A teary eyed Tintin cartoon took over social media in the aftermath of the Brussels terrorist attacks with the hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles. A creation of Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, also known by his pen name Hergé, Tintin was seen in several illustrations mourning the loss of lives in the latest deadly attack to hit Europe.

Tintin – depicted as a Belgian investigative reporter in The Adventures of Tintin – has been one of Europe's most popular comics and is often considered a national hero in Belgium. Joining Tintin in solidarity with Brussels over social media was a cartoon of Manneken Pis, a landmark sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked boy urinating into a fountain's basin.

French newspaper, Le Monde, also dedicated their front page to Brussels with a cartoon showing a person draped in the French flag with an arm around another wearing the colours of the Belgian flag. The dates of the Paris and Brussels attacks are inscribed: 13 November and 22 March.

Four days after the arrest of Europe's most wanted man, Salah Abdeslam, Brussels was targeted by multiple explosions that claimed at least 34 lives and left over 200 injured. Islamic State (Isis) has claimed responsibility for the attacks on Brussels' airport and a metro station.

Here's a look at some of the Tintin illustrations floating across social media in solidarity with Brussels: