A rare 1932 hand-drawn ‘Tintin in America’ cover fetched a record $1.6 million at an auction in Paris. “If he'd have been able to get it for less I think he would have been happy,” a friend of the anonymous buyer told Reuters. Tintin’s writer and illustrator Herge drew the piece by using Indian ink and gouache, reported the Huffington Post.
The drawing shows Tintin in a cowboy avatar enjoying his meal with his dog Snowy and ax-wielding Native Americans creep up behind him. The previous owner, another Tintin collector had bought the drawing for $973,000 in 2008, just four years ago.
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