Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Homage / Rip-off

Still haven't seen Tintin. I guess I'll just wait for the dvd. Anyway, here's one of my favourite gags from from The Blue Lotus. Which I then ripped off in my book, Tell Me Something.


  1. Dear Sir

    To me that is an homage to a gag.
    Had you included the ambulance and hospital beds then one might have a stronger argument for "rip off". The transition from panel four to five is what makes your page priceless to me.

    Thank you for sharing you work, your thoughts and especially your work/thought process! My favorite post is "half finished page" although I was initially hoping that these were part of a dream sequence and would remain as is without backgrounds.

    Wishing you all the best and a very happy new year

    A Fan

  2. Thanks, eyenoodledoodle! Okay, an homage it is.

  3. Tintin is worth seeing on a big screen. It's beautiful.

  4. I liked the movie. What it does well is that it captures the pure thrill of adventure that you find, especially in the early books. I think they have managed to created a universe that's not just an adaptation of the comics (like the TV-animations tried to do) or poor live action (like the old feature films). And I think it's funny the way they just took whatever they liked from the Tintin universe and slammed it together. Before I saw the movie I would have thought of myself as an Tintin-purist, but I don't think that it does any harm the the classis books, and I had a great time in the cinema. And no, you don't REALLY need the 3D effects.