As steadfast as the cartoon character he brought to life, Georges Rémi, known as Hergé, created Tintin adventures from 1929 until his death. Originally from Belgium, Hergé (1907 – 1983) is considered one of Europe’s most influential comic artists. Extraordinarily popular among adults and children, his character Tintin was a dauntless young reporter accompanied by his faithful fox terrier as he embarked on numerous missions to fight the world’s evils. Hergé often expressed his controversial, right-wing opinions through Tintin, and his detailed, fluid style influenced numerous cartoonists of the Brussels school. Tintin has recently enjoyed a revival on T-shirts, mugs and pajamas, and in more than 80 million books around the world.