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Tintin on The Couch to Tell Herg

Nothing is free in Tintin: each character corresponds to a relative of Hergé or refers to the close of the creator. This universal character, translated into over 100 languages, a passionate psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, including Serge Tisseron, an expert in family secrets and author of several books on "where Tintin".

Tintin on the couch to tell Hergé

Nothing is free in Tintin: each character corresponds to a relative of Hergé or refers to the close of the creator. This universal character, translated into over 100 languages, a passionate psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, including Serge Tisseron, an expert in family secrets and author of several books on “where Tintin”.

“Tintin is me ‘, Hergé said. This is far to explain everything.

- Tintin, a foundling? His genealogy is unknown: neither father nor mother nor siblings. His family, it is the characters around him put Hergé (Haddock, Calculus). “Besides, when they are together they are much better,” said Tisseron. But all refer to the family secrets of Hergé.

Of all the mysteries that manages to be elucidated, it never shines that of its origins at least, lead analyst Gerard Guasch, that all his adventures are an endless quest for his mother.

The result is a free, no ties, no one to be accountable.

- THE DUPONT / D, FAMILY SECRET? Serge Tisseron for this clumsy duo returns to family secrets of the designer: his father was born with a twin, whose father is unknown at the turn of the 19th century, Supreme shame for his mother, a servant in a castle (Moulinsart?) with the Countess collects and raises the children as his own.

It is suggested to Hergé’s father that his sire, never named, is a character of importance, perhaps the Belgian king Leopold II, known for its profligate consumption of young women. This disorder pedigree shines in “The Secret of the Unicorn”, where the scrolls to suggest that the ancestor of Haddock is an illegitimate child of Louis XIV.

- DOUBLE ITS SNOWY? If Tintin is the perfect child, forever young, without fear or qualms, Snowy is his counterpoint that expresses emotional and uninhibited funk, contentment, anger, gluttony, and even sometimes flies get drunk occasionally.

- HADDOCK face down by Hergé? Captain Haddock is the facet of Hergé depressed, angry, rebellious and sometimes alcoholic. Sunflower embody the aspect of the Stakhanovite designer capable of chained to his desk.

- WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? The Castafiore, the only recurring female character, unbearable and elegant diva, sings the Air jewelry, excerpt from “Faust” by Gounod, which tells the plight of a servant girl seduced and then abandoned pregnant before he died. It embodies both the grandmother and the Countess of Hergé who raised his father. Especially since it is unable to correctly name Haddock, as these two women who have never been able to name the father’s father Hergé.

- TINTIN WAS THERE GAY? Obviously, some believe, a virgin wick androgynous blonde, who lives most often in his old friend with his fox terrier, whose only real knowledge of women is a diva …

Serge Tisseron false replies: the sexual dimension is absent from the Tintin albums. None of the characters no one cares, “because Hergé built his saga from its concerns small child.”

- TINTIN SUPER HEROES? No. It often leaves surprise, stun, remove, imprison. “It has its ups and downs like everyone else,” says Gerard Guasch which notes that “surprise is one of its most frequent.”

Sources: Interview with Serge Tisseron, author of “Tintin and the Secret of Hergé” (ed.Hors Collection) and “Tintin in the psychoanalyst” (ed.Aubier) and “Tintin in the Divan,” Gerard Guasch (ED . Archipelago)

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