The Playboy has the premise of ...more
What probably distinguishes Brown from many of his auto-biographical comic imitators is how masterful he is at treating such a ...more
The most interesting thing about Chester Brown's autobiographical works are their honesty. Please read "I Never Liked You" if you have not read any yet before: it appeals more, and to a greater audience. Unthrilling but readable; I do not understand how anyone could love this.
What's motivating me to read Chester Brown's autobiographicals is that he grew up in Montreal.
Having that as my motivation indicates at self-loathing for being interested in reading this particular edition, ironically pro...more
That said, it really wasn't that bad. The art was a lot more detailed then Paying for it or Mary Wept - but I couldn't help but feel like it left me rather unsatisfied. Compared to his later works, this feels a little self-indulgent. But becoming more interesting over the course of one's career is far from earth shatteringly surprising. I'll definitely be checking out more of his work. This guy ...more
But don't get me wrong, it's totally worth the read! There are some seriously funny moments in it, and his honesty is always admirable. It's an entertaining glimpse into the master ...more
On a side note, I had a hard time imagining teens today having the same experiences given the abundance of material online changing accessibility and one's ability to be discreet. Hopefully that me ...more
Through about the first third, I got the feeling it was a very simplistic look at male guilt over sexual feelings, but what was simplistic quickly became complex and honest.
While the exact situations presented by Brown are nothing I can identify with, the feelings of guilt, shame and isolation I can certainly empathize with. And I thought his use of a little devil-winged "conscience" type of creature as a narrator was appropri ...more
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.
At 19, he moved to Toronto and got a day job while he worked on his skills as a ca ...more