Back from Europe
Just returned from a short trip to Belgium, France and Germany. Part business, part pleasure. One of the highlights was a visit to the Herge Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve,Belgium, dedicated to the master of art and story, ( and creator of the beloved Tin Tin) Georges Remi, or mostly known by his pen name: Herge. There is still a bit of controversy surrounding his actions during the second world war, but you can’t take away his contribution to the world of art , character and story. Plus I am always enamored with the ability of comic artists to keep the rights to their work and create a long life for their creations if they choose to. Remi looked after the details of the world of Tin tin until the day he died ( including negotiating a contract that the only director he would allow to do a Tin Tin feature in the states was Stephen Spielberg.)
A visit to Europe always flames the creative fire for me. I love it. The history and devotion to the arts is fantastic. Always inspired.
But whenever anyone mentions the Eiffle Tower, I keep hearing Tom Kenny doing the voice of the crazy tour bus driver in “I See London, I See France” when he mocks Rocko saying: “When are we going to see the Eiffle tower? When are we going to see the Eiffle tower?”