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The Little Man : Short Strips, 1980-95 - Chester Brown

The Little Man

Short Strips, 1980-95

Paperback

Published: 1st July 2006
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"One of the medium's brilliant mavericks." —Time.com

The Little Man: Short Strips, 1980–1995 is a collection of short-story works by the celebrated and bestselling Louis Riel cartoonist Chester Brown. From his early experimental comedic surrealism to his later autobiographical and essay strips, we see not a major talent in development but a fully realized storytelling virtuoso. Included are his early autobiographical stories “Helder” (a story about a young man’s tentativeness when pursuing a woman), “Showing Helder” (a blow-by-blow account of the construction of the previous story), and “Danny” (a strangely compelling moment-by-moment account of Brown waking up and trying to avoid contact with a fellow rooming-house tenant). Other standouts are Brown’s controversial essay on schizophrenia (specifically his own mother’s) and various medical views on this baffling disease, and the title story, “The Little Man,” a Freudian classroom romp fantasy by a adolescent Brown that ties into the schizophrenia essay in a surprising way. The acclaimed compendium, culled mostly from his groundbreaking comic book series Yummy Fur, provides a fascinating insight into Brown’s psyche; he rounds out the collection with exacting notes on each story.

"A note of pure genius." --Rain Taxi Review of Books

"It might seem jarring for a book to begin with 'The Toilet Paper Revolt' . . . and end with 'My Mom Was a Schizophrenic' . . ., but Brown pulls it off by mixing equal parts surrealism, violence, and contemplation. As a whole, this book tells another story: the maturing of an artist." --Details

"Outrageous, surreal, hushed, mystical, and, often, funny as hell." --Metro Times (Detroit)

"They universally exhibit Brown's inimitable mix of intimate and surreal." --Now A note of pure genius. "Rain Taxi Review of Books"

It might seem jarring for a book to begin with 'The Toilet Paper Revolt' . . . and end with 'My Mom Was a Schizophrenic' . . ., but Brown pulls it off by mixing equal parts surrealism, violence, and contemplation. As a whole, this book tells another story: the maturing of an artist. "Details"

Outrageous, surreal, hushed, mystical, and, often, funny as hell. "Metro Times (Detroit)"

They universally exhibit Brown's inimitable mix of intimate and surreal. "Now"" "A note of pure genius." --"Rain Taxi Review of Books" "It might seem jarring for a book to begin with 'The Toilet Paper Revolt' . . . and end with 'My Mom Was a Schizophrenic' . . ., but Brown pulls it off by mixing equal parts surrealism, violence, and contemplation. As a whole, this book tells another story: the maturing of an artist." --"Details" "Outrageous, surreal, hushed, mystical, and, often, funny as hell." --"Metro Times" (Detroit) "They universally exhibit Brown's inimitable mix of intimate and surreal." --"Now" "A note of pure genius." -- "Rain Taxi Review of Books" "It might seem jarring for a book to begin with 'The Toilet Paper Revolt' . . . and end with 'My Mom Was a Schizophrenic' . . ., but Brown pulls it off by mixing equal parts surrealism, violence, and contemplation. As a whole, this book tells another story: the maturing of an artist." -- "Details" "Outrageous, surreal, hushed, mystical, and, often, funny as hell." -- "Metro Times" (Detroit) "They universally exhibit Brown's inimitable mix of intimate and surreal." -- "Now"

ISBN: 9781896597133
ISBN-10: 1896597130
Series: Drawn & Quarterly Anthology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st July 2006
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5