Hugo Pratt (1927-1995) is considered one of the great graphic novelists in the history of the medium. His strips, graphic works, and watercolors have been exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris and the Vittoriano in Rome, and a landmark show in 2011 at the Pinacotheque in Paris drew 215,000 visitors, hailing Pratt as "the inventor of the literary comic strip."
"There's a reason that the EuroComics editions of Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese have been nominated for both the Eisner and Harvey Awards.... Like Under The Sign of Capricorn, Beyond The Windy Isles, and Celtic Tales before it, The Ethiopian transports the reader into a brilliantly crafted world, one in which Pratt continues his incredible blend of Ernest Hemingway and Milton Caniff." -Scoop "An absolute treasure, containing outstanding work by an acknowledged master creator, one who has long been out of reach of comic book fans.... I recommend this to any true fan of comic book storytelling. It's that good." -Project-Nerd