Calamity Jane: The Calamitous Life of Martha Jane Cannary, 1852–1903

Written by Christian Perrissin and Matthieu Blanchin
IDW Publisher

Return to the real-life days of the wild, wild West where the living wasn’t so easy… especially for women. Martha Jane Cannary was a bona fide frontierswoman, a professional scout, a drunk, and sometime whore, doing whatever it took to stay alive in the hardscrabble days of American expansion. Writer Christian Perrissin joins forces with Alph-Art-winning artist Matthieu Blanchin to tackle the legend of this formidable prairie girl and her daring life alongside the likes of Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok. Presented in English for the first time ever, this is the true story of an extraordinary, independent woman with gumption, the incredible Calamity Jane!

Publisher's website


Christian Perrisin is a French comics author. He published El Nino in 2002 with the Croatian Boro Pavlovic and Cap Horn in 2005, in collaboration with the Italien cartoonist Enea Riboldi. In 2008, he created Martha Jane Cannary: la vie aventureuse de celle que l'on nommait Calamity Jane with the French cartoonist Matthieu Blanchin (in 3vol.). The serie was awarded the Prize Ouest-France in 2008 and Prize Essentiel during the International Comics Festival ANgoulême in 2009.

More new titles

new titles

Too Close to the Edge

A widow’s quiet retirement in the foothills of the Alps is turned upside down by the arrival of a mysterious stranger.
new titles

Walking Wounded Uncut Stories from Iraq

For hundreds of thousands of young Americans, after the shock of 9/11, there was Ar Ramadi, Baghdad, Abu Ghraib… The war in Iraq. Then came the trauma. Olivier Morel gave them a voice in his compelling documentary On the Bridge.
new titles

Comics and Narration

This book is the follow-up to Thierry Groensteen's ground-breaking The System of Comics, in which the leading French-language comics theorist set out to investigate how the medium functions. He now develops that analysis further, using examples from a very wide range of comics, including the work of American artists such as Chris Ware and Robert Crumb.