Tintin will be ninety years old on January 10th. The date marks the publication in 1929 of the adventures of the young reporter in the newspaper Le Petit Vingtième.
Moulinsart, the company managing the rights of the work of Hergé, chose to highlight Tintin’s second adventure: “Tintin in Congo”.
The album appeared in color in its original version, released in 1931. The revised version will be available in digital from January 10th.
“The idea of Nick Rodwell (administrator of Moulinsart, Ed) is to release a re-colored version every two years,” said a spokesperson for Moulinsart.
“Tintin in the Soviet Land” in color has sold 300,000 copies since its release, a figure below expectations.
On Thursday 10, a debate will be organized in Brussels on the theme: “Congo Tintin” with speakers Daniel Couvreur, the lawyer Alain Berenboom, the Congolese cartoonist Barly Baruti or Philippe Goddin, author of the “Tribulations of Tintin in Congo”, a work decrypting the album.
In Louvain-la-Neuve, the Hergé Museum will present “for the first time and exceptionally” a series of original prints in black and white of Tintin in Congo. These prints will be presented next to those that have been colored and reworked.