Louis Riel: A Comic-strip Biography

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Martyr or Madman? The Passionate Rebel History Can't Close The Book On.

Is this the future of comics? Respectably penning the dowdy pages of history? Don't be fooled. This is one of the hippest comics going and will be a controversial must-have in 2003. Legendary cartoonist Chester Brown reveals in the dusty closet of Canadian history there are some skeletons that won't stop rattling. To some Louis Riel was one of the founding fathers of a nation but to others he was a murderer who nearly tore a country apart. A man so charismatic he was elected to government twice while in exile with a prize on his head--but so impassioned his dramatic behavior cast serious doubts on his sanity. Riel took on the army, the government, the Queen, and even the Church in the name of freedom. Will Riel's visionary democracy ever be enough to defend him from the verdict of history?

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"LOUIS RIEL IS BROWN SUMMONING HIS POWERS."

" 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." "-- The Globe and Mail Book Review""
"" The starkly told story . . . of a crucial figure in Canada' s history-- yet one whom most Americans have probably never heard of. It' s a credit to Brown' s plainspoken artistry and flair for narrative that it' s a page-turner till the end." "-- The Boston Phoenix""
"" This is an ingenious comic and a major achievement." "-- Publishers Weekly," starred review

"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." "--The Globe and Mail Book Review"
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""The starkly told story . . . of a crucial figure in Canada's history--yet one whom most Americans have probably never heard of. It's a credit to Brown's plainspoken artistry and flair for narrative that it's a page-turner till the end." "--The Boston Phoenix"
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""This is an ingenious comic and a major achievement." "--Publishers Weekly," starred review

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. "The Globe and Mail Book Review"

The starkly told story . . . of a crucial figure in Canada's history--yet one whom most Americans have probably never heard of. It's a credit to Brown's plainspoken artistry and flair for narrative that it's a page-turner till the end. "The Boston Phoenix"

This is an ingenious comic and a major achievement. "Publishers Weekly, starred review""

"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." --The Globe and Mail Book Review

"The starkly told story . . . of a crucial figure in Canada's history--yet one whom most Americans have probably never heard of. It's a credit to Brown's plainspoken artistry and flair for narrative that it's a page-turner till the end." --The Boston Phoenix

"This is an ingenious comic and a major achievement." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

About the Author:

Chester Brown is one of the pioneers of the 1980s comix renaissance. He was born in 1960 in Montreal but lives today in Toronto.

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