Best Tintin Resource San Francisco 2008 - Kar'ikter
Anyone who grew up thrilling to the adventures of boy globetrotter Tintin and his snarky fox terrier Snowy will delight in the doodads and curios offered at this emporium of primary-colored Euro-adolescent paraphernalia. Created by Belgian artist Hergé in 1929, Tintin starred in a series of hardbound comic books that took him from the Wild West to Scotland, Tibet, and even the Moon. At Kar'ikter, Tintinphiles can lay their hands on puzzles, calendars, wristwatches, welcome mats, notebooks, address books, playing cards, posters, piggy banks, action figures, and limited-edition lithographs, all of them featuring the boychik himself or his itinerant colleagues bibulous Captain Haddock, befuddled Professor Calculus, the inept Thomson Twins — even Nestor the butler. All of the Tintin books are available, of course, many of them translated into French, German, or Spanish.