A drawing of Tintin and his faithful canine companion Snowy has sold for more than half a million euros at a Paris auction.

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A rare India ink drawing of young reporter Tintin and his faithful dog Snowy has been sold for almost $500,000 (£380,000) at auction in Paris. The picture from the 1939 comic album King Ottokar’s Sceptre was among items by Hergé, the Belgian artist who created Tintin, to go under the hammer.

An original strip from the book The Shooting Star fetched $350,000. But a copy of Tintin adventure Destination Moon, signed by US astronauts, failed to find a buyer.

Other items by Hergé on sale at the Paris auction included books, sketches, and drawings.

Tintin is one of the most recognizable comic-book characters ever created.
Translated into 90 languages and selling more than 200m copies, the cartoons remain accessible to this day.

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