Hergé (1907 – 1983)
‘Are Tintin, Milou, Haddock and the others doing well? Thank you, we are all doing well.’
A fine typed letter signed by Hergé, 21st April 1967.
The cartoonist opens by informing his correspondent that his ‘story about escaped tigers and, eventually, slaughtered ones, moved me emotionally.’ He goes on, ‘I am exaggerating when I say that I took more than two weeks to get over that and then have the strength to write to you… So, am I doing well, you ask? And are Tintin, Milou, Haddock and the others doing well? Thank you, we are all doing well.’
Hergé goes on to explain that another book is on its way, ‘and it’s two thirds finished! Indeed, as of now, Tintin Magazine are serially publishing nearly 40 pages of new Tintin adventures, which is called Flight 714 to Sydney. Our friends, you see, will be getting quite close to New Zealand for their 22nd adventure. It’s a shame they can’t go to Ngaio and shake hands, for me, with the kind Christ Stafford. From afar, I address to you this cordial souvenir, (signed) Hergé’.
Letter folds, otherwise in fine condition.