Jeffrey Brown

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in Grand Rapids, The United States
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Chris Ware, Julie Doucet, Marvel Comics, Moebius

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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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This happened one night a few months ago, after we put the kids to bed. My wife and I were in the office talking, and we heard our younger son wake up, kind of making little noises. Sometimes he talks in his sleep, we figured he'd fall back asleep or whatever, but we kept hearing little whimpers. Figuring he was having a bad dream, my wife said, "let's go get him". She got up and went to his ro... Read more of this blog post »
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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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You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
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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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I think Farel is the true heir to Moebius and all his sci-fi/fantasy weirdness. Always beautifully drawn and fascinatingly random.
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Really enjoying this peak into the creative collaborative process, along with some interesting stories from the history of Pixar and the long road to making their animated films. The only thing missing is some more drama and intrigue, maybe some emot ...more
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Unfortunately, we should all probably read this right away. Fortunately it's a quick and really good read.
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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 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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