To do this story justice, I have to start right from the beginning.
I don't remember when I first heard of Tintin, but I've known about him ever since I could read, because along with my father's famous Asterix & Axa comic collection, he had one Tintin comic: Land of Black Gold. I've known and loved Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock and the Thompson twins. But recently my dad 'remembered' Tintin again and asked mum to order him the entire collection off the internet. Just a few days later, dad left for the ship (he's a merchant mariner just like Captain Haddock) and a few days after that the comics arrived. They were very beautiful and also hard bound. I took to reading them soon.
I am a fast reader and they are comics after all, so I finished reading the entire collection within three days. I had always known the last book, Tintin and Alph-Art had been left incomplete since the creator of Tintin, Herge, died before he completed it. I felt an immense sadness, like when I realised Karen Carpenter died young. My mom says this shouldn't bother me, I cannot worry about my academic performance but I worry about stuff like this. But I feel atleast when something dies, it should be given a decent burial. This has been left incomplete and it's tearing me up. I ask 'WHY?' 'Why did he die before he could complete it?' stuff like this is enough to make me get the blues for a week or two. In the name of art, WHY??? I will now solemnly end this post with the last panel from the incomplete book, Tintin and Alph-Art.
Rest in Peace, Tintin.