Tuesday, November 3, 2009

#016 Tintin Inked Panels

These are uncolored ink panels from King Ottokar's Sceptre one of the Tintin books by Belgian artist Hergé. I love his artwork, but this is the first time I have seen the bare inkwork. His lines are so precise and fine. What great stories! I found the link to these over at Agent44. Check out the brand-new Inktober book while you're there! I have got to get a copy...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think these are the original versions from Tintin magazine.

All of Herge's work first appeared in either a newspaper or a dedicated comic. These were the uncoloured versions. When compilied for the books, they were coloured.

The classic Herge colours and style only evolved in the fifties. Early works (he started in 1931) were very different from current versions. Only after WWII did Herge have the oppertunity to go back and standardised the look and take advantage of colour printing. During this revision process, the stories were often updated or radically changed as those written prior to the war were now very dated.