Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography is a best-selling graphic novel on Canada's infamous folk hero. This is a compelling, meticulous and dispassionate retelling of the charismatic 19th century Metis leader. The novel documents with dramatic subtlety, the violent rebellion which took place on the Canadian prairie led by Riel. Canadian history at its best.
This historical biography was published to critical acclaim, and garnered author Chester Brown the Harvey Awards for best writing and best graphic novel.
Praise for Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography
Winner - Harvey Awards for Best Novelist and Best Graphic Album
Nominated for Eisner, Ignatz and Libris Awards
A Globe and Mail - 100 Best Books of the Year
Quill and Quire - Five Best Canadian Non-Fiction Book of the Year
"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
"This is an ingenious comic and a major achievement" - The Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"It has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel" - Time Magazine
"The starkly told story of a crucial figure in Canada's history - yet one whom most Americans have proobably 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
About the Author
Chester Brown is one of Canada's foremost cartoon-novelist. Born in Montreal, Brown moved to Toronto at age nineteen where he began to publish in 1983. He began work on the serialization of Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography in 1998.