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“It has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel.”–Time

“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 Book Review

“The starkly told story of a crucial figure in Canada’s history–yet one whom most Americans have probably 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

“This is an ingenious comic and a major achievement.” –Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Chester Brown reinvents the comic book medium to create the critically acclaimed historical biography LOUIS RlEL, winning the Harvey Awards for best writing and best graphic novel for his compelling, meticulous, and dispassionate retelling of the charismatic, and perhaps insane, nineteenth-century Metis 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 freedom, while others consider him a treacherous murderer.

Here’s your chance to make a difference! Vote in CBC Reads True Stories for the first Canadian graphic novel to turn the medium on its head in Canada and become the country’s first graphic novel bestseller, as well invigorate the biographical comic genre around the world. Vote for the book that made people around the world understand just who is Canada’s folk hero — Louis Riel!