Happy 80th, Tintin.

Via on Jan 12, 2009

Best present for a child? Get ‘em a (Tintin) book.

 

My hero—the gentlemanly, boyish adventurer who taught me how to be a winner without being a jerk.

Via Notcot, via Belowtheclouds (check out their touchingly, achingly poetic writeup on Tintin).

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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4 Responses to “Happy 80th, Tintin.”

  1. elephant journal admin says:

    Sophie Lheritier at 8:31am January 12
    I love Tintin! My dad has some of the original editions from when he was a kid!

    Joktan Rogel at 4:24pm January 12
    I grew up reading the Tintin books, and they helped me form that part of myself that is nostalgic, world-aware, and adventurous. Thanks for reminding me. I left all of my original prints with my family in Ohio, but I might order some reprints to have here in Colorado :)

  2. elephant journal admin says:

    Aviva Scully at 8:08pm January 12
    We still have my sons Tintin books. Tintin rocks!!

    Angela Bowman at 9:16pm January 12
    Thank you!! I’ve been reading all the Tintin books to my 6 year old lately. They are so delightful and great education to places around the world.

    Valerie Evelyn Eric at 9:24pm January 12
    I almost have all of the books. Tintin is my guru!

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