Louis Riel is not Chester Brown's only readable book but its close, His other one is 'Paying For It', an autobiography. His early work is wonderful art but schizophrenic writing. Fortunately for us he grew out of it and has made these two entertaining and amazing works. Louis Riel seems like a scam with the panels often being largely the same save for minor differences, but they break new ground in comic art for me at least
thus making Louis Riel truly cutting edge modern art, of which comix are the only legitimate form thereof. Down with modernism.
Autobiographical comics are always puke city but not in the case of Paying For It, which is truly an inspirational
book and look into the life of a unique person. Check out the photo portraits of Brown hisself. Amazing.