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The Little Man: Short Strips 1980-1995

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The Little Man: Short Strips 1980-1995


The acclaimed compendium, culled mostly from his groundbreaking comic book series Yummy Fur, provides a fascinating insight into Brown's psyche; he rounds out the collection with exacting notes on each story. Included are his early autobiographical stories "Helder" (a story about a young man's tentativeness when pursuing a woman), "Showing Helder" (a blow-by-blow account of the construction of the previous story), and "Danny" (a strangely compelling moment-by-moment account of Brown waking up and trying to avoid contact with a fellow rooming-house tenant). Other standouts are Brown's controversial essay on schizophrenia (specifically his own mother's) and various medical views on this baffling disease, and the title story, "The Little Man," a Freudian classroom romp fantasy by a adolescent Brown that ties into the schizophrenia essay in a surprising way.


The Little Man: Short Strips 1980-1995
by Chester Brown

  • Publication Date: August 8, 2006
  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
  • ISBN-10: 1896597130
  • ISBN-13: 9781896597133