(Cartoonist (Creator of Tintin))
Birthday: May 22, 1907 (Gemini)
Born In: Etterbeek, Belgium
Georges Remi, better known by his pen name Herge, was a Belgian cartoonist and illustrator, who created the iconic Tintin comic strip among many others and is regarded as one of the greatest cartoonists to have ever lived. Remi was a gifted student at school and in fact, he emerged as the top student of his class at school upon graduation but his overriding passion lay in sketching. He had the habit of sketching the day to day activities of people and it was during his time at school that some of his works were published in a local magazine. He enrolled in art school but quit after a lecture since he found the curriculum boring and started working on his own. Remi’s first job was with the newspaper Le VingtiemeSiecle and it was a few years after joining that newspaper that he created the character Tintin. It was an instant success and although he created plenty of other noted comic strips like ‘Quick and Flupke’, but it was Tintin that became an overwhelming success. Subsequently, Remi went on to establish his own studio and an advertising firm as well but the latter met with moderate success.