Tag Archives: Chester Brown


An Interview with Chester Brown

Two masters of the comics medium talk sex, comics, religion, and critics. Continue reading


Praying for It

Chester Brown’s Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is a logical extension of the examination to which was subjecting himself in Paying for It, and which arguably goes back as far as 1992’s The Playboy. Continue reading


THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (4/13/16 – A Process of Deduction)

Weekly services for adherents of commerce. Continue reading

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The Minicomix Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The revolution will not be televised The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox – Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970) The humble, photocopied minicomic sprang into being in the early 1970s and has become a prime … Continue reading


Caitlin McGurk and John Porcellino on I Never Liked You and Summer of Love

A discussion of two landmark teenage memoirs by Chester Brown and Debbie Dreschler. Continue reading


“What’s Actually There on the Page”: A Conversation with Brian Evenson about Chester Brown

The novelist and critic talks about the various incarnations of Ed the Happy Clown, the effects of format on the reader, changing his own mind on the best version of the story, and comics criticism in general. Continue reading


Yummy Fur Riff

Doin’ the Chester Continue reading

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Ed Vs. Yummy Fur [Excerpt]

Ed the Happy Clown became a graphic novel by letting go of its three successive past-lives as 1) a part of a mini-comic, 2) a part of a comic book series, and 3) a book with a different ending. What was stripped away with each incarnation is as important in establishing what Ed was and now is as what remains. Continue reading