The silhouette of Tintin is easily one of the most recognisable visual icons of the modern world. In this fully revised and expanded edition of the popular pocket-sized reference book, the authors offer a comprehensive and critical overview of the Tintin books. Starting with the character's humble origins in the 20s, the authors track Tintin's development and success throughout the ages, analyzing each book in detail, as well as the multitude of spin-offs. The update is perfectly timed for the Centenary of the birth of Herge, with major exhibitions scheduled worldwide.
Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier have written and edited comic books for fifteen years, including Dr. Strange, Clive Barker's Hellraiser, Teen Titans, SuperMan's Metropolis, Tongue*Lash, Batman: Nosferatu and Tales of the Shadowmen. They received the 1990 Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comic Arts. They are the authors of numerous non-fiction books about science fiction and fantasy such as The Doctor Who Programme Guide, Into The Twilight Zone and French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction. They have also written animation scripts for television series such as The Real Ghostbusters and Duck Tales.