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.