Tag Archives: Chester Brown

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“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

 
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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

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (9/11/13 – Curses!)

Quite a lot of comics and not a lot of time; I am left sputtering. Continue reading

 
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The Comics Journal #302: Wages of Love: Chester Brown’s True Romance Comix Excerpt

In this excerpt, Tim Kreider talks about how Chester Brown’s mother’s schizophrenia affected Paying For It. Continue reading

 
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To Hell and Back

Re-reading Ed the Happy Clown, examining footnotes, and “The Door”. Continue reading

 
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Gold Out of Straw

Ed the Happy Clown returns, Shadow covers do battle, an ancient penny drops, Adrian Tomine meets Liz Prince in a paper bag, and Ray Bradbury checks out. Continue reading

 
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One-Artist Anthology Comics

As if it weren’t enough that comics are the domain of the obsessive control freak, there is a cartooning sect that perfectly defines the creative mania responsible for some of our greatest works: the one-artist anthology. This is its history. Continue reading