Che: A Graphic Biography

2009 will be the year of Che. He is regarded as either a messiah or a
murderer depending from where you come from. One thing is sure the
t-shirt business has put any kids through college with his image as a
symbol of counter culture. Che: A Graphic Biography, Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón
collaborated in producing the new book coming out in the middle of the
year. All calculated with the release of  a two part movie with the
perfect casting of Benicio del Toro. Love him or hate him Che will be a
man of mystery for many years to come. History has a way of putting a shine on the dirty parts of our failure as human beings.

A symbol of counterculture worldwide, Ernesto “Che” Guevara is one of
the most, if not the most, recognizable and influential revolutionary
figures of the twentieth century. From the pages of history textbooks
to silk-screened T-shirts at Urban Outfitters, his mythologized face is
positively unavoidable. But what, exactly, does this glorified image
stand for? During his life, and perhaps even more since his death, Che
has elicited controversy and wildly divergent opinions as to who he was
and what he represented. In Che: A Graphic Biography, Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón—the graphic duo who made the 9/11 Commission Report understandable in their bestselling The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation and who most recently explained the ongoing war on terror in After 9/11—have
come together again to give a real portrait of Ernesto Guevara de la
Serna. Following Che from his fabled motorcycle journeys with Alberto
Granado as a young medical student to his eventual execution at the
hands of Bolivian soldiers and CIA operatives, Che: A Graphic Biography not
only provides a concrete time line of his life but also gives a broader
understanding of his beliefs, his legacy, and Latin American politics
during the mid-twentieth century.