Thursday, 1 July 2010

Character Connection - Philip Mortimer

We all have characters we love. Let's spotlight these fantastic creations! Whether you want to be friends with them or you have a full-blown crush on them, you know you love them and want everyone else to love them too!

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My character connection today is about my all time favourite hero: Philip Mortimer.

Philip Mortimer is one of the lead characters from the Belgian comics series Blake and Mortimer by Edgar P. Jacobs. It was one of the first series to appear in the Belgian comics magazine Tintin in 1946, and was subsequently published in book form.

Philip Mortimer is a British (Scottish actually) scientist who together with his best friend Francis Blake gets caught up in many cool adventures.

Why do I like Philip Mortimer?
He's an intelligent and inquisitive character, but he's also very human: he's impulsive and gets frustrated, impatient or even angry at times, but almost always manages to remain the perfect British gentleman.

And while I'm talking about Philip Mortimer and Jacobs anyway I just have to show you the picture below where you see Colonel Olrik, the bad guy from the series and on the right a picture of Edgar P. Jacobs himself. I think it's clear where Jacobs got his inspiration for the looks of the bad guy.


IntrovertedJen said...

I've never heard of this, but it sounds great! It's interesting that he drew himself as the villain. I would always draw myself as the hero! I wonder what that says about people? There's a psych paper in that somewhere!

Enbrethiliel said...


After your last two pictures, I'm afraid I'm more fascinated by the bad guy! ;-)