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    Hello just wondering if you read the comic series The Adventures of Tintin by Herge. Up till this day, I don't know Tintin's nationality, do you know? Which book says it?


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    french, just guessing, the series is orginally in french.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchy
    Hello just wondering if you read the comic series The Adventures of Tintin by Herge. Up till this day, I don't know Tintin's nationality, do you know? Which book says it?

    My guess is British. He stays at Marlinspike with Captain Haddock? Its in UK rite?

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    The artist is belgian, if i'm not wrong... let's wiki.

    Yup

    "The Adventures of Tintin (originally Les Aventures de Tintin), drawn and written by the Belgian writer-artist Georges Remi a.k.a. Hergé, is one of the most popular 20th century European comics. Over 200 million books have been produced to date, with translations into over 50 languages.

    The hero of the series is a young reporter and traveller named Tintin, aided by his faithful dog Snowy (Milou in the original Belgian version), Captain Haddock and a variety of colourful supporting characters."

    from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintin

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    Tintin is a Belgian.
    Last edited by Piper; 1st October 2005 at 08:54 AM.

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    Belgian?

    Author/artist from Belgian but that does not mean that Tintin is Belgian.

    I am a Singaporean but i can create a cartoon who is a Malaysian?

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    Methinks he's a globetrotter..therefore no nationality.But he seems to be comfy in UK and France.
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    I lost my 'Land of black gold' book. Blistering barnacles!
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    Please read the wiki entry for more info. He's a belgian reporter.

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    hmmmm... i always thought he is belgian....

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    Belgian.

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    Wah.. didnt realised.. we have Tintin's collectors here too..
    I still remember back in school days..
    at recess time cheonging to the library read Tintin..
    ...and Asterix too..

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    any chance he might be singaporean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geckorian
    any chance he might be singaporean?
    It will be funny if Capt Haddock is singaporean, his 'Blistering Barnacles!' curses will become...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geckorian
    any chance he might be singaporean?
    If he is, his name would be 'Gu Ni Kong'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman
    If he is, his name would be 'Gu Ni Kong'.

    caught me off-guard.

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    lol! he might well be a member of clubsnap as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug
    Belgian?

    Author/artist from Belgian but that does not mean that Tintin is Belgian.

    I am a Singaporean but i can create a cartoon who is a Malaysian?

    my belgian friend swears by it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geckorian
    any chance he might be singaporean?
    why not? he's intelligent, resourceful, brave, determined, and has a big heart.

    these are the best attributes of singaporeans!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geckorian
    any chance he might be singaporean?
    Don't think so.

    "Tintin" in Cantonese means crazy.

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