On September 26, the first issue of Tintin Magazine is published. It is a new weekly publication created for young people by Raymond Leblanc, a fighter in the French Resistance.
Having undertaken Explorers on the Moon, an episode requiring careful technical work as well as great documentary precision and extreme attention to detail, Hergé enlists a number of collaborators and founds the Studios Hergé.
Tintin, whose stories are gaining more and more success, is popular enough to be of interest to advertisers. At the same time, Hergé develops a collection of colour prints in which Tintin plays spokesman for different fields of knowledge.
Tintin in Tibet is completed despite Hergé’s personal crisis.
Tintin goes to the movies. Belgian actor Jean-Pierre Talbot plays him on the big screen in Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece. The actor will reappear in 1964 in Tintin and the Blue Oranges. Georges Rémi discovers modern art, and it becomes for him a source of true passion. He separates from his wife.
The Studios Belvision of Brussels produce a full-length screen cartoon based on the book Prisoners of the Sun.
On his first visit to the United States, Hergé meets some native Americans.
Casterman publishes the first volume of the Hergé Archives. Thus the mythical Tintin Reporter of Le Petit Vingtième in the Land of the Soviets reappears more than 40 years after it had become unavailable. Hergé visits Taiwan, 35 years after the official invitation extended to him.
The full-length documentary film I, Tintin,appears on screens. It is dedicated to the hero and his creator. On September 29, a bronze statue of Tintin and Snowy is inaugurated in Brussels.
Having divorced his first wife, Hergé marries Fanny Vlamynck.
The American Andy Warhol, king of Pop Art, makes a series of 4 portraits of Hergé. The anniversary of Tintin is commemorated a little bit everywhere. The 50 year life of Hergé's favorite hero is most notably celebrated by a postage stamp released by the Belgian Post Office, as well as by the Imaginary Tintin Museum and the book Fifty Years of Happy Work, etc.
Hergé and Chang Chong-Chen are happily reunited. Chang was the Chinese friend who had inspired The Blue Lotus more than 45 years earlier.
To celebrate Hergé's 75th birthday, the Belgian Astronomical Society names a recently discovered planet after him. Planet Hergé is located between Mars and Jupiter
On March 3, Georges Rémi (a.k.a. Hergé) dies.