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Quiz
Open this image from The Red Sea Sharks and check your knowledge... The Red Sea Sharks, last page The two cars at the bottom right are not complete and hard to recognise.
How many do you know ?

Solution

Where is Syldavia?
Destination

Hergé shows it precisely on a map.

The diva sings Gounod's Faust
Bianca Castafiore
Bianca Castafiore singing the "Jewels" air
Variations
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.
L'Île Noire première version L'Île Noire seconde version
The Black Island, first version The Black Island, second version
The Black Island, first version The Black Island, second version
Land of Black Gold, first version Land of Black Gold, second version
The Black Island, first version The Black Island, second version
The Black Island, first version The Black Island, second version
The Black Island, first version The Black Island, second version
Tintin in America, first version Tintin in America, second version
A small mistake of the Hergé studios
Simca 8 Simca 5
Photo Simca 8 1100The 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. Photo Simca 5In 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
Niet Niet
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".
Learn Syldavian!
Syldavie Syldavie

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.

Two advertisements
Cover pages of Journal de Tintin in 1953
Do you recognise the cars?
Publicité 1953 Publicité 1953
? ?
From a different hand
Auto 1950 I prepared another page for you with
14 cars of the 1950's
drawn by Jacques Martin.
Auto 1950

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.