Tintin and the Interruptions of Congolese Comics

Nancy Rose Hunt

in Images and Empires

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780520229488
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927292 | DOI:
Tintin and the Interruptions of Congolese Comics

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This chapter examines the depiction of Congolese people in comics, focusing on Tintin au Congo by Georges Rémi. It suggests that Tintin au Congo is notorious for its depiction of animal slaughter and its caricatured representation of the black body and it racialized humor is elemental, largely arising from contradictory pairings and episodes of misrecognition. It also describes comic-based advertisements produced by Europeans for Congolese people and the icons and aesthetics of interwar Congo.

Keywords: comics; Congolese people; Tintin au Congo; Georges Rémi; animal slaughter; black body; racialized humor; comic-based advertisements

Chapter.  15093 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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