Peppone, a 50-year-old artist residing near Aix en Provence, has been deeply influenced by his parents, both teachers, who instilled in him the belief that sharing is the greatest gift in life. His studio is nestled within a small industrial area at the base of the Luberon. One of Peppone's cherished collections comprises nearly 500 albums of Tintin's adventures, some of which bear the marks of time with only a few dusty pages remaining. He nurtures his collection by sourcing items from attics, municipal library sales, and the generous contributions of friends and strangers. Through this shared bond of dreams and voyages, Tintin's escapades have evolved into a tapestry of connections for Peppone. However, this treasure holds a profound personal significance as well, serving as Peppone's own "Proust's madeleine." His initial copies of Tintin were gifted to him by his father, an inheritance that took on deeper meaning upon his father's passing. Peppone reflects on the notion that humanity, uniquely aware of its own mortality, seeks to transcend this condition through reproduction, communication, and dreams. It forms a cyclical bond between the past, present, and future—a perpetual link that defines our existence. Today Peppone is known all around the world and exhibits every year in around twenty contemporary art fairs across Europe.