Page 2 (miscellaneous)
|Open this image from The Red Sea Sharks and check your knowledge...||The two cars at the bottom right are not complete and hard to recognise.|
|How many do you know ?|
|Where is Syldavia?|
Hergé shows it precisely on a map.
|The diva sings Gounod's Faust|
Bianca Castafiore singing the "Jewels" air
|Several of the albums have been "updated" by Hergé. One of them, The Black Island, has been thoroughly re-worked. See other examples on the next page.|
|A small mistake of the Hergé studios|
|The Seven Crystal Balls, page 46. The red car stopped by the Belgian road police is a Simca 8 "1100" or a Fiat from which the Simca was copied in France. It has a grille in two parts, and 4 doors that open in a characteristic way as shown in the second frame.||In the following frame, the grille is in one piece, and the general shape of the car is that of a Simca 5 (Fiat Topolino) which was in production between 1936 and 1948.|
|Another small mistake of the master|
Page 42 of the Black Gold:
Tintin is trying to get the news on the radio. He gets successively music, a broadcast in English, then in Russian, and finally in French. Whilst the "Da?" (yes in Russian) is correctly written in Cyrillic script, the "Niet!" is not: the Cyrillic "I" is an upside down Roman "N", and here it is shown the "Latin way".
The motto of Syldavian kings is: "Eih bennek, eih blahvet", in English: "Here I am, here I stay." If you want to know what the two farmers above are saying, see an exhaustive study of the Syldavian language.
|Cover pages of Journal de Tintin in 1953
Do you recognise the cars?
|From a different hand|
|I prepared another page for you with
14 cars of the 1950's
drawn by Jacques Martin.
|See also my links on Tintin and on classic cars.|
|All pictures are obviously © Hergé, but this page was prepared by François de Dardel. Last update 25 June 2014.|