Tintin Adventure “Explorers on the Moon” Sold For Record €1.55 Million

Tintin Adventure "Explorers on the Moon”

An original drawing from “Explorers on the Moon“, widely regarded as one of the two best Tintin adventures, sold for a record €1.55 million at auction in Paris. The 50cm X 35cm page of comic-strip pictures by the cartoonist known as Hergé had been expected to sell for between €700,000 and €900,000. The drowing in Chinese ink shows the boy reporter, his dog, Snowy, and sailor Captain Haddock wearing spacesuits and walking on the moon while looking at Earth.

Tintin Adventure "Explorers on the Moon”
Tintin Adventure “Explorers on the Moon”

Explorers on the Moon was published 15 years before the first moon landing, and is an iconic work for comic-strip lovers.
Saturday’s sale was a record for a single cartoon drawing.
The late Belgian artist already holds the world record for the sale of a comic strip. A double-page drawing that was the inside cover for all Tintin adventures published from 1937 to 1958 sold for €2.6 million two years ago.

Tintin Adventure "Explorers on the Moon”
Tintin Adventure “Explorers on the Moon”

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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