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The Blue Dragon

by Robert Lepage & Marie Michaud, illustrated by Fred Jourdain

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In this stunning graphic-novel adaptation of Robert Lepage and Marie Michaud’s play, the personal meets the political, East meets West, and old meets new. Claire, a Quebecoise art dealer, arrives in China to adopt a little girl. There she visits her ex-husband, Pierre, who after fifteen years in China has begun to question the new directions his adopted country is going in. Claire and Pierre’s lover, the young Chinese artist Xiao Ling, become fast friends. Through this classic love triangle, The Blue Dragon examines aging, cultural confusion, fertility, and creativity, and emerges as a fascinating examination of some of modern China’s most intriguing paradoxes.

Fred Jourdain’s gorgeous, colourful, and cinematic drawings do full justice to the story’s genesis as one of Robert Lepage’s most dazzling theatrical constructions. A feast for the mind as well as the senses, The Blue Dragon is an extraordinary graphic novel for grownups.

About the Authors
Robert Lepage is one of Canada’s most renowned figures in the performing arts.
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Marie Michaud is a leading Quebecoise theatre actress who co-wrote the theatrical version of The Blue Dragon with Robert Lepage.
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Fred Jourdain is an artist and designer. His work is currently on display at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa.
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Editorial Reviews

Packed with raw emotionality and beautifully rendered artwork that captures the culture and landscape perfectly, The Blue Dragon transfers from the stage to the graphic-novel page very well. It’s a marvelously done book.

— Graphic Novel Reporter

...natural...fluid, vivid illustrations...

— Quill & Quire

Using a variety of artistic techniques, from ink drawings to watercolour paintings, Jourdain fleshes out the world around Lepage and Michaud’s script...

— Globe and Mail

...stunning...innovative...more art than graphic novel...The Blue Dragon may be the stroke of genius to win over the reluctant adult who still sees the graphic novel as strictly for kids...this little gem may soon become a collector’s item.

— Rover Arts

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