This is the list of fictional characters in The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The characters are listed alphabetically, grouped by the Main characters, the Antagonists, the Supporting characters. Before the list, there is an Index of characters for each of the 24 albums; the supporting characters Hergé created for his series have been described as far more developed than the central character, each imbued with a strength of character and depth of personality, compared with that of the characters of Charles Dickens. Hergé used the supporting characters to create a realistic world in which to set his protagonists' adventures. To further the realism and continuity, characters recur throughout the series. During the German occupation of Belgium during World War II, the subsequent restrictions this imposed, Hergé was forced to focus on characterisation to avoid depicting troublesome political situations; the public responded positively. Colourful main characters, villainous antagonists, heroic supporting cast were all introduced during this period.
Tintin Snowy Tintin Snowy Coco Al Capone Thomson and Thompson Studios Hergé members Tintin Snowy Big Chief Keen-eyed-Mole Bobby Smiles Al Capone Rastapopoulos Tintin Snowy Thomson and Thompson Sophocles Sarcophagus The fakir The gunrunner Allan Rastapopoulos Patrash Pasha Oliveira da Figueira Maharaja of Gaipajama Studios Hergé members Tintin Snowy Thomson and Thompson Maharaja of Gaipajama Chang Chong-Chen Wang Chen-Yee Gibbons Dawson Mitsuhirato The fakir Rastapopoulos Tintin Snowy Alonso Pérez and Ramón Bada General Alcazar General Tapioca Trickler Corporal Diaz Basil Bazarov Pablo Ridgewell The Arumbayas Thomson and Thompson Professor Euclide Tintin Snowy Thomson and Thompson Dr. Müller Puschov Ivan Ranko Christopher Willoughby-Drupe and Marco Rizotto Tintin Snowy Thomson and Thompson Professor Alembick King Muskar XII Müsstler Colonel Jorgen Bianca Castafiore Igor Wagner Mrs. Finch Colonel Sponsz Studios Hergé members Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Thomson and Thompson Omar Ben Salaad Allan Mrs. Finch Bunji Kuraki Jumbo Lieutenant Delcourt Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Bohlwinkel Professor Phostle Professor Cantonneau Professor Philippulus Bill the cook Captain Chester Thomson and Thompson Studios Hergé members Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Thomson and Thompson Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine Bird brothers Aristides Silk Barnaby Nestor Mrs. Finch Sir Francis Haddock Red Rackham Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Professor Calculus Thomson and Thompson Bill the cook Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Professor Calculus Thomson and Thompson Sanders-Hardiman expedition members General Alcazar Chiquito Rascar Capac Professor Tarragon Bianca Castafiore Nestor Studios Hergé members Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Professor Calculus Thomson and Thompson Chiquito Huascar Zorrino Prince of the Sun Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Professor Calculus Thomson and Thompson Ben Kalish Ezab Abdullah Bab El Ehr Oliveira da Figueira Dr. Müller Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Professor Calculus Thomson and Thompson Mr. Baxter Frank Wolff Miller Colonel Jorgen Dr. Patella Nestor Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Professor Calculus Thomson and Thompson Mr. Baxter Frank Wolff Miller Colonel Jorgen Dr. Patella Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Professor Calculus Thomson and Thompson Bianca Castafiore Irma Igor Wagner Nestor Jolyon Wagg Cutts the butcher Alfredo Topolino Krônik and Klûmsi Colonel Sponsz Arturo Benedetto Giovanni Giuseppe Pietro Archangelo Alfredo Cartoffoli da Milano Marshal Kûrvi-Tasch Trickler Studios Hergé members Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock General Alcazar Dawson Ben Kalish Ezab Abdullah Bab El Ehr Oliveira da Figueira Piotr Skut Rastapopoulos Dr. Müller Allan Bianca Castafiore Professor Calculus Thomson and Thompson Nestor Jolyon Wagg Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Tharkey Blessed Lightning Grand Abbot Chang Chong-Chen Professor Calculus Bianca Castafiore Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Professor Calculus Thomson and Thompson Bianca Castafiore Irma Igor Wagner Nestor Mr. Bolt Cutts the butcher Jolyon Wagg Christopher Willoughby-Drupe and Marco Rizotto Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Professor Calculus Laszlo Carreidas Piotr Skut Spalding Paolo Colombani Hans Boehm Dr. Krollspell Allan Rastapopoulos The Sondonesians Mik Kanrokitoff Jolyon Wagg Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Professor Calculus Thomson and Thompson General Alcazar General Tapioca Colonel Alvarez The Picaros Pablo Bianca Castafiore Nestor Colonel Sponsz Peggy Alcazar Jolyon Wagg Ridgewell The Arumbayas Cutts the butcher Christopher Willoughby-Drupe and Marco Rizotto Tintin Snowy Captain Haddock Bianca Castafiore Nestor Endaddine Akass Martine Vandezande Ramó Nash Henri Fourcart Ben Kalish Ezab Abdullah Professor Calculus Thomson and Thompson Jolyon Wagg Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine Irma Igor Wagner Gibbons Trickler Cutts the butcher Al Capone is a Chicago crime boss and the main villain in Tintin in the Congo and Tintin in America.
In Tintin in the Congo, he runs a criminal diamond smuggling operation, trying to gain control of African diamond production. He orders thugs to face Tintin in Tintin in America. Capone's main rival in Chicago is Bobby Smiles. Tintin arrests 355 members of Capone's Central Syndicate of Chicago Gangsters. Capone himself is tied up by Tintin and arrested; the character Al Capone is based on the real-life Al Capone of Chicago. Al Capone was alive in 1931, it would be the last real-life individual to appear as a character in the Adventures under their real name. Bobby Smiles is a Chicago crime boss. Smiles
David Mindich is a press critic, media historian, professor at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont where he served as the chair of the journalism and mass communication department from 2000 to 2006. He was named Vermont Professor of the year in 2006 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, he taught Editing and Design for online media, is the faculty adviser for St. Michael's, he teaches at Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication. Online student publication, the Echo. In the mid-1980s, he worked as an assignment editor for CNN. In 1996, Mindich earned a doctorate in American Studies from New York University where he worked under Mitchell Stephens, Carl Prince, Jay Rosen; the author of two reviewed books, Just the Facts and Tuned Out, Mindich has written articles that have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, the Wilson Quarterly, the Baltimore Sun and academic journals.
Mindich is interested in the history and present health of journalism. In 2006 Mindich wrote a resolution for the AEJMC) that censured the Bush administration for its "anti-press" policies; the resolution passed at the association's national convention in San Francisco with little opposition. In Just the Facts, Mindich argued that journalist objectivity evolved in stages over a broad period, from the 1830s to the 1890s. Looking at five separate "elements" of objectivity—detachment, inverted pyramid writing and balance—Mindich pinpointed specific historical moments when newswriting advanced toward its present form. One notable chapter is chapter three, which revealed that it was the government, not journalists, who were using the inverted pyramid during the American Civil War. Another is chapter five, about the practice of lynching. Here Mindich argues that despite its claim of balance, The New York Times couldn't get the lynching story right because of the cultural baggage its reporters and sources were bringing to the table.
In Tuned Out, Mindich argues that America is facing a grave threat to its democracy because the public has "tuned out" from politics and civic discourse. Mindich suggests a number of solutions to rectify the problem, including changing expectations for college-bound high school seniors. Since the publication of Tuned Out, Mindich has given lectures at universities, high schools, media organizations and civics groups about media and democracy. Mindich founded Jhistory, an Internet group for journalism historians, in 1994, he is an editor of the list. Mindich lives in Vt.. Just the Facts: How "Objectivity" Came to Define American Journalism ISBN 0-8147-5614-X Tuned Out: Why Americans Under 40 Don't Follow the News ISBN 0-19-516141-6 http://academics.smcvt.edu/dmindich/ https://web.archive.org/web/20050903213917/http://personalweb.smcvt.edu/dmindich/jhistory.htm Appearances on C-SPAN
John "JG" Goetchius is an American keyboardist, best known for his work with Boston ska-core band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Goetchius played keys for a number of Boston bands throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including The Dogmatics and Atomic Cocktail, he was a member of the ska band Mission Impossible, who made their recorded debut alongside The Mighty Mighty Bosstones on the 1987 ska compilation Mash It Up!. Goetchius first recorded with the Bosstones on their 1995 album Question the Answers, since continues to contribute keyboards for the band's albums and their live shows, he recorded organ for the majority of tracks on the Bosstones' 2009 album Pin Points and Gin Joints and has made continued appearances in the band's concerts, television performances and publicity photos, though has not yet been confirmed as an official member. In 1998, Goetchius joined the Oregon ska-swing band and former Bosstones tourmates the Cherry Poppin' Daddies following the departure of their previous keyboardist Dustin Lanker.
Goetchius served as a member of the Daddies during the peak of the band's commercial popularity, recording on much of their Soul Caddy album until Lanker's return in early 2000. Question the Answers – organ, piano Pay Attention – keyboards Pin Points and Gin Joints – organ, piano The Magic of Youth – piano, Hammond organ Soul Caddy – keyboards, backing vocals The Dogmatics – Everybody Does It – keyboards Mission Impossible – Mash It Up! Compilation – keyboards Mission Impossible – Ska-Ville USA Vol. 2 compilation – keyboards, producer The Matweeds – Rock Turns to Stone compilation – keyboards Atomic Cocktail – Pushing The Norton: The Ace Cafe Compilation – piano Pat Johnson – Invisible Juan – keyboards