Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography
"It has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel." -Time
Chester Brown reinvents the comic-book medium to create the critically acclaimed historical biography Louis Riel, winning the Harvey Awards for best writing and best graphic novel for his compelling, meticulous, and dispassionate retelling of the charismatic, and perhaps insane, nineteenth-century Métis leader. Brown coolly documents with dramatic subtlety the violent rebellion on the Canadian prairie led by Riel, who some regard a martyr who died in the name of freedom, while others consider him a treacherous murderer.
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Brown (The Little Man; Ed the Happy Clown) has taken a brave step into what one hopes will be a popular new genre: historical biographical graphic novels. He successfully walks the thin line ... Read full review