by Darius Kadivar

"Majerahayeh TAN TAN" was the Persian Title for the Adventures of Tintin which Aired on Iranian TV before the Revolution. The Belgian Comic Book Character by Hergé has just turned 80. The Tehran Printing House Editions was one of the first 22 international publishers to Translate the Popular Adventures for Ages 7 to 77 ( but now extended to 80 and certainly Beyond ...)


So Happy Birthday Tintin, Captain Haddock, Snowy ( Aka Milou), Prof Calculus ( aka Tournosol) and the Thompson and Thomson Detective Brothers ( Aka Dupond et Dupont).

Tintin In Tibet:

One of my Favorite Adventures: King Ottokar's Sceptre ( Read Below)

Part I , Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V

The Adventures are to come to Screen in Live Action thanks to Steven Spielberg ( Indiana Jones films, Jaws) and Peter Jackson ( King Kong, Lord of the Rings). More Here

Recommended Readings:

Hergé's Fanstasy Kingdom: The Land of the Black Pelican By Darius KADIVAR

Persian History Inspires French Comic Book Masters By Darius KADIVAR

Recommended Watching:

French Documentary on Georges Remi aka Hergé

Part I

Part II



more from Darius Kadivar

Dupond et Dupont

by comics lover (not verified) on

or Thompson and Thomson in the English translation of the Adventures of TinTin are the twin detectives who keep repeating each other. Do they remind you of a pair we know only too closely?


Darius Kadivar

ramintork Jaan

by Darius Kadivar on

Yes I remember Well Ramin Jaan,

It was very interesting and like POP ART too ;0)

Cheers nice article you wrote today too.



He's 80!

by javaneh29 on

And he doesn't look a day older. Hasn't he aged well!

I remember him too,.


Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

I used to have several of the Tintin comics when I was a kid. I wish I had kept them.

I truly hope Spielberg doesn't do anything to tarnish the image.


I used to be a TinTin fan

by ramintork on

If you recall I also published the comic pictures done for Shah "Azmateh Bazyafteh" which was done by the TinTin artist.

Darius Kadivar

Dear Nazy

by Darius Kadivar on

Glad you liked Tintin too. Its so original and to think that he only did 24 albums in all ...

There are so many books and thesis' written in Europe on Tintin and its cultural influences. Andy Warhol was a Great Fan of Herge too.


Warm Regards,


PS: On a Totally Different Note I wanted to say that I admire your humanism and totally approve that you demonstrated against the Violence in Gaza. It seems that the demos in the US ( unlike what we have witnessed here in FRANCE) were more genuinely PRO PEACE than an endorsement of the HAMAS Ideology. May Wisdom Prevail in this tragic incident that I am afraid risks to be used by all who don't want a peaceful solution in the region be it Orthodox Jews or Fundamentalist muslims. Kisses DK

Nazy Kaviani

Dear Darius

by Nazy Kaviani on

I love Tintin! I was delighted when my kids started showing interest in Herge books, taking pleasure in reading along with them, reminiscing about my own childhood. Young adults now, the two of them and I make a staunch fan club for Tintin. Can't wait to someday reading those books to their kids!

Thanks a billion blistering barnacles!

Darius Kadivar

Your welcome Desi Jaan

by Darius Kadivar on

So did I but I took the Red Rackham Treasure and the Secret of the Unicorn and Cigars of the Pharaohs ( which was the first Album  my mother bought us and read to us in French).

Blistering Barnacles ! 



Darius, Tintin was and will

by desi on


Tintin was and will be my absolute favorite comic book.  Every day after school in Iran, I would run home and scour thru my stack of books and reread his adventures.  When we left Iran, as with most Iranians we were limited with luggage and personal belongings.  My mother told me I was only allowed 2 books.  That was so tough.  I grabbed Tintin in Tibet and the Prisoners of the Sun.  I still have them!  I've now started collecting them for my son.  We just finished Tintin and the Picaros.  I can't wait for the movie.  My expectations are high.  I hope Spielberg does this justice.

Another good one Darius and happy birthday Tintin!