If you’re not Canadian, this week’s topic may be a bit of a head-scratcher. Louis, uh, who now? To Canadians, though, including our own Kumar and Dana, Riel is a famous historical figure of the 19th century who led a rebellion against the Canadian government. His story is the subject of Chester Brown‘s recent graphic novel which, while complete with end notes, also takes Shakespearean liberties with the historical record. And what’s up with the weird placement of characters on the page? An accident? No… nothing in this book is an accident.
Ed the Happy Clown is a kooky, scary, funny, comic, Chester Brown’s first claim to fame. Tim and Mulele attempt to review it, as well as touching on Diamond’s new UPC/ISBN requirement, and an update on Mulele’s progress on his various projects.