A rare 1932 cover drawing of a Tintin comic book, hand-drawn by Belgian writer and illustrator Herge, has been sold for a record 1.3m euros ($1.6 million) at auction in Paris. The “Tintin in America” cover, shows a cowboy version of Tintin and his dog Snowy eating , as axe-wielding American Indians creep up on them. “If he’d have been able to get it for less I think he would have been happy,” a friend of the anonymous buyer told Reuters. The rare cover is one of only five remaining originals by Herge – real name Georges Remi. Only two are in private hands.
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