10 great autobiographical comics

PAYING FOR IT, by Chester Brown (Drawn and

PAYING FOR IT, by Chester Brown (Drawn and Quarterly). Brown's memoir about patronizing sex workers is a hair-raising read, but there's nothing prurient about the author's simple drawings of himself and the prostitutes he visits, all of them fascinating, sometimes contradictory people. (Credit: Drawn and Quarterly)

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Some of the greatest comics and graphic novels draw on their creators' own lives. Here are 10 stand-out examples of the genre. -- SAM THIELMAN

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