Del Quijote A Tintín
Unsuspected relationship between a book of "mockery" and a "children's" comic strip
Bringing together and studying in the same research the relationship between the stories of two characters of the stature of Don Quixote and Tintin is not within the reach of just anyone. Only someone radically in love with Hergé's art and his "clear line" and, at the same time, a great connoisseur of Cervantes' immortal novel could take on this task. "From Quixote to Tintin" is organized as a kind of bilingual dictionary Quixote-Tintin, Tintin-Quixote, with different slogans ordered alphabetically where the parallels offered by both characters are analyzed, which are many more than we would have thought before Joan Manuel Soldevilla discovered them and put them in value before our astonished eyes. "From Quixote to Tintin" is, from beginning to end, a feast of sensitivity and intelligence.
From the Prologue by Luis Alberto de Cuenca