The Vagabond Valise


The 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

October 2018

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 the Friends of the Montreal Library Award, and winner of the Quebec Graphic Novel of the Year.

Siris is a founding father 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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