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Jeffrey Brown

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Jeffrey Brown was born in 1975 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up reading comic books with dreams of someday drawing them, only to abandon them and focus on becoming a 'fine artist.' While earning his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brown abandoned painting and began drawing comics with his first autobiographical book 'Clumsy' in 2001. Since then he's drawn a dozen books for publishers including TopShelf, Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, McSweeney's and Chronicle Books. Simon & Schuster published his latest graphic memoir 'Funny Misshapen Body.' In addition to directing an animated video for the band Death Cab For Cutie, Brown has had his work featured on NPR's 'This American Life' His art has been shown at ...more


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Jeffrey Brown I've tried to set up a really strong work ethic so that when I do get writer's block, it's easier to work my way through it. Sometimes I take a break,…moreI've tried to set up a really strong work ethic so that when I do get writer's block, it's easier to work my way through it. Sometimes I take a break, try to work on something else, or even just catch up on some reading or with movies on my to-see list. It's also important to not panic, and pressure yourself more - it just comes with the territory, and if you've been good about writing regularly, you'll get past it.(less)
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" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? JB: father, midwest, cartoonist, books, music, love, family, cats SS: What is your motto or maxim? JB: Everything turns out okay in the end What Readers want to know... SS: How would y..." ...More

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An eye opening, thought provoking book length essay on copyright, the internet, and making a living in the creative arts today. I feel like I finally understand the issues around how creators should think about the internet, free use, copyright, DRM. ...more
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I stupidly read a review before reading this book, and was reminded of some of the flaws usually present in Murakami's writing - focus on the alienated male main character, lack of development for female characters, etc. so I became hyper aware of th ...more
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I'm not a die-hard, huge Neil Gaiman fan but I've enjoyed Sandman and various other works. I didn't realize until reading this book that he wrote the 'Don't Panic' book about Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, which I now have th ...more
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I've loved Castree's comics since I first discovered them, and this book was long awaited and unfortunately a little overlooked, I think. Including me, since I should've reviewed it a year ago. Castree's honesty is as much with who she is, and where ...more
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“-Here's a pretty shell for you.

-Oh, thank you my baby.

-Look, here's another one!

-Thank you.

-Look at this pretty one!

-Thank you.

-Here's a REALLY pretty one.

-Um, thank you.


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“-Some guy stopped by to see you.
-Who was it?
-I don't know.
-You don't know? Was he cute? Did you fall in love with him?”
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message 2: by Simon (last edited Jan 07, 2009 09:47AM)

Simon I got unlikely for christmas, means i've managed to read three of your fantastic comics. I always find them to be strangely comforting and they never fail to bring a smile to my face. thank you.


message 1: by Sam

Sam hey jeffrey. wanted to let you know i read 'little things' and thought it was great. i wrote a review of it for the art institute paper, you know, fnews, but i haven't heard from them so my guess is they're not going with it. anyway, i enjoyed. good stuff.


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