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MacDonald appear more villainous to improve the story. Brown explains that he included Strange because he was amused by the Major-General’s name. Biograpjy often chooses the most likely option or the scenario that makes the most sense when all accounts are considered. It’s cartoony, clear, and serious. GD Cause that’s exactly the kind of dialogue you expect when you’re trying to get someone to join your rebellion Regardless of his own opinions of Riel, Chester Brown explains his choices throughout and presents varying often conflicting opinions and accounts of the man and the events that shaped the region.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Biography is always a tricky thing to pull off well. During his exile, he has a visionary experience on a hilltop in Washington, D. The pacing and storytelling is excellent throughout.

This book is a fascinating re-telling of the critical years of Riel’s life and the development of the Canadian west as a political entity. Jan 13, Norman rated it really liked it Shelves: All of this will hook readers’ minds louid eyes, but never tell them what to think or feel.

A Life of Revolution. Boography extensive handwritten end notes make this an biograhpy richer reading experience. This law was passed which meant this border changed which meant this happened which meant people had to move until this law was passed, blah blah. Often in his research Brown is confronted with conflicting reports, some from recollections published well and many years after any of the involved incidents.


Concision et finesse dans le rendu graphique. One of the prisoners, Thomas Scott, relentlessly quarrels with the guards, showering them with racial epithets.

Louis Riel (comics) – Wikipedia

Drawn comic-shrip Quarterly 7. Chester Brown celebrates the life and times of Louis Riel in this marvellous biography told in comic-strip style.

Apr 29, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can attest that it is well-drawn in a style reminiscent of Tintin, albeit in stark black and white.

Riel’s story is important, but I’m not sure the comic book form helps us understand it any better the way Sacco’s work does with his subjects. Of course, I was rooting for Gabriel Dumont the whole time Apr comic-dtrip, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: The writing itself was just too oversimplified for words.

Sep 04, Aloke rated it it was amazing Shelves: What’s interesting is when Louis Riel loses his mind and believes he’s a prophet from God. Mar 21, Andrew Dirgo rated it really liked it.

Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography

It ultimately seems to be a sad story of a fair and well-liked man who fought for the rights of his people only to be executed for trying. This approach is in great contrast to the inward-looking comics Brown had previously been known for—notably his autobiographical work. A Comic-Strip Biography “. An excellent example of comics’ ability to marry fact and fiction. They were defeated, and Riel gave himself up. More By and About This Author. The foreword, the map section, the index cmic-strip the notes section provide excellent louos that enriches the reading experience.

Although Brown intended it to be published only in book form, his publisher had him first serialize Louis Riel as a comic book, which lasted ten issues.


Jul 31, Sam Quixote rated it liked it. Biogfaphy is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. Moreover, the reader doesn’t come away with an adequate view of the real complexity of Riel as a historical figure.

Students of westward expansion anywhere in the Americas will not be suprised to learn that comic-atrip and those who opposed the expansion of capitalism and its attendant systems, here as elsewhere, end up with a fairly raw deal.

Riel is bilingual and becomes a de facto leader biograpuy the Red River Settlement, demanding the right for them to govern themselves within Canada.

Archived from the original PDF on Brown takes a distanced approach and relies faithfully on his source material—he focuses on the concrete and corporeal and eschews techniques of speculation such as thought balloons. Brackets around comic-sgrip indicate French and double brackets indicate Cree, a clever way to remind the reader that English was very much a foreign language in the west at this time.

The second part concerns his return to Canada following his complete mental breakdown. Cover to the first edition of Louis Riel Drawn and Quarterly The book makes frequent deliberate comi-strip of silent panels, focused on imagery [43] with the narrative moved forward by the characters’ actions.

Riel, who saw the big picture better, seems to hesitate, unsure of himself, unwilling for there to be bloodshed, and easily convinced to hide and run to the U.