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Image: Ed the Happy Clown HC
Ed the Happy Clown HC
(Drawn & Quarterly)

In the late 1980s, the idiosyncratic Chester Brown (author of the much-lauded Paying for It and Louis Riel) began writing the cult classic comic book series Yummy Fur. Within its pages, he serialized the groundbreaking Ed the Happy Clown, revealing a macabre universe of parallel dimensions. Ed the Happy Clown is a hallucinatory tale that functions simultaneously as a dark roller-coaster ride of criminal activity and a scathing condemnation of religious and political charlatanism. Brown leaves us wondering, with every twist of the plot, just how Ed will get out of this scrape. [(W/A/CA) Chester Brown]

SRP: $24.95 Your Price: $21.21

Image: I Never Liked You SC  (new printing)

In one of the best graphic novels published in recent years, Chester Brown tells the story of his alienated youth in an almost detached, understated manner, giving the book an eerie, dream-like quality. For the new definitive softcover edition Brown has designed new layouts for the entire book, using "white" panel backgrounds instead of the black pages of the first edition. [Chester Brown]

SRP: $16.95 Your Price: $14.40

Image: Little Man SC  (new printing)
Little Man SC (new printing)
(Drawn & Quarterly)

(W/A) Chester Brown From his early experimental comedic surrealism to his later autobiographical and essay strips, we see the progress from a major talent in development to a fully realized storytelling virtuoso. Included are his early autobiographical stories such as 'Helder,' a story about a young man's tentativeness when pursuing a woman. The acclaimed compendium, culled mostly from his groundbreaking comic book series Yummy Fur, provides a fascinating insight into Brown's psyche.

SRP: $14.95 Your Price: $12.71

Image: Louis Riel SC
Louis Riel SC
(Drawn & Quarterly)

(W/A/C) Chester Brown The classic historical biography, back in a new 4th paperback printing! Chester Brown reinvents the comic-book medium to create the critically acclaimed historical biography Louis Riel, winning the Harvey Awards for ""best writing"" and ""best graphic novel"" for his compelling, meticulous, and dispassionate re-telling of the charismatic, and perhaps insane, 19th-century Métis leader. Brown coolly documents with dramatic subtlety the violent rebellion on the Canadian prairie led by Riel, who some regard a martyr who died in the name of freedom, while others consider him a treacherous murderer.

SRP: $17.95 Your Price: $15.26

Image: Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography SC  (10th Anniversary edition)

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Louis Riel's publication, Drawn and Quarterly is reissuing the book as a deluxe paperback, with a new introduction contextualizing the work's importance and the original pamphlet covers collected and reproduced in full color. As well, this edition will provide an overview of Brown's creative process and will include rare, never before published panel studies from the work. Louis Riel tells the story of the charismatic, and perhaps mad, nineteenth-century Metis leader whose struggle to win rights for his people led to violent rebellion on the nation's western frontier. Chester Brown's carefully researched, exquisitely illustrated, and much-lauded biography goes deep into the myths and the facts about this man, whose place in Canadian history is troubled. [(W/A/CA) Chester Brown]

SRP: $21.95 Your Price: $18.65

Image: Paying for It HC
Paying for It HC
(Drawn & Quarterly)

(W/A) Chester Brown Brown calmly lays out the facts of how he became not only a willing participant in but 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 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 clichéd street corners, drugs, or pimps. Complete with a surprise ending, Paying For It provides endless debate and conversation about sex work and will be the most talked-about graphic novel of 2011.

SRP: $24.95 Your Price: $21.21

Image: Paying for It SC
Paying for It SC
(Drawn & Quarterly)

Paying For It was easily the most talked-about and controversial graphic novel of 2011, a critical success so innovative and complex that it received two rave reviews in the New York Times, and sold out of its first print run in just six months. Chester Brown calmly lays out the facts of how he became not only a willing participant in, but a vocal proponent of one of the world's most hot-button topics - prostitution. Complete with a surprise ending, Paying for It continues to provide endless debate and conversation about sex work. [(W/A/CA) Chester Brown]

SRP: $19.95 Your Price: $16.96

Image: Playboy SC
Playboy SC
(Drawn & Quarterly)

The Playboy is a memoir about Brown's adolescence, sexuality, and shame that chronicles his teenage obsession with the magazine of the same name. Exploring the physical form of comics to its fullest storytelling capacity, 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 Brown's need to keep this habit secret, and the great lengths to which he goes to avoid detection by, at first, his family, and then, later, by girlfriends. [(W/A/CA) Chester Brown]

SRP: $16.95 Your Price: $14.41


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