Above: a letter from Hergé.
When he was nine years old, Luke Davies announced to his dad he was going to write a letter to TINTIN creator Hergé.
Year later, his dad recalled to Luke:
"I tried to gently pour cold water on the idea - I told you that thousands of kids probably wrote to him and that he mightn't have time to get back to you individually. But you shrugged it off.''
Hergé did write back. And it began a series of letters between them.
Mr. Davies writes about that time in the Brisbane Times.