The title page for the comic about the hero Tintin was sold today in Paris at an auction for 3.175 million euros, the auction Artcurial announced.
That house stated that the buyer was a private collector.
The drawing for the album “Blue Lotus” is considered a masterpiece by the Belgian author Georges Remi (Geroges Remi) better known as Herge.
The comic was made in 1934 and 1935 in a magazine before it was published independently in 1936.
Tintin is a young and naive Belgian reporter who is faithfully accompanied by the dog Milo in his adventures. The series of comics “Adventures of Tintin” was a great success around the world and translated into 50 languages.
The Adventures of Tintin have sold 230 million copies.
Among the most famous adventures are “Tintin in Congo”, “Tintin in America”, “Blue Lotus”, “Broken Ear”, “Cancer with Golden Pliers” and “Pharaoh’s Cigars”.
In Belgium as well as in France, there is a developed culture of reading comics. Many heroes such as The Smurfs, Asterix, Spirou and Fantasio, Lucky Luke, Tintin and Le Chat have become world-famous with cartoons and feature films.
Tintin’s adventures in Serbia were published in Politika’s entertainer.
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