280 pages, 8.75 × 6.14 × 0.96 in
July 15, 2006
Drawn & Quarterly
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1894937899
ISBN - 13: 9781894937894
About the Book
"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 Metis 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.
From the Publisher
The bestselling graphic novel on Canada's infamous folk hero is back in a paperback edition with a new cover by Chester Brown. Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography is the book that launched the graphic novel medium in Canada. Brown received the Harvey Award for best writing and best graphic novel, and made several Best of the Year lists. Publishers Weekly hailed the book as a "contender for best graphic novel ever."
Chester Brown reinvents the comic book medium to create a historical biography on Louis Riel. He crafts a compelling and meticulous retelling of the charismatic 19th-century Metis leader, regarded by some as a martyr and by others as a treacherous murderer. Canadian history at its best, Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography is entertaining and accessible for all ages.
"If you love to read a gripping story, if you are awed by the talent of an artist, then look no further: Chester Brown's Louis Riel is comix history in the making, and with it, history never looked so good." -Globe and Mail
Ages 14 and up
About the Author
Chester Brown (Toronto) is the author of I Never Liked You, The Little Man, The Playboy and Yummy Fur. He is an illustrator for the New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker.
"If you love to read a gripping story, if you are awed by the talent of an artist, then look no further: Chester Brown’s Louis Riel is comix history in the making, and with it, history never looked so good." (Globe and Mail)