Tintin drawing sells for record €1.55m: auction house

Tintin comic posters on display at the Singapore Philatelic Museum on Nov 3, 2011.
Tintin comic posters on display at the Singapore Philatelic Museum on Nov 3, 2011.PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

PARIS (AFP) - An original drawing from "Explorers on the Moon", widely regarded as one of the two best Tintin adventures, sold for a record €1.55 million (S$2.3 million) at an auction on Saturday (Nov 19), auction house Artcurial announced.

The 50 cm X 35 cm drawing in Chinese ink by the Belgian cartoonist known as Herge shows the boy reporter, his dog Snowy and crusty seadog Captain Haddock wearing spacesuits and walking on the moon while looking at Earth. It had been expected to sell for between €700,000 and €900,000.