October 17, 2016

Tricky Vic

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower
by Greg Pizzoli

Robert Miller, aka Count Victor Lustig, aka Tricky Vic, schemed and scammed his way across Europe and the United States, always managing to elude the police. But as the end reveals, sometimes criminals get their just desserts.

Pizzoli's depiction of Tricky Vic with a thumbprint for a face, appropriately captures the nature of the con man. Plus, the rest of his mixed-media graphics match the 1920s setting with appealing panache. Reading about a criminal has never been more fun!

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