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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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Here's my annual San Diego Comic-Con schedule! Goodnight Darth Vader will be making its debut, as well as the first copies of Jedi Academy 2. Goodnight Darth Vader comes out next Tuesday, but I'll be signing copies atthe Old Orchard Barnes & Nobleon Saturday at 2pm. On Tuesday, I'll be doing aGoodreads author Q&Afrom 10am to 3pm CT. Read more of this blog post »
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October 2009, Jeffrey Brown
" 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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The Art of Neil Gaiman by Hayley Campbell
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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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Susceptible by Geneviève Castrée
Susceptible
by Geneviève Castrée
read in January, 2013
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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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Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Seconds
by Bryan Lee O'Malley (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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While it lacks the action punch of Scott Pilgrim, this is still a fun read with lots of jokes and a central theme that's more focused than Pilgrim's meandering early twenties relationship story. O'Malley's art looks great in color, and keeps a loosen...more
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Comics Interview by David Anthony Kraft
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I love reading interviews with artists and authors, and David Anthony Kraft's massive collections from his Comics Interview magazine have been great to read. The interviews cover others in the industry - editors, retailers, fans - and the subject mat...more
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Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis
Can't and Won't: Stories
by Lydia Davis
read in May, 2014
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I haven't actually read this yet, I'm going to read it next week, but I've never read anything from Lydia Davis that I wouldn't give five stars to, and I'm pretty certain this book will be the same for me. If I'm wrong I'll come back and edit this po...more
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The Comics Journal Library, Vol. 6 by Tom Spurgeon
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I read this right after reading Sean Howe's history of Marvel comics, which was particularly good timing - it's nice to have a broader scope of the times in which these interviews were conducted. I'm always up for a good Comics Journal interview, I w...more
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Magic Words by Lance Parkin
Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore
by Lance Parkin (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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I'm not a die hard Alan Moore fan, but I usually enjoy his interviews, and I think artist biographies can always help inform an artist's work. I don't think there's always a direct connection - this happened, so this is what the work of art means - b...more
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Marvel Comics by Sean Howe
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As someone who grew up reading Marvel comics almost exclusively, I really enjoyed this - fleshed out a lot of detail to stories I vaguely knew, didn't get too gossipy. I did feel that as exhasutive as it was dealing with Marvel's early history, it sp...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.


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

“Theirs was a forbidden love.”
Jeffrey Brown, I am Going to Be Small

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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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