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CHESTER BROWN discusses his new graphic novel MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS, together with FIONA DUNCAN

Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus (Drawn + Quarterly)

Chester Brown (author of the bestselling Paying for It: A comic-strip memoir of being a john) continues his thoughts on sex work by retelling nine stories from Hebrew scriptures and the Christian New Testament. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus forms a fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. 

Brown will be reading from Mary Wept and will be joined in conversation by Fiona Duncan, journalist and Sex & Lives columnist for Adult Magazine. 

Chester Brown was born in Montreal in 1960 and is best known for his two recent nonfiction graphic novels: the meticulously researched and Harvey Award­ winning Louis Riel and the controversial, critically acclaimed Paying for It. Brown began self­publishing his comic book series Yummy Fur at twenty­ three, and has been publishing with D+Q since 1991. He is the author of The Playboy, I Never Liked You, The Little Man, and Ed The Happy Clown. Brown lives in Toronto, where he ran for Parliament twice as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada.

Fiona Duncan is a Los Angeles-based Canadian-American writer and artist, and a former bookseller at Drawn & Quarterly's flagship store in Montreal,  Quebec. She has written for New York Magazine, W, Sex, Canadian Art, and Texte zur Kunst, amongst many others. She's also a Sex columnist with both Adult and Kaleidoscope magazines, and has an erotic novella forthcoming from Badlands Unlimited. 

Event date: 
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027