andre the giant by box brown

Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

by Box Brown

Andre Roussimoff is known as the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who'd been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge size and stature that made his fame inevitably signed his death warrant.

Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel about this near-legendary figure. Drawing from historical records about Andre's life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling and acting worlds, including Hulk Hogan, Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc., Brown has created in Andre the Giant the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century's strongest, most recognizable figures.