Hergé’s Adventures Of His Chinese Communist Gay Lover?

A graphic novel telling the story of Georges Prosper Remi, better known as Tintin creator, Hergé, and his homosexual affair with a young man, Tchang, the model for characters in his books, and an alleged communist Chinese spy, is having trouble finding a publisher.

I wonder why. In France or Belgium this may be considered something akin to a treasonable act, regarding such a cultural figure – probably more for the Communist spy bit than for the homosexuality, but it probably doesn’t help. And in a year when Hollywood is launching a major movie based on the character, this work by graphic novelist Lawrence Colonnier may come at the worst time fior an industry that still venerates Hergé.

Still, I await a translation into English…

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.