George Orwell’s most celebrated work, 1984, and the prescient vision it contains of a society governed by Big Brother, predates the constant monitoring of people and data we are familiar with today by almost 70 years. But his life was every bit as fascinating and forward-looking as his books. Orwell studied at Eton, joined the police in Burma, fought in the Spanish Civil War, fiercely opposed Stalinism, and lived in London’s slums while working as a journalist. With illustrations by artists including Annie Goetzinger, Juanjo Guarnido, Enki Bilal, Manu Larcenet, Blutch, and André Juillard, Pierre Christin and Sébastian Verdier’s Orwell offers readers an intimate yet definitive portrait of England's greatest political writer.
SelfMadeHero, 9781910593875, 160pp.
Publication Date: March 2, 2021
About the Author
Pierre Christin is the creator of the bestselling Valérian series. Inspired by research into the world’s Communist regimes, he went on to produce the classic European graphic novels The Town That Didn’t Exist, The Black Order Brigade, and The Hunting Party. Sébastien Verdier, a self-confessed graphic novel addict since his college days, published his first book, Ultimate Agency, in 2004, with text by François Corteggiani. His acclaimed collaborations have since included work with Didier Quella-Guyot, Éric Corbeyran, and Pierre Christin.