I like seeing the kids flick through my old Tintin books. I'd really love them to enjoy the books as much as I did, but don't make fuss or go on about it, because that's more likely to put them off.
I remember getting so frustrated as I tried with zealot-like devotion to convert my sister, completely convinced she'd love Tintin. She wasn't remotely interested. Just not her cup of tea.
And I've remained a fan of Herge's fearless reporter, despite the lack of women, questionable relationships with dictators, charges of racism, and the fact his best friend was a raging alcoholic... I'd rather think about the brilliant adventures and the fantastic cartoon drawings I spent hours trying to copy. I'd rather think of the books as I did way back then.
In the late 80's I made a jumper with Tintin and Snowy on the front and Captain Haddock on the back. It's probably the only jumper I've ever knitted for myself that I still liked by the time I'd finished. Sadly someone else liked it too, because it disappeared one term at university. Anyway, during a recent cupboard clearout I found a Tintin pattern book I must have been given about 20 years ago, so thought I'd have another try. Not for me this time though...
The Gallery theme this week is Books