Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography

Chester Brown

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status Copy #1 (1389): in
genre History » North American History
publisher Drawn and Quarterly
publish date January 1, 2004
popularity checked out 8 time(s)


  • By Future Man -

    I picked this book up knowing nearly nothing of Louis Riel or Canadian history and without being familiar with the comics of Chester Brown. By the time I’d finished, I’d not only gained a newly informed perspective of Canadian colonization and the resistances to that force, but I’d also found a new cartoonist to seek out more work from.

    This story was such an engaging and highly political adventure, I caught myself so pulled into the experiences and struggles of the characters that I had to continually remind myself that this was a historical account and not some modern action story. In fact, Chester Brown did considerable research for the writing of this book and includes his bibliography and notes on the story and the artistic liberties taken, page by page.

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