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Chester Brown


Real Name & aliases:

Chester William David Brown

Website:

Country:

Canada

Character:

Award:

  • 1990 Harvey Awards Best Cartoonist,
  • 1990 Harvey Awards Best Graphic Album for "Ed the Happy Clown",
  • 1990 U.K. Comic Art Award Best Graphic Novel/Collection for "Ed the Happy Clown",
  • 1999 Urhunden Prizes Best Foreign Album for "Ed the Happy Clown",
  • 2004 Harvey Awards Best Writer for "Louis Riel,
  • 2004 Harvey Awards Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work for "Louis Riel

Added by: dedalus. Last edit by: Shiwømihz.

Biography

Chester William David Brown (born 16 May 1960) is a Canadian cartoonist. Brown has gone through several stylistic and thematic periods. He gained notice in alternative comics circles in the 1980s for the surreal, scatological Ed the Happy Clown serial. After bringing Ed to an abrupt end, he delved into confessional autobiographical comics in the early 1990s and was strongly associated with fellow Toronto-based cartoonists Seth and Joe Matt, and the contemporary autobiographical comics trend. Two graphic novels came from this period: The Playboy (1992) and I Never Liked You (1994). Surprise mainstream success in the 2000s came with Louis Riel (2003), a historical-biographical graphic novel about rebel Métis leader Louis Riel. Paying for It (2011) drew controversy as a polemic in support of decriminalizing prostitution, a theme he explored further with Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus (2016), a book of adaptations of stories from the Bible that Brown believes promote pro-prostitution attitudes among early Christians. Brown draws from a range of influences, including monster and superhero comic books, underground comix, and comic strips such as Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie. His later works employ a sparse drawing style and flat dialogue. Rather than the traditional method of drawing complete pages, Brown draws individual panels without regard for page composition and assembles them into pages after completion. Since the late 1990s Brown has had a penchant for providing detailed annotations for his work and extensively altering and reformatting older works. Brown at first self-published his work as a minicomic called Yummy Fur beginning in 1983; Toronto publisher Vortex Comics began publishing the series as a comic book in 1986. The content tended towards controversial themes: a distributor and a printer dropped it in the late 1980s, and it has been held up at the Canada–United States border. Since 1991, Brown has associated himself with Montreal publisher Drawn and Quarterly. Following Louis Riel Brown ceased serializing his work to publish graphic novels directly. He has received grants from the Canada Council to complete Louis Riel and Paying for It.

Artistic production

Comic Title Role Publisher Year Language
Paying For It Author Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
The playboy : a comic-strip memoir Author Drawn & Quarterly 2013 English
Paying for it : a comic-strip memoir about being a john 2 Author Drawn & Quarterly 2013 English
Mary wept over the feet of Jesus : prostitution and religious obedience in the Bible Author Drawn & Quarterly 2016 English
I Never Liked You Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
The little man : short strips 1980-1995 Author Drawn & Quarterly 1999 English
Paying for it : a comic-strip memoir about being a john Author Drawn & Quarterly 2011 English
Maria pianse sui piedi di Gesù Author Bao Publishing 2017 Italian
Non mi sei mai piaciuto - Un libro a fumetti Author Black Velvet 1999 Italian
Ed the happy clown : a graphic novel (1st hardcover edition) Author Drawn & Quarterly 2012 English
Chester Brown : conversations Author Mississippi 2014 English
American Splendor #15 Illustrator Harvey Pekar 0 English
I never liked you - A comic strip narrative Author Drawn & Quarterly 2014 English
Il Playboy Author Coconino Press 2016 Hausa
The little man. Storie brevi, 1980-1995 Author Coconino Press 2012 Italian
Tales Of The Uncanny: Double Deal In Dallas! / It Came From... Higher Space! #3 Inker Image Comics 1993 English
Casual Casual #15 Illustrator Peter Dako 0 English
Comic Book Confidential: nn Illustrator Sphinx Productions 0 English
Drawn & Quarterly #4 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
Escape Magazine #7 Illustrator Escape Publishing 0 English
The True North: nn Illustrator Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund 0 English
The True North II: nn Illustrator Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund 0 English
Honk! #1 Illustrator Fantagraphics Books 0 English
Yummy Fur #21 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #22 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #23 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #24 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #25 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
Yummy Fur #26 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
Yummy Fur #27 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
Yummy Fur #28 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
Yummy Fur #29 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
Yummy Fur #30 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
Yummy Fur #31 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
Yummy Fur #32 Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 0 English
Yummy Fur #1 Illustrator Chester Brown 0 English
Yummy Fur #2 Illustrator Chester Brown 0 English
Yummy Fur #3 Illustrator Chester Brown 0 English
Yummy Fur #5 Illustrator Chester Brown 0 English
Yummy Fur #6 Illustrator Chester Brown 0 English
Yummy Fur #7 Illustrator Chester Brown 0 English
Yummy Fur: 1-6 Illustrator Chester Brown 0 English
Yummy Fur #4 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #8 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #9 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #10 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #11 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #12 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #13 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #14 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #15 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #16 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #17 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #18 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #19 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Yummy Fur #20 Illustrator Vortex Comics 0 English
Taboo #1 Illustrator SpiderBaby Grafix & Publications 0 English
Snarf #10 Illustrator Kitchen Sink Press 0 English
Louis Riel, Part 1 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1999 English
Louis Riel, Part 3 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1999 English
Louis Riel, Part 2 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1999 English
Louis Riel, Part 4 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 2000 English
Louis Riel, Part 5 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 2000 English
Louis Riel, Part 10 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 2003 English
Louis Riel, Part 6 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 2001 English
Louis Riel, Part 7 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 2002 English
Louis Riel, Part 8 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 2002 English
Louis Riel, Part 9 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 2003 English
Underwater, Part 10 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1997 English
Underwater, Part 11 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1997 English
Underwater, Part 4 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1995 English
Underwater, Part 5 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1996 English
Underwater, Part 6 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1996 English
Underwater, Part 1 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1994 English
Underwater, Part 3 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1995 English
Underwater, Part 2 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1994 English
Underwater, Part 7 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1996 English
Underwater, Part 8 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1996 English
Underwater, Part 9 Author Illustrator Drawn & Quarterly 1997 English