After spying the word 'grotesque' in a Tintin comic previously, I decided to check out a few others to see if it popped up again. Lo and behold... a total of THREE mentions counted in Tintin and the Picaros! The pics are a bit dodgy, but you see what I mean.
First, Captain Haddock is accosted by a crowd of reporters and gives them what for.
Later, he gets hit on the head and loses his memory.
Then Madame Castafiore gets some bad news.
But she really isn't bothered.
I never realised Hergé was such a fan of the word grotesque. I learned to read on these comics... The roots of my fascination are revealed.