In this final part of this three volume Treatise, we get to see the later part of Herge's work.
Continuing with the same format that has become standard for books that research Tintin, very similar to the size that the original Tinin albums came, including the numbering at the bottom with a little circle around, this book is a nice hard bound reference to keep.
Page after page of pictures that include copies of original pen and ink work, some with corrections in white, preliminary pencil sketches, color proofs, cover designs, and original print as it appeared in periodicals provide a treat to the eyes.
Covering the period 1950 to 1983, the author researches into the frame of mind Herge was during this period, and the creations that came out of him.
Destination Moon, Explorers on the Moon, The Calculus Affair, Red Sea Sharks, Tintin in Tibet, The Castafiore Emerald, Flight 714 and Tintin and the Picaros and the unfinished Alph Art were the books that came out of the Studios Herge staple during this interesting period.
The book tracks Herge chronologically as he goes about his intriguing life and his creation, through the unfolding of ideas, concept sketches, story and the final product.
A must have well rounded series for the Tintin/Herge fan, and of course for anyone interested in Tintin.