Chester Brown (867 words)

Andrew Lesk (University of Toronto)
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Tweet Report an Error


Born in Chateauguay, a suburb of Montreal, Chester Brown professed early on an admiration for comics, and superheroes in particular. In his late teens, he travelled to New York and visited the editors of comic concerns such as Marvel and DC. He returned to Montreal after receiving encouragement but no job offers. He then returned to school, briefly, and then made a second trip to New York, where his work was again rejected.

He decided, instead, to pursue his new interest in underground zones, and moved to Toronto in 1979. He continued to draw strips for the alternative press, which meant a pauper-like existence. A submission to Raw Magazine was turned down, though he received a good deal of encouragement. Friendships …

Citation: Lesk, Andrew. "Chester Brown". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 March 2008 [, accessed 24 October 2021.]

12055 Chester Brown 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here