Regular Beat readers know I’m OBSESSED with Chester Brown’s Mary Wept Over The Feet of Jesus. For many years, I’ve generally admired Brown’s work, from the gonzo Ed the Happy Clown to the devastating I Never Liked You to the eerie Louis Riel. Well, Mary Wept is gonzo, devastating AND eerie! It also has some […]
There’s a new Chester Brown book coming out, and it’s a doozy. It’s called Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, and it examines stories of bibles heroines via their relationship with prostitution. This profession was at the heart of Chester Brown’s previous book, Paying For It, which is all about how he switched to […]
While Gilbert Hernandez is new to the bible comics business, Canadian iconoclast Chester Brown has long been fascinated by scripture; long ago he adapted the gospels of Mark and Matthew in the back of his various comics periodical, but only finished Mark. These were strange, terrifying comics drawn with the inner fury that only Brown […]
§ This appreciation of Cliff Sterrett’s great Polly and Her Pals says many of the right things: More than 50 years later, it’s difficult to explain why Cliff Sterrett’s magnificent creation never quite took flight. To be sure, “Polly” was way ahead of its time. Sterrett’s surrealistic, quasi-cubist artistic style was a unique fixture on […]
A tiny snippt of a lost project that would have animated Chester Brown’s great graphic novel of Canadian history.