Destination Moon, The Castafiore Emerald

Tintin, 80 Years Old and Bigger than Ever

Tintin is eighty years old this year and he is even bigger than ever.

Size Matters

As part of a whole year of celebrating Tintin‘s birthday and Belgium comics in general, Brussels unveiled the world’s largest comic page. Weighing almost 350kg and covering an area of 672 sqm (about 3 Tennis courts), the scene from Destination Moon was created using thermo-welded panels.

Giant Tintin

Record Busting Auction

To cap the weekend off, on Sunday almost 600 lots of Tintin and Herge memorabilia was up for action and broke national and world record prices. The sale raised 1,172,000 euros (1.57 million dollars), a new world record for Herge related items and a national record for comic book related sales. The sale included five large original hand-drawn pages. Two of which from the “The Castafiore Emerald” sold for a total of 312,5000 euros to an unknown Belgium collector.

Sources: Giant Tintin page takes pride of place in Brussels, Records broken at Tintin auction