Tintin in Bangladesh 

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 5:35pm

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/dovetail.prxu.org/_/300/6754befb-0daf-452b-beb7-1e849b915b57/2021_07_12_07.mp3

The Tintin comics, famously created by Belgian cartoonist Hergé, were published between the 1920s and 1980s. Each edition transported teenage reporter Tintin, along with his dog, Snowy, to a different country, including China, Egypt, Peru and the former Soviet Union. In the 1990s, while growing up in Bangladesh, radio personality RJ Apu consumed Tintin comics. And a few months ago, he decided Tintin should visit Bangladesh, so he created cover art that does just that. Marco Werman speaks with Apu, whose real name is Zahidul Haque, about his Tintin obsession.