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The stories of Quick & Flupke are inspired by the childhood of Herge!


Quick & Flupke

The adventures of Tintin are world famous, but Herge' also created other stories and characters that continue to delight.

Except the 24 albums which make the series of the Adventures of Tintin, Hergé carried out considerable other comic strips. One discovers there sometimes unexpected aspects of the talent of Hergé, the author appearing in turn free or more constrained than in the principal series.

January 23, 1930, a kid of Brussels baptized Quick made his appearance in the pages of Him petit Vingtiéme , the youthful weekly magazine of Him Vingtiéme Siecle. Tintin, who played about there since a little more than one year, will not be alone any more, from now on, to animate in this publication of the accounts in comic strips.

Quick is the nickname of an intimate friend of Hergé. A sharp and facetious playmate. The adventures of the new one was refreshing. One need not had to wait more than two weeks so that mingles with it one or the other of his buddies.

After the appearance of transitory Sus, with which Quick descended a street in a case to soap, one became acquainted with Flupke, February 13, 1930.

Together, Quike and Flupke lived in concert numerous urban adventures, all of them cradles and more or less inspired by the childhood of Hergé.

The exploits of Quick and Flupke consequently will continued in a weekly way until 1935, then in a less regular way until 1940. Of a specific humour which sliced on the wise imagination (more realistic) of Tintin , the gags of this ironic and nicely disrespectful series generally developed on a double page.

But realistic that the adventures of Tintín, the traviesos kids did not stop to give to problems to their friends and neighbors, but mainly to the famous agent of policia (No.15 agent of Vertommen name ) that never stopped to persecute them.

More than 310 " gags " appeared in Him Petit Vingtiéme. Some others in Him Soir during the war, and finally in the Tintín weekly magazine until 1950. Five albums in black and white were published before the war. Eleven small volumes to all color, were published by Casterman between 1949 and 1969 (very appreciated by the collectors). At the present time they are the twelve books available, in the same format that the albums of Tintín.

Also, since 1984, the exploits of Quick and Flupke were adapted in animated drawings, for television. Some two hundred and sixty autonomous films, one one minute duration, were carried out. They were diffused since in a score of country.

Following albums are available:

Coups de Bluff Attachez vos ceintures Chachun Son Tour
Catastrophe Farces et attrapes Haute Tension
Jeux interdits Pardon Madame Pas de Quartier
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