Intoxicated by the promise of a promotion, Charles Singular for once allows himself a small extravagance: he buys a bowler hat. But there’s a problem: this is no ordinary hat. This one once belonged to the surrealist painter René Magritte, and by donning it Charles has unwittingly stepped into the artist’s off-kilter world. What’s more, he can’t escape―at least, not until he has illuminated the secrets behind Magritte’s work. What follows is a hallucinatory journey through Magritte’s imaginative landscape, a place where facial features mutate, the crescent moon appears in unexpected places, and answers prove frustratingly elusive. In Magritte: This is not a Biography, Vincent Zabus and Thomas Campi have created a panoramic and revealing portrait of the great surrealist, employing a playfulness and wit reminiscent of Magritte himself.
"...the graphic novel's overall playfulness, especially its visual riffs on Magritte's paintings, is a fitting tribute to the artist, and one perfectly suited to the comics form." PopMatters
About the Author
Vincent Zabus is a Belgian comics writer. He has contributed stories to Spirou and developed two series for children, Le monde selon François and Agathe Saugrenu, both published by Dupuis. He also writes and performs plays for and with several Belgian companies.
Thomas Campi is an Italian comic book artist. A graduate of the Dossi Dossi School of Art in Ferrara, his books include Les Larmes du Seigneur Afghan, Macaroni and Gente Corriente, all written by Vincent Zabus.