$3.9 Million Reasons Not to let Rejection Get You Down

Take a good look at the pic above by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Originally intended as the cover image for The Blue Lotus, the fifth book in Hergé’s Tintin series, the publisher rejected it because it would cost too much to reproduce.

Well, last week 85 years after the said publishers had it redrawn for publication, this painting –  complete with fold marks from being stored who knows where for over three quarters of a century, sold at a Paris auction for just a shade under $4,000,000. read article