If you’re a US noder like me, you might not have ever heard of Tintin
, the boy reporter who gets into scrapes all over the world. But I guarantee that most non-US noders have heard of the creation of Belgian
, especially in French
speaking countries where he’s taken on iconic status, much like that of Mickey Mouse
So you can imagine what happened when Belgian authorities were confronted with "Tintin in Thailand
", an X-rated
romp in the Asian
sex paradise. Tintin and his fellow cartoon characters Captain Haddock
and Professor Calculus
are off for one night in Bangkok
and visit a bar and get lap dance
s. Tintin visits a gay bar called Sexy Boy and gets propositioned by male prostitutes. Even Tintin’s faithful little dog Snowy
gets in on the action and is violated
by another character. Is nothing sacred?
The Belgians, who take their art as seriously as the French
do apparently, arrested three men in Torunai
and seized 1000 copies of the bootleg comic, which was printed in Thailand. Ironically, another ring of forgers ripped off the original trio and is producing better quality copies of the comic.
8/14: I've just been told that it's available for sale as a Word
download at http://www.tintin-in-thailand.com/. Enjoy!