For the past few weeks, I have been—during the scarce moments of leisure—picking up a few hardcover volumes that contain The Adventures of Tintin. Hergé, the creator of the Tintin comic book series, presented to us the marvelous characters who brighten up the minds of the readers. For me, the last few weeks have been a journey to the past, as I turned the pages of the volumes to read about the actions and adventures of Tintin and his little dog Snowy.
In recent months, my mind kept drawing me towards my childhood days. I experienced feelings of nostalgia. I wanted to be back to my younger days. To read The Adventures of Tintin, I thought, would be a way to travel to the past. And so, I made a new library card, checked out the comic books from Madison Public Library, and kept turning pages after pages.
The Adventures of Tintin played an important role in my childhood. It allowed me to see the world through the eyes of a brilliant young reporter. Tintin traveled by ship and plane, climbed mountains, got lost in the desert, explored caves, went to forests, walked on the Moon, and much more.
At the very core of the writer’s creation is the understanding that good will always win against evil. Hergé, through his storytelling, highlighted the importance of honesty, simplicity, friendship, loyalty, creativity, and knowledge.
Revisiting The Adventures of Tintin took me back to my childhood days. I am grateful to Hergé for giving me, and many others, some unforgettable stories through the comic book series—The Adventures of Tintin.