(June 2006)

Drawn & Quarterly, 2006 Series
 
Price:
14.95 USD; 19.95 CAD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Drawn & Quarterly
Brand:
D & Q
ISBN:
1-896597-13-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781896597133
Editing:
Chris Oliveros (publisher); Chester Brown
Format:
Small graphic novel; perfect bound; 6 inches by 9 inches

["It was early 1980..."] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Chester Brown
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Comic strip cover about the creation of "The Toilet Paper Revolt".

Preface (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Reprints:

The Toilet Paper Revolt (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Toilet paper comes to life and takes over earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Originally planned as the start of a much longer graphic novel or series.

City Swine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Uncle Adolf explains that pigs used to live in the city.
Reprints:

Walrus Blubber Sandwitch (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Aliens kidnap a walrus and drop it into a restaurant.
Reprints:

Mars (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mars defeats the earthmen and a guy and a girl try to find sea serpents.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Small part of last panel appears to have been blown up and used as cover for Yummy Fur (Chester Brown, 1983 series) #3 and Yummy Fur (Vortex, 1986 series) #1.

Bob Crosby and his Electric T.V. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Bob Crosby's TV tells him to do things.
Reprints:

Dirk The Gerbil (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Characters:
Dirk; Angel; God
Synopsis:
The death of Dirk.
Reprints:

About Brad's Enlightenment (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Reprints:

Garbage Day (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A woman takes out the garbage and it runs away.
Reprints:

My Old Neighborhood (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A naked alien gets shot in a suburban neighborhood.
Reprints:

An Authentic Inuit Folk Song (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A boy at school makes up an "authentic" Inuit folk song.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inuit is misspelled as "Innuit" in the title in the original printing. Spelling of title is corrected in Little Man reprint (2006 version, possibly in 1998 version).

I Live In The Bottomless Pit (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A man falls into a pit and meets the anti-Christ.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the comments section of Little Man (2006 edition), Chester Brown mentions that the seventh issue of Yummy Fur may not be the first appearance of this strip. It was originally drawn for another zine but he doesn't remember the zine's name, the guy who published the zine or whether or not it ever appeared.

Things to Avoid Stepping On (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Reprints:

Help Me Dear (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Reprints:

The Gourmets From Planet X (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Mama; Father; Daughter; Alien #1; Alien #2
Synopsis:
An alien invasion where the aliens are looking for snot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Best Comics of the Decade, the reason this was chosen was because Fantagraphics already had the film for it and Chester Brown was too lazy to send them anything else (as per Chester Brown in the notes for The Little Man).

A Late Night Snack (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Characters:
Gerbil; Bunny
Reprints:

An American Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
humour
Synopsis:
Americans and their guns
Reprints:

The Twin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
religious
Characters:
Jesus; Joseph; Mary
Synopsis:
An enigmatic tale taken from the Gnostic manuscript "Pistis Sophia." A child looking just like Jesus arrives at Joseph and Mary's house. Jesus, who has been working nearby, states that he's been waiting for him.
Reprints:

Back to Obedience School (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Gerbil; Bunny
Synopsis:
Gerbil takes his giant dog for a walk and runs into Bunny.
Reprints:

Anti-Censorship Propaganda (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Reprints:

The Afternoon of March the 3rd 1988 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Reprints:
  • from The Puma Blues (?, ? series) #20

Helder (Table of Contents)

Autobiography of Chester Brown / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Chester Brown; Helder; Donna
Synopsis:
Chester moves into an apartment building, meets Helder and regrets not helping a fellow resident, Donna
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

Chester Brown's first autobiographical story in Yummy Fur. Issue 20's story "Showing Helder" is about how this story was drawn and edited.

Showing Helder (Table of Contents)

Autobiography of Chester Brown / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Chester Brown; Kris; Seth; Mark Askwith
Synopsis:
Chester Brown writes and draws the previous issue of Yummy Fur and debates with his friends and fellow artists on whether he should speak directly to the audience or not.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Indexer Notes

No panel borders, just white backgrounds. Also shows how Chester Brown works, individual panels stuck onto boards. Mark Askwith is only mentioned by first name, but at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2009, in on a panel with Scott McCloud, he mentioned being in this comic.

The Little Man: A True Story (Table of Contents)

The Autobiography of Chester Brown / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
biography; fantasy
Characters:
Chester Brown; Russell
Synopsis:
Chester re-tells a story that he made up as a child about his penis being very long and being chased around by the RCMP for having it hanging out.
Reprints:

The Weird Canadian Artist (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part One Circa 1973; Part Two Circa 2050.

Danny's Story (Table of Contents)

Chester Brown Autobiography / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Chester Brown; Danny
Synopsis:
Chester Brown is trapped in his room by Danny, his housemate.
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

["Knock, Knock"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
biography; fantasy
Characters:
Chester Brown; Sook-Yin
Synopsis:
Dream-like story where Sook-Yin (Chester Brown's girlfriend) wanders an empty city and then finds him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last panel states "Drawn for Sook-Yin with love. Jan. 23-25, 93 -- Chester". Story title from table of contents.

My Mom Was a Schizophrenic (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Chester Brown
Reprints:
Keywords:
autobiography

Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Letters:
Chester Brown

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Indexer Notes

Notes for "My Mom Was a Schizophrenic" from Yummy Fur, some of the rest of the notes from the first printing of The Little Man and some notes are new for this edition. Also includes a strip Brown did when he was 12 and a copy of the strip from the front cover without the title over top of it.

["Earthling, we are searching for your planet's greatest cartoonist."] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chester Brown
Pencils:
Chester Brown
Inks:
Chester Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chester Brown

Genre:
humour
Characters:
Chester Brown
Synopsis:
Chester Brown is approached by aliens who like short comic strips.

Indexer Notes

On back cover. New to this edition.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["It was early 1980..."]
  2. 1. Preface
  3. 2. The Toilet Paper Revolt
  4. 3. City Swine
  5. 4. Walrus Blubber Sandwitch
  6. 5. Mars
  7. 6. Bob Crosby and his Electric T.V.
  8. 7. Dirk The Gerbil
  9. 8. About Brad's Enlightenment
  10. 9. Garbage Day
  11. 10. My Old Neighborhood
  12. 11. An Authentic Inuit Folk Song
  13. 12. I Live In The Bottomless Pit
  14. 13. Things to Avoid Stepping On
  15. 14. Help Me Dear
  16. 15. The Gourmets From Planet X
  17. 16. A Late Night Snack
  18. 17. An American Story
  19. 18. The Twin
  20. 19. Back to Obedience School
  21. 20. Anti-Censorship Propaganda
  22. 21. The Afternoon of March the 3rd 1988
  23. 22. Helder
    Autobiography of Chester Brown
  24. 23. Showing Helder
    Autobiography of Chester Brown
  25. 24. The Little Man: A True Story
    The Autobiography of Chester Brown
  26. 25. The Weird Canadian Artist
  27. 26. Danny's Story
    Chester Brown Autobiography
  28. 27. ["Knock, Knock"]
  29. 28. My Mom Was a Schizophrenic
  30. 29. Notes
  31. 30. ["Earthling, we are searching for your planet's greatest cartoonist."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome