Hergé biography

Hergé

Cartoonist, Comic Book Creator

1907 – 1983

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Who was Hergé?

Georges Prosper Remi, known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian cartoonist. His best known and most substantial work is the 23 completed comic books in The Adventures of Tintin series, which he made from 1929 until his death in 1983. He was also responsible for two other well-known series, Quick & Flupke and Jo, Zette and Jocko. His works were executed in his distinct ligne claire drawing style.

Born to a lower-middle-class family in Etterbeek, Brussels, Hergé took a keen interest in Scouting, producing both illustrations and the Totor series for Scouting and Catholic magazines. In 1925 he started work for conservative newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle, where under the influence of Norbert Wallez, in 1929 he began serialising the first of his stories to feature boy reporter Tintin, Tintin in the Land of the Soviets. Domestically successful, he continued with further Adventures of Tintin and the Quick & Flupke series at the paper, but from The Blue Lotus onward placed a far greater emphasis on background research.

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Born
May 22, 1907
Etterbeek
Also known as
  • Georges Remi
  • Herge
  • Georges Prosper Remi
  • Curious Fox
  • Jérémie
  • Jérémiades
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Belgium
Profession
Lived in
  • Etterbeek
Died
Mar 3, 1983
Brussels

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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