Original cover art for the first Tintin comic, Tintin en Amérique, painted by the series’ Belgian creator, Hergé, has been auctioned off in Paris. Originally expected to go for $444,000, it actually sold for more than $1 million, making it the most expensive piece of comic book art ever sold. Hergé, who is said to have influenced Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol with his ligne claire style, created Tintin in 1932.
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