Tintin Blue Lotus Posted on 7 Oct 13:49
This image is a rejected cover design for the Tintin album 'The Blue Lotus'. It's due to go under the hammer soon, with a €3m at auction.
Whilst I have an obvious soft spot for 'The Black Island' (set in Scotland), I think 'The Blue Lotus' is my favourite cover artwork. This rejected version had too many colours for the book publisher to print the cover cost effectively. And although this version is intriguing, the final black on red cover is stunning.
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