Nazi Youth Tintin?

A while ago the Smithsonian’s commercial outlet had this item on the longstanding criticism about Tintin creator Georges Remi, aka Hergé. During WWII Remi produced Tintin under Nazi occupation in Belgium, apparently without protest. To put the controversy into context I recommend watching the excellent documentary, “Tintin and I”.

Last June, this single original Tintin page sold at auction for $425,000. Remi’s precise ink line was flat and unvarying, but his mastery of composition — simple yet highly detailed — made each panel and page visually interesting.