Portraits from Life

publisher: Drawn&Quarterly
language: English

Collier takes on the lives of six people. Humphrey Osmond was a mild-mannered doctor from Canada who coined the word "psychedelic" and traveled to California to give Aldous Huxley mescaline. Ethel Catherwood, the Olympic high jumper known as the Saskatchewan lily, went down in infamy and scandal. So did the eccentric British conservationist known to the world as Grey Owl 'the Indian'. Infamy was vindicated in the case of David Milgaard, a man who spent over 20 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit.

Collier wraps up his book with a loving portrait of his grandfather, as well as a glimpse at the man who gave us the modern visual vocabulary for bathrooms and more.

"Collier's work stands out like a beacon amidst other comics, entertaining and informing all at once." --Eye Weekly

"Collier's cross hatched, realistic drawings belie a whimsical approach to historical storytelling."
--Philadelphia City Paper

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