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Portraits from Life
At last, David Collier's most popular and well-received work, his comic book biographies, is being collected together in one complete book! "Portraits From Life" presents Collier's fascinating look at the lives of six individuals, from "Grey Owl" (recently made into a Hollywood film) to the recent "David Milgaard" story, about a man wrongfully accused of a brutal rape and...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Drawn and Quarterly
(first published March 1st 2001)
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although sort of Crumb-esque in execution (not a bad thing!) this is really original and fantastic stuff. i'm a sucker for little quirky stories like this. my personal fave is the story about a Ethel Catherwood, a female high-jumper from Saskatchewan in the 1920's. it's worth the price of admission alone.