The cover of popular comics sold at auction for 3.2 million euros
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The cover of popular comics sold at auction for 3.2 million euros

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An absolute record

Popular francophone comics by Georges Remy about the fame of Tintin broke a record. The cover of the book with an illustration by the artist known as Roger was sold at an auction for €3.2 million.

The artist’s manuscript appeared too expensive for its use in the mass production of combinations, the artist has created another version.

The original manuscript was created, with the use of ink, gouache and watercolor and was called “Le Lotus Bleu”. It was created in 1936 by Georges Remy, the author of comics.

The first version of the manuscript, Georges Remy presented to the young son of his editor Louis Casterman, and signed the manuscript in 1981 at the request of Jean-Paul Casterman (son).


Thus, the children of Jean-Paul Casterman exhibited the manuscript at the auction Artcurial in Paris, where it was sold for a record 3.2 million euros. The previous record also belonged to the black manuscripts of Tintin’s adventures.

In 2014, the American collector bought them for 2.65 million euros.

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