Beef Knuckles

Chester Brown Week! Day 5

Posted in Uncategorized by brynzo on July 17, 2010

Chester Brown is a Canadian born comic artist. He began working independently in the late 80′s on his comic Yummy Fur. His work is now published by Drawn and Quarterly. Beef Knuckles dig his comics so much that we’re having a week of Chester Brown. His drawings are great and his comics are dark, humorous, absurd and sometimes quite moving. Chester Brown rules.

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Ok, so i meant to write a post on The Little Man, Chester Brown’s next book, a collection of short works from the 80s to the 90s, but Hon has my copy, and I can’t get any pics. So instead we’ll cut straight to Brown’s grand gesture, Louis Riel. This is Brown’s longest, and most ambitious book. In it, Brown makes the shift from autobiographical to just biographical. It tells the story of Canadian politician, outlaw and now folk hero, Louis Riel. Brown continues to examine mental illness, a re-occurring theme in his comics. Brown’s drawings are, as per usual, great. There is greater clarity in his line and composition, these are his most stylized illustrations to date.

(Sorry about the pics, the book is too fat to scan, and my camera is dodge)

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