The Vagabond Valise

Feb 6, 2018 by

siriscoverwebThe Vagabond Valise

By Siris

ISBN: 978-1-77262-027-6
352 pages, 6.75×9 inches,
full colour, paperback, $25
BDANG Imprint
Translation by Rupert Bottenberg

The first graphic novel from a founding father of the Quebec comix underground

A poignant account of an alcoholic father who drags his family into misfortune, The Vagabond
Valise is the heart-breaking autobiographical story of Siris, represented by his chicken-headed
alter ego.

Siris paints a sincere and poetic portrait of a troubled childhood spent in and out of foster
homes, and the working-class, post-war Quebec where it took place.

Nominated for theĀ Friends of the Montreal Library Award, as well as Quebec Book of the Year.

About Siris

Siris has often been called the “Godfather” of the Montreal underground comix community. He has been publishing his stories in zines, anthologies, and comics for 20 years. The Vagabond Valise is his English debut.

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