The Little Man: Short Strips, 1980-1995

  • Title: The Little Man: Short Strips, 1980-1995
  • Author: Chester Brown
  • ISBN: 9781896597164
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Little Man Short Strips The Little Man contains numerous rare and otherwise impossible to find gems that appeared in a string of long out of print anthologies and early issues of the classic comic book series Yummy Fur
    The Little Man contains numerous rare and otherwise impossible to find gems that appeared in a string of long out of print anthologies and early issues of the classic comic book series Yummy Fur.

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    About Chester Brown


    1. Chester Brown was born in Montreal, Canada on May 16, 1960 and grew up in the nearby suburb of Chateauquay His career path was set at the age of 12 when the local newspaper, The St Lawrence Sun, published one of his comic strips.Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.At 19, he moved to Toronto and got a day job while he worked on his skills as a cartoonist at night and on weekends In 1983, he began to self publish his work in photocopied mini comics under the title Yummy Fur These pamphlets attracted attention in comic book industry publications, and in 1986 the Toronto based comic book publisher Vortex Comics approached Brown The first Vortex issue of Yummy Fur sold well, and Brown quit his day job and began working full time as a cartoonist.In the pages of Yummy Fur, Brown serialized a bleakly humorous story called Ed the Happy Clown which was published as a graphic novel in 1989 and went on to win several awards.In 1991, Chris Oliveros managed to convince Brown to sign on with Oliveros s new comic book company, Drawn Quarterly Brown s The Playboy was released in 1992 and was the first graphic novel published by D Q.In 1994, Drawn Quarterly published I Never Liked You Brown believes that this autobiographical work about his adolescence is his best book.Brown was persuaded in 1998 to assemble a book collecting his shorter pieces The Little Man Short Strips, 1980 1995.Also in 1998, Brown began work on Louis Riel A Comic Strip Biography which was finally completed in mid 2003 and collected as a critically acclaimed graphic novel later that year.


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    1. "The Little Man" is one of many strips contained within this excellent collection. "Helder" is the story of an unruly tenant in a shared house Brown is living in and he memorably depicts Helder as a scary, tragic figure. "Showing Helder" is Brown showing the strip "Helder" to his girlfriend and fellow artist Seth and their reactions. Both strips are better than you'd think given these brief descriptions. "Danny's Story" is another angry, stupid and dislikable tenant who bothers Brown in the morn [...]

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    2. If it were to be judged by the content of the individual shorts, this collection doesn't merit 5 stars. These aren't all amazing strips. However, the whole is much greater than the shorts and in no other way could the growth and style of the author be better expressed. Candid and unfiltered, Chester Brown's voice is warm and private paradoxically by how removed he presents his narrative. This is the best example of growth in the medium.

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    3. This was definitely a mixed bag. Some of the comics were interesting, but none of them really stood out as any fantastic. I'm not really sure how I feel about all the penis and masturbation stuff, just not something I can in any way relate to, so it kinda fell flat to me.

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    4. Once again, Chester Brown proves himself to be a brilliant cartoonist, and one of my favorites.

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    5. Il volume lo compri sulla fiducia: è Chester Brown, quello di "Non mi sei mai piaciuto". Poi inizi a leggere la (spassosa) introduzione e l'autore stesso ti dice che non ama particolarmente nessuno dei racconti presentati, che sono tutti lavori acerbi. Poi leggi le prime storie (o schegge di storie) e capisci quanto siano acerbe. Ma, dannazione, c'è qualcosa in ognuna di queste storie: la sua fantasia deviata che ti impedisce di liquidarle velocemente. Un modo di raccontare che ti ricorda Dani [...]

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    6. A very fun and clever book by, again, Chester Brown which covers every comic he has done from the time he moved out of home when he was 19 chronologically to 1995 where I’m assuming he was 34. Many of these are more along the lines of Ed the Happy Clown (such as The Little Man which the book is named after), many are autobiographical, and one that I thought was very cool was a comic about his process of making comics. The comic on the back cover has him talking to Aliens and showing them clipp [...]

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    7. As a collection of Chester Brown's short strips from the beginning of his career up until shortly before this collection was published, this is quite a mixed bag of competence, content, length, you name it. Some of the early strips are pretty unsophisticated and stylistically crude, though even the most unaccomplished have some degree of appeal. Brown's development from surreal iconoclast to autobiographist to polemicist tracks across the book. Several strips are brilliant in different ways--chi [...]

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    8. Otra historieta con tintes autobiográficos que leo de este hombre (al menos parte del tomo lo es) y otra vez me parece que el tipo tiene cero empatía con la gente que lo rodea. Lo iba a puntuar con 2 estrellas por lo mal que me cae el autor/personaje, pero promedio para arriba porque hay varias historietas medio surrealistas que están bastante bien y los extras suman puntos (aunque muchas veces parece que están solamente para justificar las cosas chotas de sus comics), aunque me quedaron un [...]

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    9. If the comics themselves don't draw you in, this book is an interesting read for anyone who goes through a creative process. Brown's willing to reveal ides that turned into nothing and strips helped him to move forward in his creative process. And it's almost worth the read just for the notes at the notes at the end, where he details how he came up with certain ideas, what he was reading or how he did further research.

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    10. This book is a collection of random short strips written by Chester Brown. They're basically fun, underground comicsy things. Just little tidbits, either silly or serious or somewhere in the middle. There were some bits I liked. Other bits were kind of a slog. I think it's probably a good book to get if you're a Chester Brown fan and want to make sure you aren't missing anything, but I can't say I was all that impressed with it.

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    11. This is my first exposure to Chester Brown's work, a collection of cartoons and stories from the '80s and '90s. The stories in the first half of the book mostly fell flat for me. I didn't find them funny, I didn't feel enlightened, and I just didn't get them. The autobiographical (and longer) tales, notably Helder and Showing Helder I found more interesting. Fans of his work will likely better appreciate this collection.

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    12. Chester Brown is one of my favorite cartoonists, and there are several stories in this collection that may appeal to the curious reader. However, this collection is probably not the place to begin if you are unfamiliar with Brown's work. If you are a fan of Brown, look for the new edition (not pictured here) which contains Brown's notes on his early work.

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    13. An excellent retrospective of short work from the famed Canadian cartoonist, complete with detailed end-notes about the composition of each piece. Brown's work evolved from surreal beginnings in the R. Crumb tradition to much more emotionally involved autobiographical material a la Art Spiegelman. Dynamic and moving all around.

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    14. Wonderful collection of Chester Brown's shorter, earlier works not collected elsewhere. We recently interviewed him on The Comics Alternative podcast: comicsalternative/comics-a.

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    15. A good intro to the slice-of-life comics, and although it's racy, it sort of lacks the edge that other comics have. It definitely made me laugh, though, and was overall a very pleasant read.

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    16. His notes are always so fantastic!

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    17. Chester might well be my favorite comic artist. I wish I could get my hands on a copy of Ed the Happy Clown.

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    18. Helder is the best part of this collection.

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    19. Of interest only to Chester Brown devotees.

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    20. ★★★½

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    21. ouais pas mal. je trouve que les dernièrs histoires sont les meilleurs. mais si on aime chester brown, on aime ce livre aussi.

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