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Slideshow: Toronto comics artists pay homage to Tintin

Roughly 70 comics artists and illustrators will participate in an art show this month that honours French Belgian comic book creator Hergé and his intrepid reporter. Toronto Draws Tintin, a “celebration of all things Tintin and his creator Hergé,” features original artistic interpretations of the series by artists such as Chester Brown, Joe Ollmann, Marta Chudolinska, and Britt Wilson.

The show opens Wednesday with the launch party for The Adventures of Hergé by authors José-Louis Bocquet and Jean-Luc Fromental, and illustrator Stanislas Barthélémy, published by Drawn & Quarterly.

Toronto’s Beguiling Books & Art has teamed up with Steamwhistle Brewery and the French consulate in Toronto to put on the show, which doubles as a fundraiser for the Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund. All 80 pieces will go up for bid in a silent auction on Nov. 27, closing night, with proceeds going to the fund.

The launch happens Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Steamwhistle Gallery in Toronto. In the meantime, check out a sampling of the exhibit in our slideshow or visit torontodrawstintin.com.