Anti-government protests swept across the country, has given Mohamad Alameddine a broader audience as protesters denounced the very same issues he had been drawing all along.
Soon after the end of the Najib Razak-led government, cartoonist Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaque no longer faced a travel ban and the new administration dropped sedition charges against him.
He was world-famous for his figures with the thick bulbous noses: The Argentine draughtsman Mordillo died at the age of 86 on Spanish island Majorca. In the 1970s he was regarded as one of the most frequently published draughtsmen.
The cover joins other Tintin works which have also drawn big paydays at auction, with some surpassing $1.5 million.
Sudanese political cartoonist Khalid Albaih is in self-imposed exile in Denmark as his social and political commentaries convey scathing criticisms of authoritarianism.
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