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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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Darth Vader and Friends came out today, and over at the Chronicle Books blogyou can read a bit about how I pitched that and Goodnight Darth Vader. The new issue of Star Wars Insidermagazine also has a feature with some behind the scenes and unused sketches. This Saturday (May 2) is Free Comic Book Day, so I'll be at Aw Yeah Comicsin Skokie, IL from 11am to 1 pm, and Monday is May The 4th (Star... Read more of this blog post »
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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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Really great classi sci-fi. Heady ideas, with just the right tone to give a feeling both alien and familiar, enough humor without being goofy and grounded in the real world despite tackling some mind bending concepts. Before I finished reading I went ...more
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A fun look at parenting - still gorgeous, though a bit rougher and looser in style than what the Hanuka brothers are usually known for, which makes these humorous and thoughtful (semi?)autobiographical shorts feel more personal and real.
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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.


Jeffrey Brown, Clumsy

“-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?”
Jeffrey Brown, I am Going to Be Small

“I like the way you touch me."
"I like to touch you... That works out for us, huh?”
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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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