I Never Liked You

I Never Liked You is a graphic novel by Canadian cartoonist Chester Brown.wikipedia
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Chester Brown

I Never Liked You is a graphic novel by Canadian cartoonist Chester Brown.
Two graphic novels came from this period: The Playboy (1992) and I Never Liked You (1994).

Yummy Fur (comics)

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The story first ran between 1991 and 1993 under the title Fuck, in issues of Brown's comic book Yummy Fur; published in book form by Drawn and Quarterly in 1994. From 1983 he self-published a minicomic titled Yummy Fur.
Some of Brown's best-known comics were first published in Yummy Fur, including the surreal, taboo-breaking Ed the Happy Clown and the comics from his autobiographical period, which included the graphic novels The Playboy and I Never Liked You.

Chester Brown's autobiographical comics

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I Never Liked You was the last work of Brown's early autobiographical period.
During this period Brown produced a number of short strips and two graphic novels: The Playboy (1992) and I Never Liked You (1994).

The Playboy

Brown intended I Never Liked You as part of a longer work with what became his previous book, The Playboy (1992), but found the larger story too complex to handle at once.
Brown conceived it as a longer work with what became his next graphic novel, I Never Liked You (1994), but found the larger story too complex to handle at once.

Ed the Happy Clown

Brown established his reputation in the early alternative comics scene of the 1980s with the surreal, taboo-breaking Ed the Happy Clown.
Brown grew up in a strictly Baptist household in which he was not allowed to swear, as depicted in Brown's graphic novel I Never Liked You (1994).

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Brown announced in Louis Riel 7 a recall of the first 600 copies of the edition, citing that the paper it was printed on was too transparent.
He added appendices to the 1998 collection of short strips, The Little Man, and the 2002 reprinting of I Never Liked You.

Paying for It

In 2011 Brown returned to autobiography and his relations with women with the graphic novel Paying for It, a polemic arguing for the decriminalization of prostitution.
Brown has focused on his problems with relating to women in previous works, most notably in his books The Playboy and I Never Liked You.

Graphic novel

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I Never Liked You is a graphic novel by Canadian cartoonist Chester Brown.

Extraversion and introversion

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It deals with the teenage Brown's introversion and difficulty talking to others, especially members of the opposite sex—including his mother, to whom he is unable to express affection even as she lies dying in the hospital.

Alternative comics

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Brown established his reputation in the early alternative comics scene of the 1980s with the surreal, taboo-breaking Ed the Happy Clown.

Autobiographical comics

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He brought that story to an abrupt end in 1989 when, excited by the autobiographical comics of Joe Matt and Julie Doucet, he turned towards personal stories.

Julie Doucet

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He brought that story to an abrupt end in 1989 when, excited by the autobiographical comics of Joe Matt and Julie Doucet, he turned towards personal stories.

Seth (cartoonist)

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The uncomplicated artwork of his friend and fellow Toronto cartoonist Seth inspired him to simplify his own.

Jeffrey Brown (cartoonist)

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I Never Liked You was well received, and its influence can be found in the work of cartoonists such as Jeffrey Brown, Ariel Schrag and Anders Nilsen.

Ariel Schrag

I Never Liked You was well received, and its influence can be found in the work of cartoonists such as Jeffrey Brown, Ariel Schrag and Anders Nilsen.

Anders Nilsen (cartoonist)

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I Never Liked You was well received, and its influence can be found in the work of cartoonists such as Jeffrey Brown, Ariel Schrag and Anders Nilsen.

Châteauguay

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Brown grew up in Châteauguay, a Montreal suburb with a large English-speaking minority; he does not speak French.

Montreal

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Brown grew up in Châteauguay, a Montreal suburb with a large English-speaking minority; he does not speak French.

Comic book

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He described himself as a "nerdy teenager" attracted to comic books from a young age, and sought a career in superhero comics, but was unsuccessful in finding work with Marvel or DC after graduating from high school.

Superhero comics

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He described himself as a "nerdy teenager" attracted to comic books from a young age, and sought a career in superhero comics, but was unsuccessful in finding work with Marvel or DC after graduating from high school.

Marvel Comics

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He described himself as a "nerdy teenager" attracted to comic books from a young age, and sought a career in superhero comics, but was unsuccessful in finding work with Marvel or DC after graduating from high school.

DC Comics

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He described himself as a "nerdy teenager" attracted to comic books from a young age, and sought a career in superhero comics, but was unsuccessful in finding work with Marvel or DC after graduating from high school.

Minicomic

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From 1983 he self-published a minicomic titled Yummy Fur.

Vortex Comics

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From 1986 Toronto-based Vortex Comics began publishing Yummy Fur.

Harvey Award

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The book gained praise from fans, critics, and other cartoonists, and won a Harvey Award.