The final panel of Land of Black Gold (1940) a Tintin book by Hergé. One of my personal favorite of the series, the character of the Emir's son, Prince Abdullah, was inspired by the King of Iraq, Faisal II, who was appointed monarch in 1939 aged four, although in creating this character Hergé had also been influenced by an obnoxious child character that appears in the work of O. Henry. The image is printed on the right chest of a black Gildan shirt with shimmering gold ink.
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