An Evening with Chester BrownTuesday Oct 22 2013 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
In Conversation and Signing Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography: 10th Anniversary Edition (Drawn & Quarterly). Presented in association with Le Musée de St. Boniface Museum and hosted by Candida Rifkind, Associate Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg.
Louis Riel tells the story of the charismatic, and perhaps mad, nineteenth-century Metis leader whose struggle to win rights for his people led to violent rebellion on the nation’s western frontier. When the collected book appeared in 2003, Brown won widespread critical and industry acclaim for Louis Riel, including two Harvey Awards and inclusion on countless best-of lists. Beyond that, it single-handedly revitalized the biography genre of comics, paving the way for a new generation of artists. This special tenth anniversary edition features rare supplementary material, including early cover art from the original serialization, pencil studies and draft scripts, poster and catalogue art, and a new essay by critic Sean Rogers.
Chester Brown is the cartoonist behind the acclaimed Yummy Fur comic book series, and the author of several graphic novels and memoirs, including Paying for It and Ed the Happy Clown. His work has been published around the world. He lives in Toronto, Canada, where he ran for Parliament in the general election as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada.