Notable Tintin events as the new academic year arrives...

Dossier ~ Friday 12th August 2016

There have been all kinds of things happening over the past few months and there is a lot more still to come this year. Before we list these events some news regarding a Tintinesque science project we have been following for over a year: on Tuesday 26 July 2016 the Solar Impulse solar-powered aeroplane landed in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), completing a 42,000-kilometre journey over four continents. Professor Calculus had to be there, obviously!

Copyright © Solar Impulse 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart - Solar Impulse 2016

Over the course of the next few months our news columns will be filled with exciting information. It is the moment to get out your diaries and calendars, and jot down what's coming up (see programme).


From 25 July, exclusive MOBIB Basic Tintin travel cards!

Bianca Castafiore, Captain Haddock, Thomson and Thompson, Professor Calculus and of course Tintin and Snowy, all appear on a new series of MOBIB travel cards. From 25 July you can take these characters with you wherever you go, on one of 100,000 colourful cards being created in partnership with the STIB network.

Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016

Where to get a MOBIB Tintin travel card?

From 25 July the Tintin travel cards will be available at all STIB sales desks (KIOSK and BOOTIK). To find the desk closest to you check the STIB Store Locator.

Cards are also available at the VisitBrussels centre located at 2-4 Rue Royale,1000 Brussels (on the Place des Palais). To acquire a MOBIB Tintin card you have to also purchase a 10-trip “JUMP”, costing 19 Euros.

Tintin fan?

Are you a real Tintin fan? An exclusive collectible set is for sale at 69.90 Euros at the Tram Museum (Avenue de Tervueren). The box set contains the five MOBIB basic Tintin cards.

Special offers

Register your special MOBIB card on the website Hergé to get access to a range of exclusive offers including discounts on a visit to the Hergé Museum, a visit to the Tram Museum, or the special MOBIB Tintin card collectible box set.

Win a card!

In August you can participate in our competition to win MOBIB Basic Tintin cards, a collectible set or tickets to visit the Hergé Museum. Stay tuned!

For more information click here.

Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016

As a final note, the Tintin Tram is in circulation for four months, from 18 July 2016.

Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016



Rally, 4 September 2016

Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016

As part of this year's Brussels Comic Strip Festival, the Tintin magazine car rally will take place on Sunday 4 September 2016. Owners of cars or motorbikes that appeared in the weekly magazine between 1946 and 1988 are invited to register. Please be quick – places are limited! Breakfast will be provided half-way at the Hergé Museum.

Please note that registration for the Rally must be done by writing to (the terms and conditions of participation will be communicated by e-mail).

For more information click here.


Bpost pays homage to a pioneer in comic strip publications with special stamps.

The sheet of stamps was based on the front cover of the second issue of the magazine.

Designer Myriam Voz says, “It is an original idea. I was asked to make the sheet of stamps portray a front cover. But I had to take into account that there were two versions of the magazine: French and Dutch. In the end, technically it was too difficult to make two different sheets.”

Copyright © Moulinsart / Le Lombard 2016

For more information, click here! ( p. 11)

The original idea was to have the two covers facing each other on the sheet – enough to delight both Tintin fans and stamp collectors.

The stamp sheets will be available from 22 August at the Brussels Philaboutique (10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm), Boulevard Anspach 1, 1000 Brussels.

A special early sale will be organised on 20 August from 10 am to 3 pm at the following address: Casino Modern Genk, André Dumontlaan 2, 3600 Genk.

For those who cannot travel to either of the physical locations to acquire the stamps, the stamps sheet will also be available on the Bepost online shop..

See the complete calendar of Tintin events


Created in September 1946 by Raymond Leblanc and his two partners, Tintin magazine would have been 70 years old this year. To celebrate the birthday, Le Lombard and Editions Moulinsart are publishing an exceptional book about the magazine.

© Hergé-Moulinsart Dargaud-Lombard 2016

The book has no less than 777 pages, including 600 pages of comic strips accompanied by a chronological retrospective of Tintin magazine written by Philippe Goddin.

Of course Hergé plays a big role – more than 70 pages bring together legendary covers, drawings, calendar illustrations and numerous other contributions by the artist.


To mark this exceptional event, Johan De Moor, son of Bob De Moor (Hergé's right-hand man in his Studios), drew the amazing poster for the 2016 festival.

Copyright © Johan de Moor 2016 / visit-brussels


Great news! The Hergé Museum Tintin train will circulate around the Place des Palais over the three days of the festival.

Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016


From September, Paris to enjoy a little Brussels culture!

Hergé at the Grand Palais, from 28.09.2016 to 15.01.2017

The career of Georges Remi, the Belgian comic strip author better known as Hergé, was not only about The Adventures of Tintin. Often considered as the founder of European comic strips, Hergé was one of the first French-language authors to make use of the American comic strip style of speech bubbles.

Perfectionist and visionary, Hergé also created series such as Quick and Flupke (1930) and The Adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko (1935). The author developed his characters and stories to reflect the times he lived in. Today he is considered a major author and artist, with 250 million books sold in over 100 languages.

Copyright © sanchezn

For more information click here.
The exhibition will be accompanied by all kinds of events about Hergé and the characters he created (film-projections, conferences, workshops, etc.).

René Magritte exhibition at the Pompidou Centre from 21.09.2016 to 23.01.2017

A new Magritte exhibition entitled La trahison des images (the betrayal of images) proposes a unique approach to the work of the Belgian artist René Magritte. Bringing together iconic works as well as little-known paintings, from the most important public and private collections, the exhibition offers a fresh perspective on one of the biggest names in modern art.

Copyright © Jean-Christophe Windland

For more information click here.

Brussels visits the Palais de Tokyo, on 3 and 4 September 2016

Brussels is going to the Tokyo Palais to display its creativity in the domain of visual and live art.

Copyright © Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

For more information, click here.


Hergé in the shadow of Tintin

Documentary coming soon on ARTE, RTBF and RTS. More information to come soon!

Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart-Gédéon 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart-Gédéon 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart-Gédéon 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart-Gédéon 2016


Available from September 2016

For many people buying the Tintin calendar every year is a tradition. The 2017 edition has been created in harmony with the Grand Palais exhibition.

Hergé is an artist who is best-known for his comic strip masterpieces. His mastery of lines, colour and storytelling make him a genius in his field. A beautiful series of black and white, as well as colour illustrations, complete with audacious perspectives and striking clarity, bear witness to the artist's greatness and bring colour to 2017!

Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016
Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016


The Hergé Museum invites families to come and visit its galleries, which take everyone on an adventure through the life and career of a legendary comic strip creator. Travel to the heart of Hergé's creations by visiting the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve.

Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016


In September France Culture will broadcast a radio series, Le Lotus bleu, about Tintin's adventures. More information to follow shortly!

Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016

70 YEARS OF TINTIN ANIMATION AT THE REX: 13.01, 14.01 AND 15.01.2017

Copyright © Hergé / Moulinsart 2016

A mini Tintin festival! The Tintin television series will be projected onto the big screen to celebrate its 25th birthday.


Projections, conferences, an exhibition, video games, animations and other events to make Tintin fans happy.


20/08/2016: Advance of the stamp pane from 10am to 3pm (Casino Modern Genk)
22/08/2016: On sale of the stamp pane from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm (Philaboutique)
26/08/2016: The great adventure of Tintin magazine
02/09/2016 - 04/09/2016: Comic strip festival (Brussels)
04/09/2016: Tintin Rally
04/09/2016: Tintin magazine family day (Hergé Museum)
28/09/2016: Grand Palais (Paris) exhibition opens
September: Hergé in the shadow of Tintin documentary
September: Tintin calendar
September: Le Lotus bleu on France Culture
13-14-15 /01/2017: Tintin festival at the Grand Rex cinema – Paris

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