Philippe Goddin (born May 27, 1944 in Brussels, Belgium) is a leading expert and literary critic of The Adventures of Tintin, and author of several books on Tintin and his creator, Hergé. He was general secretary of the Fondation Hergé from 1989 to 1999.
His masterwork is the seven-volume (totalling 3000 pages) Hergé - Chronologie d'une oeuvre (Hergé - Chronology of his work), which Belgian magazine La Libre called "Magnificent. Monumental. Unique in its kind." ("Magnifique. Monumental. Unique en son genre.")
His study of Tintin was published in English in 3 volumes as The Art of Hergé, Inventor of Tintin; Volume 1 was criticized by Publishers Weekly for being content to retell plots rather tha providing critical analysis. It was also published in Dutch as De Kunst van Hergé, schepper van Kuifje; Belgian newspaper De Standaard reviewed volume 2, awarding it 4/5 stars.
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- Soumois, Frederic (January 13, 2004). "BD Tintin a 75 ans". Le Soir (Belgium).
- "Les "lignes de vie" d'Hergé". La Libre. 2007-10-25.
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- Horsten, Toon (April 9, 2010). "Philippe Goddin De Kunst van Hergé, schepper van Kuifje, 1937-1948". De Standaard (Belgium).
- Interview with Le Monde (in French)
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