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Re: “The double message of Chester Brown's Paying for It

I read "Paying for It" in the context of Brown's earlier graphic (short) novel, "The Playboy," in which there are a few drawings after Playboy photos, but most of the comic book (?) is illustration of a younger Chester and his agonized adolescent ambivalence about jerking off to Playboy magazine pix. Similarly, in "Paying for It," most of it is the abovementioned skeletal Brown and very little actual CELEBRATION of the sexual act, or of sensuality in general. I think it says more about those males who are frustrated, sexually, and find that their very human desires make them feel condemned as outsiders in Canadian-American society.

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Posted by Don Riggs on 09/27/2011 at 4:01 PM

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