Tintin is a million-dollar business and has been raised into art

December 18, 2009

Tintin is a million-dollar business and has been raised into art. Join us on our visit to Brussels. If you think Tintin is merely a comic strip, you’re wrong.

By Mads Qvortrup & Jan Rørkær. Camera/editor: Jan Rørkær.

http://www.comicscenter.net/    - a comic strip museum in the centre of Brussels.
http://www.museeherge.com/    - The Hergé Museum. The museum, which opened this year, is designed and built soley for the works of Hergé. It is situated 20 minutes east of Brussels.

Produced by: Anette von Benzon, avbenzon@jyskebank.dk

Bio: Professor Mads Qvortrup

Mads Qvortrup has served as an adviser to the British government and a speech writer for Tony Blair, among others. 

Mads Qvortrup is the author of five books on politics, including a book on Danish prime ministers, Fogh, Kragh, Schlüter og Stauning (Borgen 2009), as well as A Comparative Study of Referendums  (Manchester University Press 2005). He has written for such newspapers as the  Guardian, the Glasgow Herald and the Sunday Express, and he often appears as an expert on BBC World and Danmarks Radio (Danish Broadcasting Corporation).

 In addition to being a journalist and adviser, Mads Qvortrup taught for five years at the world-famous London School of Economics and was a guest professor at the University of Sydney in Australia.