Tintin cover fetches $1.6 million at Paris auction

  • The cover drawing of a rare Tintin comic book has fetched a record $1.6 million at an auction in Paris.

    The Tintin in America cover, hand-drawn by Belgian writer and illustrator Herge, was previously sold for nearly $950,000 in 2008.

    It depicts the young adventurer dressed as a cowboy and sitting with his dog, Snowy, as Native Americans are seen sneaking up behind them. 

    The 1932 comic was purchased by a private collector.

    The Indian ink and gouache drawing is one of only five such remaining works by Herge. Only two are owned by private collectors.