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Chester Brown on tour for another scandalous comic book!

Panels from Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown.

Panels from Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown.

Chester Brown 2016 tour dates

Chester Brown has never been one to shy away from controversy. Following his graphic-novel retelling of the Metis Uprising in Louis Riel, the Toronto-based cartoonist returned to autobiography to present a memoir of his life as a frequenter of prostitutes. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus: Prostitution and Religious Obedience in The Bible (Drawn & Quarterly) which presents his take on stories from The Bible that condone and legitimize prostitution.

This spring, Brown is heading out on tour for the book. He’ll be reading from his interpretations of stories from the Hebrew scriptures and Christian New Testament. In many cities, he’ll be joined in conversation with local sex worker rights’ advocates. There is no Vancouver date, but he will be in Seattle April 16 (see dates below).

Mary Wept isn’t Brown’s first stab at interpreting stories from The Bible in cartoon form. In Yummy Fur, his first comic, he would often include Biblical pieces at the back of the book.

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BERKELEY, CA
Wednesday, April 13th, 7:30 pm
Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Ave.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Thursday, April 14th, 7:30 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave.
In conversation with Siouxsie Q

LOS ANGELES, CA
Friday, April 15th, 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
in conversation with Fiona Duncan

SEATTLE, WA
Saturday, April 16th, 7 pm
Hugo House with Short Run Seattle, 1634 11th Ave.
in conversation with Maggie McNeill and Sara Lerner

TORONTO, ON
Wednesday, April 20th, 7 pm
Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields with the The Beguiling Books & Art, 103 Bellevue Ave.
in conversation with Alex Tigchelaar and Rev. Maggie Helwig

NEW YORK, NY
Tuesday, April 26th, 7 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe with Word, 126 Crosby St.
in conversation with Dr. Melissa Ditmore and Ceyenne Doroshow

WASHINGTON, DC
Wednesday, April 27th, 7 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore with SPX, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
in conversation with Elizabeth Nolan Brown

WINNIPEG, MB
Tuesday, May 3rd, 7 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave.

TORONTO, ON
Saturday, May 14th + Sunday, May 15th
TCAF – The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

MONTREAL, QC
Thursday, May 26th, 7 pm
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard O.

MONTREAL, QC
Friday, May 27th through Sunday, May 29th
Festival BD de Montréal (FBDM), Parc Lafontaine’s Espace Lafontaine

CHICAGO, IL
Saturday, June 11th + Sunday, June 12th
Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Ave.

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