Friday, 11 November 2011


Upon reading Michael Farr's edited book The Adventures of Tintin at Sea – a must read for my project – I am being made very aware that the now iconic 'Toooot!' panel from the Karboudjan in The Crab with The Golden Claws. It has been referenced by many a graphic novelist over the years and it is a definitive tip of the hat to the man who initiated the Francophone school of thought with the comic. Catel & Bocquet's fabulous graphic novel Kiki de Montparnasse is the most recent reminder I've had of this.

The question is not – will I feature the 'Toooot' panel – but where?' Hmmmmmm
Hergé's rare poster print of the 'Toooot' panel
The 'Toooot!' of Kiki de Montparnasse

The original Karaboudjan 'Toooot'

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