Georges Rémi dit Hergé

1907 (Etterbeek) / 1983 (Woluwe-Saint-Lambert)
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How, after describing comics as "a joke between friends, to be forgotten the next day", did Georges Remi, the former Boy Scout who was pushed to the forefront in the 1930s by the Belgian Catholic right, become the great Hergé - the father, son and holy spirit of European comics and the universal Tintin? How did this ketje, this kid from the streets of Brussels, manage to rise to the level of an immense novelistic and graphic work - to which he ended up devoting his life: "One only thinks about one's work, one only lives for one's work: all the rest is lost time, stolen time... Tintin is me, just as Flaubert said: "Madame Bovary is me!" They are my eyes, my senses, my guts, my lungs. So, is Hergé the great creator of the 20th century, on a par with Picasso, Warhol or Miró? Well, yes, definitely, deeply, intensely.

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