From drawing to Narrative
A Contiguous Clarity in the Calculus Affair of Hergé
S my title shows, I want to study a comic strip that was created by the belgian Hergé (1907-1983). More precisely, it is the eighteenth of the twenty-three Tintin comics published when Hergé was alive, The Calculus Affair
(1956). More precisely yet, most of my semiotico-narrative analysis focuses on the first page of this comic and of the twelve frames that form it. But before beginning my discussion of this inaugural page and drawing my conclusions, I want to give some context about my subject, to take a moment for the author and his work.
Référence : TILLEUIL Jean-Louis,
« From drawing to Narrative : a Contiguous Clarity in the Calculus Affair of Hergé »,
dans ChLA Quartely, n° 4 (vol. 24), Winter 1999-2000, Michigan, Children’s Literature Association, p. 179-185.