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Sketch a Day (Cartoonist week): Hergé

Monday, March 11th, 2013

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After last year’s enormously fun watercolour commission frenzy (see the results here and here), I’ve decided this year to try doing a sketch a day (for as long as it’s still fun). Each week will have a different theme*, and what better theme to kick things off than Portraits of Cartoonists! And what better cartoonist to start with than…

Hergé (Georges Remi, Belgium, 1907-1983)

Writer, illustrator, Boy Scout and tortured artist, Georges Remi is best known as the creator of Tintin. Remi pioneered the Ligne Claire style that dominated Franco-Belgian comics for a generation. An asteroid discovered in 1953 is named in his honour (1652 Hergé) and another (1683 Castafiore) bears the name of one of his creations, the Milanese Nightingale.

(pencil & watercolour on 300gsm paper)
A5 (148 x 210mm, 5.7 x 8.3 inches)

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*Note: I reserve the right to repeat a theme if I like it too much to stop.