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The Tintin Ebola Connection That Makes For A Very Strange Story

By Abdulkareem Baba Aminu Way back in 1976, Peter Piot, a researcher at a lab in Antwerp was a young scientist and was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus back then in Africa. In a nice, long …

Tintin Page Worth $250,000-$350,000 Found Behind Sofa

I’ve found a few things behind the 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. …

Tintin Original Art Page Sells For Almost Three-And-A-Half Million Dollars

We have a new world record. $2.5 million Euros. $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 …

Tintin: The Black Island Cover Art To Hit A Million Dollars

Another Tintin cover will be auctioned May 24th  by Parisiene auction house, Arcturial. Previously, one cover had sold for $1.6 million. The new auction is for the famous Black Island cover. It’s possible the estimates below may be a little on the …

Desperately Seeking Comics At London Book Fair 2014

London Book Fair is big. Really big. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to the London Book Fair. Listen… So comic books could get lost within its …

Casterman To Publish Herge’s ‘Missing’ Tintin Comic, The Thermozéro

We know that French publisher Casterman are planning a new Tintin book… in 2052, a year before the character joins the public domain. But there’s another Tintin book that was never published, because it was never finished. And now that’s …

The Script For The Next Tintin Movie Has Just Been Finished

No ambiguity there. Well, except for in respect of Spielberg’s role.

Could We Get New Tintin Earlier Than We Thought?

Bleeding Cool previously reported on plans by Tintin publisher Casterman to publish a new volume one year before the character enters the public domain, despite reported wishes of Herge. But at Angoulême, the scene seemed to be set for an …

Things To Do In London This Week If You Like Comics – JMS To Tintin

It’s January! it’s a New Year! So London is covered in rain, gloom and despair. But don’t you fret! There are comic book things! Cameron Stewart, Will Simpson, JMS and Tintin! Saturday 4th January Cameron Stewart is signing at Gosh! …

Casterman To Publish A New Non-Hergé Tintin Comic. In 2052.

Hergé made it clear before he died. There were to be no more Tintin books after his death. And its something that his publisher Casterman has adhered to, until now. Well, until 2052, anyway. Because Tintin will go out of …

Tintin Translated Into A New Language. Broad Scots.

Tintin has been translated into over seventy languages. Well now it has another. Broad Scots. It has been translated by Dr Susan Rennie of Glasgow University, who worked from the original French versions..’The Black Island, or The Derk Isle as …

Peter Jackson Won’t Finish Hobbit Before Shooting Next Tintin

Stop right there, Hobbit trilogy. There’s a Tintin trilogy needing emergency CPR.

“Hergay” – The Adventures Of Georges And Tchang Finally Published

Remember this story from last year? A graphic novel telling the story of Tintin creator Herge and his gay affair with a young man, Tchang, the model for characters in his books, and an alleged communist Chinese spy? Given the …

The Man Who Banned Tintin From A Stockholm Library… For One Day

This morning, the Stockholm Library of Culture, the Kulturhuset, announced that it was removing Tintin books from its shelves. Behrang Miri, in charge of the library’s youth sections, said that he’d made the decision because Tintin reflected a “caricature of a …

Face To Face With The Hobbit Trolls – The Shrouds Have Come Off Of Weta’s Wonderful Creations

Man, these look great.

$275 Million For Tintin And Friends

By the end of the week, the agreement covering the sale of French publishing house Flammarion from Italian publishing house RCS to French publisher Editions Gallimard, should be finalised. Reportedly this is for a sum worth 220 million Euros ($275 …

Tintin In America Original Cover Art By Hergé Brings World Record $1.6 Million At Auction

The original artwork for Tintin in America by Belgian artist Hergé sold at auction earlier today for $1.6 million from Paris auction house Artcurial, a world record for comic book art in a public sale. Tintin in America was the third …

Eddy Paape, Golden Age Belgian Comics Creator, Passes

Born in 1920, Eddy Paape was one of the oldest of the remaining classsic Belgian school of comics. Getting an artistic reputation working with Jijé on Emmanuel, he then drew the Valhardi detective comic in seminal anthology comic Spirou from …