Thursday, December 31, 2015 |
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. Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown's startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany and the Virgin Mother and reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible's representations of sex work. (From Drawn & Quarterly)
From Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown ©2016. Published by Drawn and Quarterly.