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 gallerie ...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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Okay, it's been something like four or five months since a blog post and I've been super bad about updating releases and events, but partially that's because of waiting for details, and partially because I've been too busy making comics, including finishing a new Star Wars book and working on my new middle grade series. Anyway, I've also got a snazzy new website redesign where I'll try to update s Read more of this blog post »
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Although some of the meta-magic bits with the Commendatore feel a little disjointed, overall I thought this was one of Murakami's more cohesive novels. I actually thought of any of his books could be adapted for film, this would be a good one.
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Great to read this collected, a book I actually found hopeful in the end, and full of human moments both sad and funny.
I also probably relate to Rusty and Chalky as kids far more than is normal...
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Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen
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Really enjoying this look at history, things I knew and didn't know, and also about how history is written, rewritten, or unwritten and why. To be fair, it's not the teachers that are lying necessarily, or intentionally, but certainly many textbooks.
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Maybe a few too many stories touching on the idea of fame/being famous/famous people, but all funny and insightful looks into human nature.
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Just the right mix of lighthearted tone, amusing anecdotes, and scientific information. Great to have a look into some of our past misconceptions about animals, and how those misconceptions have evolved over time.
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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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“I like the way you touch me."
"I like to touch you... That works out for us, huh?”
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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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