Hergé heirs sue French artist over erotic Tintin and Hopper mashups

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French artist Xavier Marabout is being sued for copyright infringement by the company representing the heirs of late Belgian cartoonist Hergé, creator of The Adventures of Tintin series, over his canvases which feature Tintin in 'an erotic universe' that pastiches the work of US artist Edward Hopper.

 

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A French artist who imagines romantic adventures for the boy adventurer Tintin in the landscapes of Edward Hopper has been sued by the Tintin creator Hergé’s heirs, who said it was not funny to take advantage of Tintin by putting him in an erotic universe, especially as Hergé had chosen not to caricature women, reports The Guardian.