Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Tintin makes a record...

Tintin comic cover fetches record price

Updated June 04, 2012 10:04:49 

A rare hand-drawn illustration of the comic book character Tintin has sold at auction in Paris for a record price of 1.3 million euros ($1.5 million).

Belgian comic artist Hergé, who dreamed up the boy reporter, painted the cover of the book Tintin in America in 1932.

It is one of only five such works of cover art remaining by Hergé.

It shows the young adventurer dressed as a cowboy sitting on a rock, his dog Snowy at his side, as axe-wielding three native Americans creep up behind him.

The previous owner, another Tintin collector, had bought it for 764,218 euros ($979,000) in 2008, which had until now stood as the record price for a comic.


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