Writer: Chester Brown
Artist: Chester Brown
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
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 re-telling 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, while others consider him a treacherous murderer.