RRP: 39.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: December 2015
On the 5th of May, 1821 Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France died of stomach cancer. Or did he?
Little is known about the French Tasmanian colony of la Ville de Baudin. Less still about its most mysterious colonist, Henri Maurice Claudet.
For the first time, The Diemenois presents the correct and true account of the sensational escape, seclusion, and cruel demise of one of history's most infamous men. A tale of deceit, intrigue, blackmail, conspiracy, and murder.
In this brilliant stretch of the imagination, J.W. Clennett brings an alternate history of the early colonial Australia to life as a stunning new graphic novel.
'The Diemenois succeeds because of several factors, firstly its attention to detail. Clennett knows, like any fantasy writer worth their salt, that to create a credible imaginary realm involves world-creation. The result is a triumph of the graphic novel, strange, dark and very Australian.' — Lucy Sussex, The Age.
About the Author
Tasmanian born designer and animator JW Clennett has worked in theatre, television, and film in Australia and the UK for the BBC, Two Little Indians, SBS, Downstairs Belvoir, Picasso Pictures, Pirate Productions, Passion Pictures and many others. His credits include creating the animated content in Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical for London’s West End and New York’s Broadway. In 2012 he won Best Australian Film at the Melbourne International Animation Festival for his short animation Gristle. He lives in Melbourne