Churchill

by Vincent Delmas, Christophe Regnault, Illustrator

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Book Cover: Churchill
Editions:Paperback Original: $ 19.95
ISBN: 978-1-68247-528-7
Size: 9.25 x 6.13 in
Pages: 120

Sir Winston Churchill is often referred to as the greatest Briton and is certainly one of the most important and central figures of the 20th century. Containing both his many pitfalls and triumphs, this graphic biography follows Churchill’s upbringing, through his military exploits in World War I and beyond. Best known for his role in the World War II, Churchill presents the Prime Minister’s part in this world-changing conflict and how his handling of it turned him into a political icon.

Leading Churchill historian Andrew Roberts contributes additional insight in the foreword and historian François Kersaudy provides a new English-language introduction to provide greater background and supplementary knowledge.

Churchill is a unique depiction of the life of Winston Churchill that places his story in the context of the times while enabling the reader to truly visualize the key moments in his life and career.

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Reviews:Library Journal wrote:

“Complex enough for adults seeking entrée into the Churchill mystique while also great reading for historically minded teens down through middle-schoolers.”

ICv2 wrote:

“The artwork is very good, in a traditional comic book style, and helps tell the story cleanly, whether personal, political or military . . . . The book is an excellent overview of the highlights of a life and career.”

The Newest Rant wrote:

Churchill: A Graphic Biography is fantastic. It's informative while being engaging with the writing and artwork working in perfect unison. I would recommend giving it a read for sure if you want to learn about Winston Churchill in a unique manner compared to the all-prose biographies of him.”

Popanimecomics wrote:

Churchill is a well-done biography. Presented in the graphic novel format it offers a different perspective of Winston Churchill’s life. Regault and Dalmas capture Winston Churchill as one of the most important democratic leaders of the twentieth-century. He not only saved Great Britain, but he saved the entire world from falling to Nazi Germany.”

The International Churchill Society wrote:

“The settings ... are very realistically drawn…. [T]he dialogue is excellent.”

A Blog on Winston Churchill wrote:

“Employing the comic book format, it is a wonderfully illustrated and scripted biography that traces episodes of Churchill’s life from his childhood to VE-Day in 1945. It is an entertaining and delightful book that will well-serve both new and accomplished readers of Churchill biographies.”

Military History Matters wrote:

“Introduced by Churchill biographer Andrew Roberts, this beautiful illustrated history is a novel guide to the totemic leader for readers young and old.”

Graphic Policy wrote:

“Ever wanted to learn about Winston Churchill? Churchill: A Graphic Biography walks you through the basics of what you want to know and is a good place to start to learn about this major historical figure.”

The Good Men Project wrote:

“If you are a fan of this historical figure, then this is a graphic novel you will want to read.”

StrategyPage wrote:

Churchill: A Graphic Biography is of great value for introducing young adults to the man, but older readers, even those well versed in Churchill’s life, will likely find it interesting.”

Seattle Book Review wrote:

“England’s best-known prime minister, already the subject of more than a thousand books, would have surely enjoyed the latest: Churchill: A Graphic Biography.”

Phil Reed, Emeritus Director, Churchill War Rooms wrote:

“A wholly original and fresh approach to historical biography. Churchill would have been delighted to be a comic book hero!”

Professor Gary Sheffield, author of Douglas Haig: From the Somme to Victory wrote:

“A novel and riveting re-telling of the Churchill legend.”

Andrew Roberts wrote:

“A full and wholly fair representation of the most adventurous life in the history of British politics..there is not a word I would have changed in the text of this excellent graphical account.”

Leo McKinstry, author of Attlee and Churchill wrote:

“A highly original approach, using the comic strip style to tell his story. With magnificent artwork and a lively text, and a foreword by the historian and biography Andrew Roberts, it captures all the drama and excitement of his long life up to the victory over Nazi Germany”


About the Contributors

Vincent Delmas

Vincent Delmas writes for television, film, and comics. Notably, he is co-author of Charlemagne in the collection Ils ont fait l’Histoire and scriptwriter of the series Synchrone, published by Lombard.


Christophe Regnault, Illustrator

Christophe Regnault, also known as "Bis", illustrates role playing games (2d sans face), works for various educational comics (Une Bulle en Plus) and for the gaming publications Dofus Mag and IGMag (Ankama). He published Chasseurs de Scoops in September 2012 with Glénat, for whom in 2014 he inaugurated collection Ils ont fait l'Histoire by illustrating King Philip IV, Philip the Fair.