Douglas & McIntyre
Red

Book details:

October 2009
ISBN 978-1-55365-353-0
Hardcover
8" x 8 3/4"
120 pages
108 colour illustrations
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fiction
Social Science / Anthropology
$28.95 CAD

Awards

Douglas & McIntyre

Red

A Haida Manga

An innovative graphic novel, here is the epic tale of a Haida hero, his rage and his quest for retribution


An Amazon top 100 book of 2009!

An innovative graphic novel, here is the epic tale of a Haida hero, his rage and his quest for retribution

Referencing a classic Haida oral narrative, this stunning full-colour graphic novel documents the powerful story of Red, a leader so blinded by revenge that he leads his community to the brink of war and destruction.

Set in the islands off the northwest coast of B.C., it tells the tale of orphan Red and his sister, Jaada. When raiders attack their village, Red, still a boy, escapes dramatically. But Jaada is whisked away. The loss of Jaada breeds a seething anger, and Red sets out to find his sister and exact revenge on her captors.

Red blends traditional Haida imagery into a Japanese manga–styled story. Tragic and timeless, it is reminiscent of such classic stories as Oedipus Rex, Macbeth and King Lear.

This innovation in contemporary storytelling consists of 108 pages of hand-painted illustrations. When arranged in a specific order, the panels of the narrative create a Haida formline image four metres long. The sequence for this complex design is displayed on the inside jacket.

About the Author

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

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