Did you know that in its 70 years of existence, 200 million "Adventures of Tintin" books have been sold worldwide?
The Adventures of Tintin is a series of comic strips created by the Belgian cartoonist and scriptwriter, Hergé.
Translated into around fifty languages and adapted many times for cinema, television and theatre, Hergé's Adventures are one of the most popular European comic strips of the 20th century.
The hero of the series is the character Tintin, a young Belgian reporter and globetrotter, accompanied on his adventures by his white Fox Terrier, Snowy. Several other characters appear regularly, including the incompetent detectives Thompson and Thompson, Professor Calculus and even Captain Haddock.
The series is probably successful because of Hergé's drawings which combine characters with exaggerated proportions with realistic sets; or the intrigues of the comic books that mix the genres: spy stories, adventures, police investigations, fantasy and science fiction.