|Dupont et Dupond (Thomson and Thompson in the English edition) are a pair of detectives in Hergé's classic European comic graphic-novel series The Adventures of Tintin. While the two are apparently not related - they have different surnames - they are twice referred to as twins or brothers in the original language version of the series. In any case, the two clumsy detectives look like twins and can only be told apart by the shape of their moustaches.
They provide much of the comic relief throughout the series, as they are afflicted with spoonerism and extremely clumsy. They are thoroughly incompetent, and always bent on arresting the wrong character, but in spite of this, they somehow get entrusted with delicate missions, such as ensuring security for the Syldavian space project or investigating arms dealing... (complete Wikipedia article here)
One of a set of six from Tintin:
On a 5€ sheetlet with 1,76€ going to the Red Cross:
Dupond & Dupont on France 2000 Tintin sheetlet:
|...and on Guinea-Bissau 2008 stamp, on the 25th anniversary of Hergé's death:|
|Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist. "Hergé" [ɛʁʒe] is the French pronunciation of "RG", his initials reversed. His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983, leaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished. His work remains a strong influence on comics, particularly in Europe. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2003... (complete Wikipedia article here)|