This is how “Tintin and Struppi” became the biggest comic of the last 50 years

Today everyone knows the traveling reporter and his companions, and the distinctive drawing style of its creator Hergé, who died 40 years ago, has become a style for the comic genre. “Tim and Struppi” is a cultural asset.

For half a century Tim had a lot to do. The Belgian reporter with the distinctive quiff freed African slaves in the Red Sea, saved the monarchy in eastern Europe’s Syldavia (you won’t find it on any map), and caught himself between the fronts of communist and fascist rulers during the Cold War. At the end of his…