Georges Remi (1907-1983), better known as Hergé, was the creator of Tin Tin (Kuifje) and many other world-famous cartoon characters. He was born in Etterbeek, Belgium. His creation Tin Tin is thought to be based on his brother who was five years younger than him.

As a young boy, the only thing that would keep Hergé quiet was a piece of paper and a pencil. In school he was a very able student and always top of the class, except when it came to drawing. He was only interested in one thing, cartoons. Read more about this article at:-(http://www.famousbelgians.net/remi.htm)

I decided to look at this early illustrator because of my interest in powerful line drawings.I find that Herge used the simple line to create extremely animated characters without the need for unnecessary detail (a man after my own heart – why use ten lines when you can say it with one?)

Tin Tin

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