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Chester Brown gets busy at Comic-Con 2011

Chester Brown is making a big splash at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, which runs until Sunday. Today, Brown is performing his “acclaimed slideshow,” reading from his controversial graphic novel Paying for It (Drawn & Quarterly), holding an audience Q&A, and participating in book-signing sessions.

On Saturday, Brown is participating in a panel on the art of the graphic novel, hosted by Andrew Fargo, curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. The discussion includes several other well-known comics, including Seymour Chwast, Joyce Farmer, Eric Drooker, and Jason Shiga.

Brown’s publisher, Montreal’s Drawn & Quarterly, is exhibiting at the international event, where it is debuting Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant and Daniel Clowes’ Death Ray. Toronto illustrator Kagan McLeod also launches his debut graphic novel, Infinite Kung Fu (Top Shelf).