Cartoonist Chester Brown appears at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Brown’s graphic/comic work has consistently taken the genre in new directions; from his award-winning comic-strip biography of the renegade Louis Riel to his comic memoir about his own adolescence, The Playboy, and on to his adult experiences in the graphic Paying for It: A Comic-strip Memoir of Being a John, Brown has been telling startling stories and creating crisp, evocative artwork—with hand-drawn endnotes. His latest book is an iconoclastic reinterpretation of the Bible; focusing on passages related to Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother, Brown parses scripture for its views on prostitution, including arguments for decriminalization.
Brown will be in conversation with Elizabeth Nolan Brown, staff editor at Reason magazine, where she covers sex policy, civil liberties, gender issues, and other issues from a libertarian feminist perspective.
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