Parallel Lives: Magritte and Hergé

Children's Digest Oct. 1950Worlds of StrangeneSS No. 2 review part 4 of 8:

Among Greek biographer and author Plutarch’s most famous works is Bioi parallëloi (Parallel Lives). Beyond biography, the work compares the lives of renown Roman and Greek leaders to inspire morality and foster respect between cultures. The Stranger (Nigel Taylor) employs the technique in “Parallel Lives: Magritte and Hergé;” René Francois-Ghislain Magritte, the famed surrealist painter and George Prosper Remi, aka Hergé, the famed cartoonist of Tintin.

Taylor explores their lives as artists, elements of the fantastic in their work, their shared nationality (Belgian), and on a more personal level, his own keen interest in the works of both, that began in his youth. The comparison makes a fascinating and edifying read.

In the US, The Adventures of Tintin were serialized in Children’s Digest from 1966 to 1979.

This review continues on June 1 . . .

Image from Galactic Central.