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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: CAN SPECFIC BRO2012
Title: Ed the Happy Clown
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Personal name: Brown, Chester
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001331 checked in 2018-08-03 19:52:15

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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Speculative Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9781770460751
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Drawn and Quarterly
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2012
Summary, etc. note: In the late 1980s, the idiosyncratic Chester Brown (author of the muchlauded Paying for It and Louis Riel) began writing the cult classic comic book series Yummy Fur. Within its pages, he serialized the groundbreaking Ed the Happy Clown, revealing a macabre universe of parallel dimensions. Thanks to its wholly original yet disturbing story lines, Ed set the stage for Brown to become a world-renowned cartoonist. Ed the Happy Clown is a hallucinatory tale that functions simultaneously as a dark roller-coaster ride of criminal activity and a scathing condemnation of religious and political charlatanism. As the world around him devolves into madness, the eponymous Ed escapes variously from a jealous boyfriend, sewer monsters, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a janitor with a Jesus complex. Brown leaves us wondering, with every twist of the plot, just how Ed will get out of this scrape. The intimate, tangled world of Ed the Happy Clown is definitively presented here, repackaged with a new foreword by the author and an extensive notes section, and is, like every Brown book, astonishingly perceptive about the zeitgeist of its time.
Expansion of summary note: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Canadian, comix, surreal, 1980s, macabre, horror, absurd, cult classic, parallel dimensions, time travel, mature, adult, hallucinatory, social commentary, politics, religion
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