Globe & Mail features LOUIS RIEL on cover of Book Review

“Globe & Mail features LOUIS RIEL on cover of Book Review” / Globe & Mail / Globe & Mail Staff / October 18, 2003

Chester Brown’s new graphic novel LOUIS RIEL was the cover review of the venerable Canadian national newspaper THE GLOBE & MAIL BOOK REVIEW on Saturday, October 18, 2003. Lavishing the book with non-stop accolades, reviewer Bernice Eisenstein states "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."

Review Excerpt:
"Riel’s story of injustice and intrigue and the machinations of an expanding nation are stylishly written, but Brown’s well-paced schematic unfolding knows when to pull back the word and release the artistic arsenal of cinematic techniques, frame by frame. Thus, battle scenes are pure image, capturing the close-up tensions and movement of action, and Riel’s isolation is revealed in silence. Word and pen unite together, near the end, when Riel is tried for treason."

Along with featuring LOUIS RIEL on the cover of the Book Review and the front page of the newspaper, the GLOBE & MAIL ran two full pages of art alongside the review.

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