Louis Riel

Acclaimed cartoonist Chester Brown tells the story of charismatic 19th-century Métis leader Louis Riel in this award-winning graphic biography.

Chester Brown

Chester Brown reinvents the comic book medium to create the critically acclaimed historical biography Louis Riel, winning the Harvey Awards for best writing and best graphic novel for his compelling, meticulous, and dispassionate retelling of the charismatic, and perhaps insane, 19th-century Métis leader. Brown coolly documents with dramatic subtlety the violent rebellion on the Canadian prairie led by Riel, who some regard a martyr who died in the name of freedom, and others consider a treacherous murderer. (From Drawn & Quarterly)

Author interviews

Featured VideoCartoonist Chester Brown discusses the record-breaking success of his Louis Riel, his respect for Little Orphan Annie, and his hope for the graphic novel medium.