Rare Tintin art on more offered in this week’s Christie’s Paris auction

An auction of art at Christie’s Paris on Wednesday 20th November offers over 300 European pieces, including work by Hergé, Jacques Martin, Hugo Pratt, Moebius, Jacques Tardi and many more.

Under the hammer at Christie’s Paris: a page from the Tintin adventure King Ottokar's Sceptre by Hergé

Under the hammer at Christie’s Paris: a page from the Tintin adventure King Ottokar’s Sceptre by Hergé

The auction includes a page from the Tintin adventure King Ottokar’s Sceptre by Hergé, estimates to sell for some €18,000, and one of his rare greeting cards.

One of Hergé’s greeting cards, signed and annotated Happy New Year by Hergé

One of Hergé’s greeting cards, signed and annotated Happy New Year by Hergé

Also on offer are pages by Jacques Martin, a popular artist with many collectors, and several boards of L’Incal by Moebius and a magnficient watercolour, “Arzak and the Dragon” (2009).

Jean Giraud - a page from Blueberry - Le spectre aux balles d'or

Jean Giraud – a page from Blueberry – Le spectre aux balles d’or

Moebius - L'homme de Ciguri

Moebius – L’homme de Ciguri

Moebius - Après l'Incal - Le nouveau rêve

Moebius – Après l’Incal – Le nouveau rêve

Moebius - Arzak and the dragon

Moebius – Arzak and the dragon

Corto Maltese art by Hugo Pratt

Corto Maltese art by Hugo Pratt

Unpublished poster art by Hermann

Unpublished poster art by Hermann

The auction includes pages featuring Blake & Mortimer, Blueberry, Largo Winch, Iznogoud, Ric Hochet, Valerian, Lucky Luke and more and the full catalogue is here on the Christie’s web site – and you can take a virtual tour here

• Sale 17717: Bande Dessinée et Illustration 3.00pm 20th November (Lots 1 – 319)
9 Avenue Matignon, Paris | Viewing: 10.00am – 12 noon Tuesday 19th November | Web

With thanks to David Roach

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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