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Drawn Out: The 50 Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels

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'Paying for It,' Chester Brown


'Paying for It,' Chester Brown
Courtesy Drawn and Quartley
36/50

There aren't many cartoonists as brave — or frankly, as strange — as this Canadian artist, once known for his pure near-randomness (Yummy Fur) and detailing his nation's history (Louis Riel). Paying for It is about Brown's experiences with soliciting prostitutes; as you might imagine, the 2011 book proved mighty controversial, with many calling Brown's end-noted advocacy for the oldest profession artistically distracting and ethically problematic. Nevertheless, it was one of the year's best books and is definitely worth a read.


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