First Tintin Cover Art by Hergé Bidding Passes $1 Million at Auction

First Tintin Cover Art by Hergé Bidding Passes $1 Million at Auction

After making original comic art auction history just last month with the $5.4 million sale of Frank Frazetta‘s cover painting for Eerie #23, the famous “Egyptian Queen” painting, Heritage Auctions has one heck of a follow-up on their hands with this week’s European Comic Art Signature Auction. The headline piece of the auction, Hergé‘s very […]

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 […]

Tintin Page Sells For Over $1,700,000 At Auction, Breaking World Record

It had a high estimate of under a million dollars. 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 […]

Will Tintin Page Break A Million Dollars? New Sothebys Comic Art Auction Goes Live

Sothebys is auctionng a new lot of original comic book art by Hergé, Uderzo, Jacobs, Alex Raymond, Hal Foster, Floyd Gottfredson, even a Windsor McKay Little Nemo original Expect to see ungodly amounts of money changing hands over this one. Here are just a few examples… the Asterix page from Asterix And Cleopatra is estimated […]

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 […]

Tintin, The Opera

It’s been a comic. A TV series. A movie. A piggy bank. 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 […]

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 […]

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 (and compelling, if that kind of thing’s your cup of tea) interview on The Guardian’s […]

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. A page from a Belgian comics collector from the Tintin book King Ottakar’s Sceptre will […]

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 for 700 to 900,000 Euros. Well, it did so much more than that. The page, […]

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 low side. The inked line art and color guide (created by Hergé himself) will be […]

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 vast maw. But they still manage to stick out. Here’s a few I found yesterday […]

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 coming to light. And, alongside a remastering of the colour version of  Tintin in the […]

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 earlier return to new volumes for the famous Belgian character, possibly in light of the […]

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! Comics tomorrow Creator of the award-winning comic Sin Titulo, and artist on such mind blindingly […]

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 copyright in 2053 and enter the public domain. At which point anyone will be able […]

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 it now is, will be available in bookstores and Rennie talked about the process on […]

“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 nickname “Hergay”, it has now found a publisher, as Georges & Tchang: A love story […]