WorldCat Identities

Brown, Chester 1960-

Works: 55 works in 228 publications in 7 languages and 3,536 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  History  Bible comics  Erotic comics  Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Draftsman, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Artist, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PN6733.B76, 741.5971
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chester Brown
Louis Riel : a comic-strip biography by Chester Brown( Book )

47 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 821 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 )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A harrowing memoir of loss and the struggle to connect, Brown's story is told with a spare poetic elegance. A self-absorbed teenager, Chester Brown strays into the difficult territory of friendship and early love while at home there is a slowly building crisis over his mother's mental health. Emotionally intense, the story veers unsteadily between the extremes of eerie detachment and sudden desperate outbursts of need. A complex and disturbing true story told with a nuanced, queasy visual style that lingers in the mind long after the book has been put away."--Publisher's description
Mary wept over the feet of Jesus : prostitution and religious obedience in the Bible : a "graphic novel" containing adaptations of certain Biblical stories by Chester Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It: A comic-strip memoir about being a john and Louis Riel returns and with a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most controversial and talked-about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown's fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother. He reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible's representations of sex work. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus is a fitting follow-up to Brown's sui generis graphic memoir Paying for It, which was reviewed twice in The New York Times and hailed by sex workers for Brown's advocacy for the decriminalization and normalization of prostitution. Brown approaches the Bible as he did the life of Louis Riel, making these stories compellingly readable and utterly pertinent to a modern audience. In classic Chester Brown fashion, he provides extensive handwritten endnotes that delve into the biblical lore that informs Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus
Ed the happy clown : a graphic novel by Chester Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 184 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Little Man: Short Strips, 1980 -1995 is a collection of short-story works by the celebrated and bestselling Louis Riel cartoonist Chester Brown. From his early experimental comedic surrealism to his later autobiographical and essay strips, we see not a major talent in development but a fully realised storytelling virtuoso. Included are his early autobiographical stories "Helder" (a story about a young man's tentativeness when pursuing a woman), "Showing Helder" (a blow-by-blow account of the construction of the previous story), and "Danny" (a strangely compelling moment-by-moment account of Brown waking up and trying to avoid contact with a fellow rooming-house tenant). Other standouts are Brown's controversial essay on schizophrenia (specifically his own mother's) and various medical views on this baffling disease, and the title story, "The Little Man," a Freudian classroom romp fantasy by a adolescent Brown that ties into the schizophrenia essay in a surprising way. The acclaimed compendium, culled mostly from his groundbreaking comic book series Yummy Fur, provides a fascinating insight into Brown's psyche; he rounds out the collection with exacting notes on each story
I never liked you : a comic book by Chester Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cette histoire est parue en anglais dans les numéros 26 à 30 de "Yummy Fur", la revue de l'auteur de BD canadien C. Brown. Eminent représentant de la BD autobiographique, il n'hésite pas à livrer au public ses années d'adolescence et le dur apprentissage de ses relations avec les filles
The playboy : a comic book by Chester Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and Polish and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 89 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
Ed the happy clown by Chester Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The playboy : a comic-strip memoir by Chester Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A memoir of shocking honesty by the graphic novelist behind 2011's acclaimed comic Paying for It. As with every Chester Brown book, The Playboy--originally published in 1992--was ahead of its time, illustrating the fearlessness and prescience of the iconoclastic cartoonist. A memoir about Brown's adolescent sexuality and shame, The Playboy chronicles his teenage obsession with the magazine of the same name, but it's also a work that explores the physical form of comics to their fullest storytelling capacity. In it, a fifteen-year-old Chester is visited by a time-traveling adult Chester, and the latter narrates the former's compulsion to purchase each issue of Playboy as it appears on newsstands. Even more fascinating than his obsession with the magazine is his need to keep his habit secret and the resulting lengths to which he goes to avoid detection by his family and, later, his girlfriends
Le Playboy by Chester Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 23 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
The new American splendor anthology by Harvey Pekar( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of material from Pekar's series American splendor
Ed, el payaso feliz by Chester Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hooked on comix( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases some of the greatest second-generation-underground or alternative/contemporary cartoonists working today. A lively and entertaining documentary that delves into the dedicated and creative minds behind some of the most brilliant work in comics
Le petit homme : histoires courtes, 1980-95 by Chester Brown( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 9 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
Underwater( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yummy fur comics( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie pleurait sur les pieds de Jésus : prostitution et obéissance religieuse dans la Bible : un livre contenant des adaptations de certains passages de la Bible by Chester Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

María lloró sobre los pies de Jesús : prostitución y odediencia religiosa en la Biblia : una "novela gráfica" que adapta algunos pasajes bíblicos by Chester Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tras la debatida y valiente apología de la prostitución que fue Pagando por ello, sin duda uno de sus títulos más celebrados, Chester Brown acude ahora a la Biblia para ampliar su minuciosa exploración del oficio más antiguo del mundo. Remontándose a los anales de la mitología judeocristiana, el canadiense observa sin juicio aparente las prerrogativas de algunas mujeres que en su autonomía se alzaron sobre el patriarcado. O cuya servidumbre tal vez podría leerse hoy en clave de subversión. María lloró sobre los pies de Jesús es una novela gráfica tan diáfana en apariencia como compleja en significados. Un trabajo de investigación e interpretación que pretende arrojar luz sobre uno de los temas más conflictivos de nuestra era. (La Cúpula)
Chester Brown : conversations by Chester Brown( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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.

Brown, Chester William David 1960-

Chester Brown Canadees politicus

Chester Brown cartoonist from Canada

Chester Brown dessinateur canadien

Chester Brown kanadischer Comiczeichner

Честер Браун

צ'סטר בראון

브라운, 체스터 1960-


English (139)

French (27)

Spanish (18)

German (3)

Italian (1)

Polish (1)

Korean (1)

I never liked you : a comic-strip narrativeThe little man : short strips, 1980-1995I never liked you : a comic bookThe playboy : a comic bookPaying for it : a comic-strip memoir about being a johnThe new American splendor anthologyEd, el payaso feliz