It’s touching to know that people think I’m capable of deep profundities, but I simply thought of Tintin and Snowy because Snowy’s name in the original French-language comics is “Milou.” So when I titled my last post “My Milieu,” I thought of Tintin’s loyal and playful sidekick. According to Wikipedia, the name was derived from the name “Marie Louise,” an old flame of the author and artist Hergé. That’s kind of sweet, isn’t it? What ex-girlfriend wouldn’t want an occasionally drunken dog named after her? Actually it is sweet, in a weird way.
Once the Tintin movie comes out, these wonderful comics will finally be well known in the U.S.