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Panel from Cigars of the Pharoah, lettered by Neil Hyslop

Neil S. Hyslop was born in Pancras, London, in the fourth quarter of 1924, son of David Hyslop and his wife Mary, née Palmer, who married in Pancras in the first quarter of 1915. He was the letterer of the English editions of Hergé's adventures of Tintin, beginning with The Crab with the Golden Claws in 1958. A cartographer in the civil service, he was found by translators Michael Turner and Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper, and hand-lettered all Tintin's adventures in English up to The Blue Lotus in 1983. Since the publication of Tintin in the Congo in 2005, new editions have been re-lettered using a digital font based on the lettering style used in the French editions. He died in early 2015, aged 90.

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