Louis Riel, Patriot
From the studio of visual artist Robert Freynet, located in the picturesque village of Ste. Geneviève, Manitoba, comes his latest creative effort, Louis Riel, Patriot.
An alumni of l’École internationale de Bordeaux in France, where he studied the graphic novel form alongside French and Belgian artists, Robert Freynet has also authored, amongst other works, the best-selling historical graphic novel La Vérendrye.
In Louis Riel, Patriot, Freynet relocates us via the “ninth art” to pre-Confederation Canada. Here we delve into the tragic life of the controversial Métis leader, Louis Riel, Founder of the Province of Manitoba and a Father of Confederation.
Brought to life once more through this richly documented and faithful account, these monumental events in Canadian heritage continue to fascinate and awe. Against a backdrop of political intrigue international in scope, a single man must stand his ground and assure his people’s place in a newly forged country… as well as his own in the pages of history.
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