Unlike Tintin's adventures, these cartoon strips were not ambitious. There was no chain of development, no carefully sustained suspense, but simple jokes which developed over two pages. Each of these mini-stories occur in a part of Brussels that strongly resembles the Marolles district, and nearly always in the street.
There is a fundamental difference of structures between the two series. In Tinitn and even more in Jo and Zette, chaos is always the result of external factors and the heroes endeavor to put things back in order. However, in Quick and Flupke, they are the troublemakers themselves, trying, it seems, to cause as much as commotion as possible in a world which started off being stable.
|Translated by: Kuntal|
Aside from the children of maharajas or emirs, the children created by Hergé's pen are simply locals to their towns and communities, just like he was. They are generally be considered well brought up and good mannered.