Lookie! I’m holding an advance press copy of Canadian cartooning god Chester Brown’s autobiographical new book,¬†Paying For It. It’s about about the cartoonist’s experiences buying sex. The foreword’s by Robert Crumb. Crumb! Zow!

Brown’s last book, you might recall, was a comic biography of Louis Riel, which was a prairie dog cover story waaay back in 2003. This new book ¬†looks amazing. We’re working on getting Carle (who’s hiding out in Toronto these days) an in-person interview with Chester (who lives in T.O.) for a feature in an upcoming issue.

Paying For It arrives at comic shops, libraries and interloping book and music stores in May (my comic shop connection says Wednesday the 25th). Alas, Regina’s not on the launch tour.

(Photo by Darrol Hofmeister, sharpshooter photography)