Tintin is the ageless boy reporter, comic book character whose adventures have been followed enthusiastically by generations of children and adults. Created by Brussels-based illustrator Hergé, the boy with the whiff of blond upturned hair accompanied by his trusty white terrier Milou (Snowy in English) first appeared in 1929 in Le Petit Vingtième, an offshoot of the newpaper Le Vingtième Siècle. The Journal de Tintin (Tintin Magazine) first appeared in 1946, offering weekly visual and verbal narratives. A total of 26 volumes of Tintin adventures were produced and translations are now available in approximately 40 languages. The first Tintin movie, Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece, appeared in 1961. Several animated cartoons, beginning with Prisoners of the Sun (1969), have also been produced. In his adventures, Tintin finds himself in exotic locales and historical settings. Unfailingly polite, innocent, patient, brave, and sometimes foolhardy, he is forever guided by a clear sense of justice.
   See also Comic Strips.

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