#Tintin

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The painting was sold at an online auction by Artcurial. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The painting beat the previous record for the sale of comic book art of 2.65 million euros in 2014
  • It features Tintin and his dog Snowy emerging from a porcelain jar
  • It was initially judged to be too expensive to reproduce by the Herge's publisher

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Creator Hergesold some 230 million Tintin albums by the time of his death in 1983. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The painting has Tintin and his canine sidekick Snowy emerging from a porcelain jar
  • It was intended for the cover of "The Blue Lotus" from 1936, but was judged too expensive 
  • In 2016, an original drawing from "Explorers on the Moon" sold for 1.55 million euros