I’ll admit it: I haven’t read Chester Brown’s Paying For It, in part because I don’t have enough disposable income at hand right not to, ironically, pay for it. But that hasn’t stopped me from reading the four part roundtable from the Savage Critics about the book, where retailer Brian Hibbs and critics Abhay Khosla, Jeff Lester, Tucker Stone and Chris Eckert discuss the book, Brown’s argument for the legalization of prostitution and how well appendixes work for comic books. Here’s Abhay:
I didn’t spend too much time with the appendices. As a life-long Democrat, I’m rather predictably more favorable towards hearing about prostitution than Libertarianism. My family crest has “Prostitution, not Libertarianism” on it, with pictures of Gary Hart and Ted Kennedy underneath. I got a big whiff of “the market” off the appendices and ran the other way. Banging whores I want to hear about, but the elaborate rhetorical edifices that libertarians construct around their orgasms– no thanks. That’s really not of significant interest of me.
The whole thing is very, very worth reading if you have any interest in Brown, Paying For It or just good discussion about comics. Go and check it out.