Title: Yummy Fur
Release: January 1992
Writer and Artist: Chester Brown
Store: Drawn and Quarterly (Montreal)
Issues #26-30 of Yummy Fur were eventually collected in graphic novel form under the title I Never Liked You. The story is autobiographical, chronicling Brown's teenage experiences in suburban Montreal. There's nothing particularly scandalous here as his parents were quite strict, forbidding him ever to swear - even away from the house (thus the story's original F-bomb title). There is a bit of nudity so the book does fall short of child friendly.
Starting with what is essentially the second chapter of the story, I missed out on some of the details regarding individual characters. Gordon is his brother but they play with three other kids - Connie, Carrie and Grant - who are...neighbors? I'll need to go back to the beginning to clear all of this up. There is clearly a mutual love interest between Chester and Carrie but one wonders how far his shyness will allow that to develop.
So, that's four Chester Brown titles for me so far. He's batting .500, 2 for 4, with me.
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