I blogged a few days ago about the Tintin racism row and commented that “it was much a do about nothing” since this ‘concern’ by the racism watchdog dug up an affair done and dusted earlier.
I wondered whether this would bring this comic into the hands of thousands (especially kids) who may have never read it otherwise.
This morning as I checked my blog stats, I saw a 350% spike in readership, almost all towards my Tintin post- found by people who Googled “tinin racism” or “Tintin in the Congo.” This got me wondering about an increase in sales of the printed comic book.
Indeed, it seems the comic has seen a 3800% jump in sales and is now number 8 on the Amazon Bestseller List!
Ironic, given that a part-intention was ro make the comic book a little less accessible.
You can read the news story here.