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Author Brown, Chester, 1960-

Title Chester Brown : conversations / edited by Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman ; annotated by Chester Brown
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Conversations with comic artists
Conversations with comic artists.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chronology -- Chester Brown -- The Chester Brown Interview -- Chester Brown -- Shades of Brown -- Two-Handed Man Interviews Cartoonist Chester Brown -- Chester Brown Restrains Himself -- On the Real: An Interview with Chester Brown -- Chester Brown -- Chester Brown: Louis Riel's Comic-Strip Biographer -- Chester Brown -- Chester Brown -- Chester Brown on Prostitution, Romantic Love, and Being a John -- Laying It Bare: An Interview with Chester Brown -- Interview: Chester Brown -- The Pickup Artist: An Interview with Chester Brown -- Chester Brown on Sex, Love, and Paying for It -- Selected Critical Works -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-240) and index
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Subject Brown, Chester, 1960- -- Interviews
Brown, Chester, 1960-
Cartoonists -- Canada -- Interviews
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Comics & Graphic Novels.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Artists, Architects, Photographers.
ART -- Techniques -- Drawing.
Genre/Form Interviews
Form Electronic book
Author Grace, Dominick, 1976- editor
Hoffman, Eric, 1963- editor.
LC no. 2013017310
ISBN 9781621039693