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Louis Riel is the biography of a Canadian populist, rebel, and, arguably, nut-job who was involved in two local conflicts during Canada’s late 18th Century expansion onto the prairies. Dec 16, Michael rated it liked lluis Shelves: The layouts are clean and clear with about nine panels per page to tell the Metis story. The characters, animals, carts, trees and buildings are drawn with a soft, rounded look reminiscent of Herges’ Tintin. I very much enjoy graphic novels and Brown’s ability to tell a complicated story through his art and biograpby text are the hilights of this work.

Grants to Ontario PDF. Brown enjoyed this project and thought he would like to take on another in which he could “cram a lot of research into a comic strip”. Bbiography Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Riel is expelled from Parliament for failing to sit, but wins his seat again in the next by-election. It’s a good, thorough read and reminded me of Rick Geary’s work which is also brilliant.

The serialization sold poorly, but the book version was a surprise bestseller. Lois Louis Riel and Paying for It were the first two books made available, [71] though Brown is a print-lover who professes little interest in e-books, or computers in general.


These along with the bibliography make it a great starting point to learn about Louis Riel’s tumultuous life and his role in history. Chester Brown’s Louis Riel: Recommended for those who like maps, history, and political intrigue.

Although clearly sympathetic with Riel, he retains the clear eye of the thorough researcher, providing a detailed bibliography.

The characters’ heads became smaller while biograpgy bodies and hands grew larger, with Riel appearing “like the Hulk in a wool suit” after his hilltop religious revelation.

Louis Riel Drawn and Quarterly. Vortex Comics Drawn and Quarterly.

Brown depicts the moment without judgement, using Riel’s own testimony as the template for his illustrations. New Media in the Classroom. Now days is a national hero for Canada, back then an insane.

Louis Riel (comics) – Wikipedia

He experiences visions and talks to God, who declares him Prophet of the New World and instructs him to lead his people to freedom. He breathes the Holy Spirit into his followers, thereafter known as the Exovedate.

Of course, I was rooting for Gabriel Dumont the whole biograohy More By and About This Author. GD Cause that’s exactly the kind of dialogue you expect when you’re trying to get someone to join your rebellion This is just one example among over a hundred.

Open Preview See a Problem? Unless you’re really into 19th century Canadian history regarding the Metis people yo Brown retells the history of Louis Riel using his unique drawing skills. And normally I would forgive this if it suited the writing, biiography had a purpose, or even if the writing was just so kick ass that you didn’t care what the artwork looked like.

Louis Riel: A Comic-strip Biography

This approach is in great contrast to the inward-looking comics Brown had previously been known for—notably his autobiographical work. The foreword, comc-strip map section, the index and the notes section provide excellent detail that enriches the reading experience. Encyclopedia of Comic Fomic-strip and Graphic Novels.


As a result, Louis Riel is a doubly fascinating read: We know what our problems are. Sources aren’t cited very well and as this takes place in the world of Canadian espionage and political backhanding, it’s very important to use good sources.

Brown, Chester May Maps are included to show the shifting borders. Mar 29, Stewart Tame rated it liked it. But none of those are true, it was just kinda bad art.

Given the comic strip nature of the book I expected something along the lines of a traditional comic. Either way, if you do read this comic book without any prior knowledge of Riel, you’d better also read the notes at the end.

The biography is broken into 4 main parts: And his version of things might be more compelling anyway. The frustrated government finally extends an amnesty to the rebels—all except Riel, whose amnesty is conditional on a five-year banishment from Canada.

Brown was persuaded in to assemble a book collecting his shorter pieces: During this time, he returned to Canada to Montreal where he was elected as Member of Parliament for Provencher but never took his seat as, having not been granted amnesty for Scott’s death, he dreaded capture.