Philippe Goddin was born in 1944. Hie is considered to be one of the top experts on Herge's life and oeuvre. he has been studying Herge's art for more than 30 years, and has published several books on the subject. He was lucky enough to know Herge and to be acquainted with many of his friends and colleagues. Most of the documents produced in this series come from the Studios Herge where Philippe Goddin directed the research and archives for more than 10 years.