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One Year Ago Boris Johnson Recovered From Coronavirus Reading Tintin
Apart from his own father, of course. And with the news that Boris Johnson was recuperating reading his favourite Tintin comic books, and thanking the two NHS nurses who he credited with saving his life, I was minded to draw the following cartoon Or rather, adapt one of Hergé's I think it may have been one[...]
Tintin Original Art Sells For $3.1 Million - But It's Not A Record
The Associated Press is reporting that a Tintin comic book cover by Herge sold at auction last week for 2.6 million euros or $3.1 million, "breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history." They are wrong, of course Fake news As it were. Tintin Original Art Sells For $3.1 Million – But[...]
Tintin Video Game
Video game publisher Microids and Moulinsart have come together to announce a Tintin video game is in the works There have been a couple of different video games based on the iconic franchise, the most recent being the 2011 title The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, based on the 2011 Steven Speilberg[...]
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You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. Boris Johnson and the coronavirus, in Tintin form By Rich Johnston, after Herge, WWE, Boris, and the return of comics in May – the 10 Most-Read Stories Yesterday People are loving those DC, Marvel and Batman Zoom backgrounds However, in more substantial articles, it's all about bringing[...]
tintin and the big sneeze
Bleeding Cool has received reports that Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson MP, has received copies of his favourite Tintin comics to read in hospital Boris, who was infected with the coronavirus, was hospitalised into intensive care and given oxygen to support his breathing He is now undergoing a long recovery[...]
First Tintin Cover Art by Hergé Bidding Passes $1 Million at Auction
The headline piece of the auction, Hergé's very first Tintin cover art, which appeared on the February 13, 1930 issue of Le Petit Vingtième, has just passed the $1 million mark with buyer's premium, with three days to go until auction close as of this writing The piece had a pre-auction estimate of $1.3 million,[...]
Single Page From Tintin In The Congo Page Sells For $820,000
It's the most controversial of Tintin volumes by Herge, Tintin In The Congo, for it's stereotypical, colonialist viewpoint of the Congolese native population So much so that even Herge would revisit it, and re-edit it to make it not quite so much on the nose. It may have been this attention that saw he above illustration[...]
Tintin Page Sells For Over $1,700,000 At Auction, Breaking World Record
But the Sotheny auction of comic book artwork and ephemera saw this double page from Tintin And The Sceptre Of Ottokar by Herge sell for 1,563,000 Euros or $1,706,374 This is a world record price for such a double page spread of comic book artwork.   That's a lot of change, especially considering Tintin is hardly visible in it…[...]
Will Tintin Page Break A Million Dollars? New Sothebys Comic Art Auction Goes Live
Here are just a few examples… the Asterix page from Asterix And Cleopatra is estimated at 200-250K Euros ($280,000) alone.     Though if you really like Uderzo, you can pick up this illustration in a very different style for a mere $100. And this colour illustration of Astrerix, Obelix and Dogmatix is a more reasonable $90,000   This Spirit page[...]
Moulinsart Lose Legal Case Over Tintin Rights
Moulinsart, the company that holds the estate of Hergé, has been lawsuit happy over anyone who tries to use Tintin images anywhere, fair use or not. It's why a number of publications, such as Tintin And The Secret Of Literature are published without Tintin imagery, and why fans have been legally targeted over the years by[...]
Tintin, The Opera
A Monopoly board. And now Tintin is to be an opera An opera. Based on the Tintin comic The Castafiore Emerald, which does to be fair, feature plenty of opera, A lyrical comedy will include Mozart arias and the work of Rossini, Offenbach, Puccini, Gounod and Verdi … with te words adapted from Hergé's books. Tintin will be played by Amani Devos, Castafiore by soprano[...]
Tintin Cover To Sell For Over $3 Million
Here we go folks. Tintin cover original artwork for Tintin In America, sold two years ago for $1.6 million. This year, a double page spread featuring a variety of illustrations used for many covers sold for almost $3.5 million. Well, this could smash even that record This folks is the original artwork for what could be the highest selling piece of comic book[...]
The Tintin Ebola Connection That Makes For A Very Strange Story
I was 27 and felt a bit like my childhood hero, Tintin." So, there you have it: Famous scientists doing important work read comics, kids! But there was also another interesting angle, as Piot disclosed that the nuns who contracted the disease and who had died were from Belgium and at Yambuku, part of the Belgian[...]
Tintin Page Worth $250,000-$350,000 Found Behind Sofa
A TV remote control, a lost slipper, half a tennis ball… Bit to the best of my knowledge, I've never found a page of Tintin original art worth between $250,000 to $400,000. A page from a Belgian comics collector from the Tintin book King Ottakar's Sceptre will be auctioned next month, expecting to raise between $250,000 and[...]
Tintin Original Art Page Sells For Almost Three-And-A-Half Million Dollars
$3.41 million dollars. This Tintin artboard by Herge is now the most expensive work of comic book art to date.   Sold today in Paris in auction, it was estimated to sell for 700 to 900,000 Euros Well, it did so much more than that. The page, showing Tintin and Snowy in many different situations, each the planned high point[...]