Tintin and the End

by David Dedrick on September 16, 2015

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This week on Totally Tintin, the final episode of the series: Ian and Dave answer your questions, give us their final thoughts and give out some well-earned thanks. And let us just say here: thanks to all of you who have listened to the show and who have added their thoughts and comments (here and on Facebook) throughout the run. Ian and Dave have really appreciated all your help and enthusiasm for this great comics series.

So, thank you for listening and keep a little bit of Tintin in your hearts – but also a little bit of Haddock. Blue blistering barnacles, we thank you all!

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Ian Boothby September 16, 2015 at 3:21 am

We didn’t have the time to do them but here’s a video game review of…

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Not a review but some gameplay of Tintin on the Moon

Some gameplay from Tintin in Tibet

From Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun

And Tintin: Destination Adventure


bird September 16, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Thanks for all the time and effort you put into these podcasts!


colin upton September 19, 2015 at 2:35 pm

One last question… were Tintin albums easier to find in Canada than the United States from an earlier date? That’s my impression but I could be wrong. Perhaps that limited Herge’s influence in America?


Adrian September 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Hi Colin– Yes. As somebody who grew up in various places in North America in the late 1970s, and 1980s, I can say that the Tintin books were very uncommon in the western USA during this period, while more accessible all over Canada. I think the animated TV series helped boost their popularity, along with the earlier success of fellow Franco-Belgian cartoon superstars, The Smurfs.

And Thanks Ian and Dave for a very enjoyable series of podcasts. I’m a lifelong fan of Hergé and the world of Tintin and you guys managed to find some interesting insights into the series that I’d never encountered before.


Thomas Callaway September 24, 2015 at 1:38 pm

How come there’s no Totally Tintin shirts?


Ian Boothby September 25, 2015 at 1:34 am



Thomas Callaway September 27, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Good reason.


Stuart September 28, 2015 at 5:39 am

I think i said this before but The Black Island isnt just England there is a whole load of Scotland in there as well.


David Dedrick October 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm

I try to be inclusive and say Great Britain or Britain, but then I fall back into bad habits and say England. I am not discounting Scotland, which I have visited several times and love very much.


Les McClaine October 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Just catching up on the last couple episodes after spending the last few weeks getting married and traveling a bit– thanks for mentioning my comic!

You can read it at jonnycrossbones.com if anyone here is interested. I’m in the middle of doing some edits and hope to be updating again soon (it’s been about a five year hiatus…)


David Dedrick October 7, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Congratulations, Les! I also enjoyed your tutorials on the site as well. Love process posts!


Adrian October 23, 2015 at 11:54 am

Ooops, arrived too late to this party to ask my questions, but here we go anyway:
What do you guys consider the closest thing to Tintin North American comics? (I would say Wash Tubbs & Captain Easy, but even then that’s a stretch).

Hergé appreciated the work of younger European cartoonists who followed in his footsteps, Moebius and Franquin in particular. Was he aware of Kirby, Eisner and Tezuka, and do we know what he thought of them?


Alex February 20, 2016 at 12:27 am


Just found your podcast and have listed to the first few. Thank you for taking the time to make these. I am fairly new to Tintin and so far have just read the first four books. I’m now planning on reading them all and listening to the podcast that goes with each one.

The background information you give in each podcast is great.

Do you have any plans to make a similar podcast for the Asterix books?



Simon March 28, 2016 at 7:35 pm

Thanks Ian and David, loving the podcast and about half way through them now. Forgive me if this question has been asked and answered before, but what is the intro/outro music?


David Dedrick March 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Hi Simon,

The show’s theme was the main theme for the video game Tintin on the Moon.

Thanks for listening!


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