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Totor, C.P des Hannetons - Strip de la la planche de fin by Hergé - Comic Strip
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Totor, C.P des Hannetons - Strip de la la planche de fin

Comic Strip
1928
Ink
17 x 37 cm (6.69 x 14.57 in.)
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Issu de la dernière planche de l'histoire intitulée "Je pense qu'il vaut mieux faire ainsi" (ça, c'est du titre!), Ces deux cases de Totor, Commissaire-Priseur des Hannetons, ont fait battre mon coeur lors de la dernière vente Christies de novembre 2016.
Totor, c'est Russel Crowe avant " Gladiator", Kevin Spacey avant "Usual Suspect", Omar Sy avant "intouchables",... Totor n'est pas bankable. Ce strip présente à mes yeux la preuve d'un génie graphique émergeant, de perfection vintage, mais Totor, bien qu'il en présente tous les stigmates, n'est pas Tintin.
Du coup, grand merci à tous les spéculateurs avertis d'avoir détourné les yeux et de m'avoir permis d'enrichir ma collection avec une pièce de rêve, témoignage historique d'un talent en devenir.

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About Hergé

Hergé is one of the most important and influential comics creators in history. He singlehandedly launched the Belgian comics industry with his iconic humoristic adventure series 'Tintin' (1929-1983). Together with Morris' 'Lucky Luke' and René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's 'Astérix' it's one of the best-selling European comics in the world. Even though 'Tintin' only counts 23 available album titles they have been translated in every conceivable language, including dialects. The quiffed reporter in plusfour pants later received his own magazine, Tintin (1946-1992), which became one of the most succesful European comics magazines of all time. Other well known series by the maestro are 'Quick et Flupke' (1930-1940) and 'Jo, Zette et Jocko' (1936-1940). More than any other comic artist, Hergé gave the medium tremendous prestige. Both artwork and stories are at the highest quality level. He developed his own graphic style, the "Ligne Claire" ("Clear Line"), which is even regarded as a genuine artistic movement. The man was a master in crafting suspenseful page-turners where humor is never far away. Storylines range from crime thrillers, exotic treasure hunts, intrigueing mysteries to clever political satire. He was one of the first comics artists to deal with more mature themes and still appeal to all ages. Text (c) Lambiek