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Hi there. We’re calling this page the “Blog”, but it’s really just an assortment of posts that aren’t the podcast.. Still, there’s lots of fun video links posts to read and watch, and some other great surprises.

Tintin on the Moon

by David Dedrick on July 20, 2015

46 years ago today, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon. In honour of this historic event, Hergé sent Neil Armstrong an amusing drawing that simultaneously celebrated this historic achievement and shone a little reflected glory on the Tintin books.

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A year later, the French weekly Paris-Match asked Hergé to create a strip celebrating the Apollo 12 mission. These four pages ran in issue 1073 on the 29th of November, 1969. The original pages were in black and white. This is the colour version taken from the Casterman book Ils Ont Marché Sur La Lune – de la Fiction à la Réalité, which details the research that went into the Moon stories, as well as the science behind the actual moon landings.

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 179

May 9, 2015
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Buenos dias, Sneakeros! This week on Sneaky Dragon: we hope everyone’s ready for a new household maintenance show: Ian’s Shock Talk; Dave has nothing to bring to the show this week; they both saw the new Avengers film – Dave has some reservations, Ian less so; the new Star Wars trailer does not work in […]

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Show Notes – The Blue Lotus

April 29, 2015

When I started putting together this edition of the show notes, I thought there wouldn’t be much to say about The Blue Lotus. Hergé actually changed the book very little during its updating to colour in 1946. It had a special place it had in his life, but it is also a watershed moment in his […]

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Show Notes – Cigars of the Pharaoh

April 21, 2015

On this week’s show notes, we’re going to take a look at Cigars of the Pharaoh, strangely, the last black and white Tintin book converted to colour. For whatever reason, Hergé didn’t get around to updating the book until 1955 – almost ten years after the other books had been transferred to the now familiar 62-page colour […]

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Totally Tintin Show Notes

April 14, 2015
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Hi everyone, Ian and I hope you are enjoying the show! In case you’re wondering what the heck we’re talking about though, I thought it might be good to post some of the alternate images here so you will have an idea what we’re talking about during these episodes. Tintin in the Congo First, Tintin […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 172

March 22, 2015
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Bonjour, Sneakers! Ian and Dave have a big announcement this week, that they don’t make, but apparently they have a new podcast in the works called Totally Tintin! (Details will follow, I suppose.) They want you to help friend of the show, Branwyn Bigglestone (three time guest!), with her campaign to raise money to help […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 161

January 3, 2015
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Hello, Sneakerinos! This week on the show we welcome in the New Year…or do we? Ian and Dave are all ready to put 2014 behind them and get a head start on 2015. Discussed on the show this week: the porn rainbow; recording in an igloo; and mom troubles. The guys spend a lot of […]

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Fifty More!

December 31, 2014
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Everyone should have traditions and it’s becoming a tradition here at Sneaky Dragon HQ that, when we reach fifty new title cards, I take a moment to look back on almost a year of inserting a drawing of a dragon into various pop culture references. This is the third in a series (you can find […]

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A Hard Day’s Night Covered!

January 21, 2014
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A Hard Day’s Night was not only the soundtrack to the Beatles’ first movie, it was also the first album to contain only songs written by the Beatles. We thought it would be fun here at Compleatly Beatles to re-create the Beatles first cover-free album with covers! For most of the songs there were lots […]

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It’s the Linkiest Season of All!

December 30, 2013
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Oh boy, it’s been awhile since we posted a bunch of video links here at Sneaky Dragon, but Ian found a whole bunch of them related to the show so let’s go back to the good old days when people really knew how to celebrate Christmas! (Like last year.) First, Ian brought up how everyone […]

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