Barnes and Noble lured me into their trap again, this time with a 20% discount coupon. I was in Medford to go shopping at TJ’s, where I bought 12 cubes of Kerry Gold butter to my keto diet. After a quick trip to Chipotle, I casually dropped in to the local B&N to look around. And I bought Tintin: Hergé’s Masterpiece. What a guy Hergé was, except for his passivity during the nazi occupation of Brussels. Besides being the master of the Belgian ligne claire, he was an agnostic Taoist-Buddhist. That makes him a member of my tribe. Except for the clean line, which I’m still working on.
My homage is 100% derivative and respectful, drawn with my trusty Pentel brush pen and painted with my faithful Daniel Smith watercolors, all of it cleaned up in Photoshop.