Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown

Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown

By Hans Rollman

Comics artist Chester Brown makes a provocative argument that Jesus’ underlying message was anti-authoritarian, pro-woman, and pro-sex work. 3 May 2016 // 8:30 AM

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"Hyper Light Drifter's creates a certain tone -- melancholy resignation mixed with a feeling of just barely scraping by -- that wouldn’t be possible in an easier game.

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