Bawdy Tintin book withdrawn from shelves

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Bawdy Tintin book withdrawn from shelves

Post by Sskessa » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:31 pm

Read Article Here

It's a short article, but I'll summarize.
Antonio Altarriba, a Spanish author, writes a graphic novel based on Herge's story "The Blue Lotus", except that Altarriba's features Tintin having relationships with women. Apparently there is a graphic sex scene in the comic, but it's not Tintin.
What do y'all think? I would've liked to read it...

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Post by Stick » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:38 pm

If someone could leak a copy of OJ simpsons book about if he committed the murders of his ex wife, who knows? lol

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Post by Chris Schweizer » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:50 pm

It raises an important question, I think: at what point does an artist's creation become so ingrained in the popular consciousness as to allow for variations/deconstructivism? Is it when it becomes public domain? Some of the League o.e.g. stuff - Fun Manchu, I think - is still under copyright, but everybody sort of thinks that that's okay.

I think it depends on motive. If he's trying to get away with banking off a new Tintin adventure, then I say it ain't right. But if he's doing it to examine how an iconic character would adapt to real-world psychologies and changes, I say it's open for debate.

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