, Integrity, Perseverance, Selflessness, Tolerance


Tintin, the boy reporter, was created by Georges Remi (Hergé) in 1929 for a Belgian newspaper. His first adventures were part of a comic strip, but the popularity of the strip soon led to Hergé creating longer stories in book form.

Tintin’s job as a reporter led him into many dangerous situations in many dangerous locations. He travelled the world with his dog, Snowy, always ready to help those in need and deter those who needed to be.

He was characterized by his willingness to sacrifice himself for the greater good, his dogged persistence in ensuring wrongs were righted, and his unfailing courage.

Thank you to all of our visitors. If you’d like to look for more of our heroes in our gallery or their journeys, please visit here.

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