The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It: A
Comic-Strip Memoir About Being a John returns with a polemical
interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most
controversial and talked-about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wepte
over the feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics from of nine
biblical stories that present Chester Brown's fascinating and
starling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution.
Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab,
Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and he Birgin Mother and the reassesses the
Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the
Bible's representations of sex work. Mary Wept over the Feet of
Jesus is a fitting follow-up to Brown's sui generis graphic memoir
Paying for It, which was reviewed twice in the New York Times and
hailed by sex workers for Brown's advocacy for the
decriminalization and normalization of prostitution. Brown
approaches the Bible as he did the life of Louis Riel, making these
stories compellingly readable and utterly pertinent to a modern
audience. In classic Chester Brown fashion, he provides extensive
handwritten endnotes that delve into the biblical lore that informs
Mary Wept over the feet of Jesus. 'There aren't many cartoonists as
brave - or frankly, as strange - as this Canadian artist.' -
Drawn & Quarterly
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||108 x 191 x 27mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
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