WorldCat Identities

Brown, Chester 1960-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 157 publications in 5 languages and 2,869 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  History  Interviews  Periodicals  Underground comic books, strips, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Draftsman, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Illustrator
Classifications: PN6733.B76, 741.5971
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chester Brown
Louis Riel : a comic-strip biography by Chester Brown( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martyr or Madman? The Passionate Rebel History Can't Close The Book On. Is this the future of comics? Respectably penning the dowdy pages of history? Don't be fooled. This is one of the hippest comics going and will be a controversial must-have in 2003. Legendary cartoonist Chester Brown reveals in the dusty closet of Canadian history there are some skeletons that won't stop rattling. To some Louis Riel was one of the founding fathers of a nation but to others he was a murderer who nearly tore a country apart. A man so charismatic he was elected to government twice while in exile with a prize on his head--but so impassioned his dramatic behavior cast serious doubts on his sanity. Riel took on the army, the government, the Queen, and even the Church in the name of freedom. Will Riel's visionary democracy ever be enough to defend him from the verdict of history?
I never liked you : a comic-strip narrative by Chester Brown( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic novel about teenagers and their agony
Ed the happy clown : a graphic novel by Chester Brown( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A hallucinatory tale that functions simultaneously as a dark roller-coaster ride of criminal activity and a scathing condemnation of religious and political charlatanism. As the world around him devolves into madness, the eponymous Ed escapes variously from a jealous boyfriend, sewer monsters, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a janitor with a Jesus complex"--Publisher
The little man : short strips, 1980-1995 by Chester Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The playboy : a comic book by Chester Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paru en anglais dans les numéros 21 à 23 de "Yummy Fur", sa revue de BD, le Canadien C. Brown nous livre ici crûment des souvenirs d'adolescence où le magazine "Playboy" joue un rôle central
Ed the happy clown by Chester Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paying for it : a comic-strip memoir about being a john by Chester Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tegneserie. Brown calmly lays out the facts of how he became not only a willing participant in but also a vocal proponent of one of the world's most hot-button topics - prostitution. Paying For It offers an entirely contemporary exploration of sex work - from the timid john who rides his bike to meet his escorts, wonders how to tip so as not to offend, and reads Dan Savage for advice, to the modern-day transactions complete with online reviews, seemingly willing participants, and clean apartments devoid of cliches street corners, drugs, or pimps
The playboy : a comic-strip memoir by Chester Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Riel by Chester Brown( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new American splendor anthology by Harvey Pekar( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of material from Pekar's series American splendor
Underwater( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yummy fur comics( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le petit homme : histoires courtes, 1980-95 by Chester Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

27 histoires courtes, souvent drôles ou absurdes, qui permettent de découvrir l'univers de Chester Brown, figure de l'underground nord-américain. Sorte de florilège des manières de se raconter (expérimentations graphiques et mises en page diverses), à travers des récits délirants
Cerebus world tour book 1995( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed, the happy clown ein Comic by Chester Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yummy fur 1-6 by Chester Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lump soup sciolpluileas! : featuring Morty the Dog and Ed the Happy Clown! by Steven Willis( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na własny koszt : komiksowy pamiętnik bywalca burdeli by Chester Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le petit homme, histoires courtes, 1980-1995 by Chester Brown( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chester Brown : conversations by Chester Brown( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The early 1980s saw a revolution in mainstream comics--in subject matter, artistic integrity, and creators' rights--as new methods of publishing and distribution broadened the possibilities. Among those artists utilizing these new methods, Chester Brown quickly developed a cult following due to the undeniable quality and originality of his Yummy Fur. Chester Brown: Conversations collects interviews covering all facets of the cartoonist's long career and includes several pieces from now-defunct periodicals and fanzines. Brown was among a new generation of artists whose work dealt with decidedly nonmainstream subjects. By the 1980s comics were not just for kids anymore and subsequent censorious attacks by parents concerned about the more salacious material being published by the major publishers--subjects that routinely included adult language, realistic violence, drug use, and sexual content--began to roil the industry. Yummy Fur came of age during this storm and its often-offensive content, including dismembered, talking penises, led to controversy and censorship. With Brown's highly unconventional adaptations of the Gospels, and such comics memoirs as The Playboy and I Never Liked You, Brown gradually moved away from the surrealistic, humor-oriented strips toward autobiographical material far more restrained and elegiac in tone than his earlier strips. This work was followed by Louis Riel, Brown's critically acclaimed comic book biography of the controversial nineteeth-century Canadian revolutionary, and Paying for It, his best-selling memoir on the life of a john
 
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Louis Riel : a comic-strip biography
Alternative Names
Brown, Chester William David 1960-

Chester Brown Canadees politicus

Chester Brown cartoonist from Canada

Chester Brown kanadischer Comiczeichner

Languages
English (102)

French (22)

Spanish (7)

German (4)

Polish (2)

Covers
I never liked you : a comic-strip narrativeThe little man : short strips, 1980-1995The playboy : a comic bookEd the happy clownPaying for it : a comic-strip memoir about being a johnLouis RielThe new American splendor anthology