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Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

After growing up in Michigan, a 25-year-old Jeffrey Brown moved to Chicago in 2000 to pursue an MFA at the School of the Art Institute. By the time he completed his MFA, he had abandoned painting and started drawing comics seriously. He splashed onto the comics scene with the self-published relationship memoir Clumsy, which earned praise from cartoonists and readers alike, and was eventually picked up by Top Shelf. Many acclaimed graphic novels followed, establishing Brown as both a hyper-sensitive chronicler of bittersweet romance (Unlikely, Any Easy Intimacy) and a deadpan master of absurdist humor (Incredible Change-Bots, Sulk, I Am Going to Be Small).

Additional projects include: directing a music video for Death Cab for Cutie; the autobiographical collections Little Things, Funny Misshapen Body, and Undeleted Scenes; and the observational books Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Cats Are Weird. His work has been featured in Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, and he occasionally teaches comics at the School of The Art Institute. A film he co-wrote, Save the Date, premieres at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival starring Alison Brie and Lizzy Caplan. The prolific Mr. Brown lives and works in Chicago.

You can write to him at: PO Box 120, Deerfield IL 60015-0120, USA.

 
Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something

Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something

by Jeffrey Brown

From bestselling author Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son, Jedi Academy) comes the latest installment of his humorous shape-changing robot adventure, Incredible Change-Bots. Collecting previously published and rarely seen material, Change-Bots Two Point Something Something includes short stories, …

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Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something -- HARDCOVER

Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something -- HARDCOVER

by Jeffrey Brown

For true Incredible Change-Fans, a special HARDCOVER edition of Two Point Something Something. Limited quantities available.

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A Matter of Life

A Matter of Life

by Jeffrey Brown

"[A] characteristically heartfelt memoir." -- Booklist

"Jeffrey Brown's new autobiographical work, A Matter of Life, will sit next to Craig Thompson's Blankets as one of the most touching and wise graphic memoirs we have about growing up in a religious household and grappling with faith... It is …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-266-1

Incredible Change-Bots Two

Incredible Change-Bots Two

by Jeffrey Brown

"Hilarious. Brown's drawings have a charming crudeness to them, and the book gives the impression of a couple of kids playing with their toy robots, making 'bew! bew! bew!' noises and spouting absurd dialogue. It's also really clever, though. Incredible Change-Bots is a parody by someone who …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-067-4

 
Incredible Change-Bots Two -- HARDCOVER

Incredible Change-Bots Two -- HARDCOVER

by Jeffrey Brown

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Incredible Change-Bots One

Incredible Change-Bots One

by Jeffrey Brown

“This pocket-sized volume is to The Transformers what Avenue Q is to Sesame Street -- a mocking, fawning, idiotic, adoring paean to a pop culture phenomenon inseparable from the artist’s person. Although allegory without substance, all action and no moral, it’s delightful fluff.” -- Library …

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Incredible Change-Bots One -- HARDCOVER

Incredible Change-Bots One -- HARDCOVER

by Jeffrey Brown

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Clumsy

Clumsy

by Jeffrey Brown

"You can open to any page and find something unusually bare and honest about these stories. They're surprising, even though half the moments in the book are ones you've probably experienced yourself. Hard trick to pull off." -- Ira Glass, host and producer of public radio's This American …

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ISBN 978-0-9713597-6-5

 
Unlikely

Unlikely

by Jeffrey Brown

"Mr. Brown seems to understand perfectly the day-to-day rhythms of the modern 'young adult' relationship. Unlikely, like his first book Clumsy, is pretty much impossible to put down." -- Daniel Clowes, creator of Ghost World, Art School Confidential, and Eightball

"A million little brilliant and …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-41-9

Undeleted Scenes

Undeleted Scenes

by Jeffrey Brown

"Thoroughly engaging and loaded with charm to burn, this latest work from Brown is a perfect example of how to do autobiographical comics right. ... this is good stuff that solidly resonates with a palpable and universal humanity and bears repeated readings." -- Publishers Weekly

"It's …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-058-2

 
AEIOU or Any Easy Intimacy

AEIOU or Any Easy Intimacy

by Jeffrey Brown

"Jeffrey Brown's work is not precious, broken-heart type stuff, but instead renders the terrific blanches and indelible happiness one can inflict upon another." -- Jennifer Przybylski, Rain Taxi

"Brown is a consummate storyteller, with a mixture of believable dialogue that carries both wistful …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-71-6

Every Girl is the End of the World for Me

Every Girl is the End of the World for Me

by Jeffrey Brown

"An unsparing portrait of male anxiety and twenty-something lassitude, all rendered in drawings that are too crude to be anything but expressive." -- Jeff Salamon, Austin American-Statesman

"It seems Jeffrey Brown has been anointed Our Next Great Cartoonist." -- Mark David Nevins …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-77-8 - Diamond: FEB063347

 
Bighead

Bighead

by Jeffrey Brown

"... Besides being a superior parody, Bighead slyly reveals the author's personal issues and in some ways, everyone's." -- Andrew Arnold, Time

"Bighead is great, great fun to read; it crackles with energy and a love for the genre of the super hero. Brown takes the silly conventions that weigh …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-56-3 - Diamond: AUG043100

Sulk (Vol 1): Bighead and Friends

Sulk (Vol 1): Bighead and Friends

by Jeffrey Brown

Top Shelf presents a new one-man anthology series showcasing the tireless creative energy of Jeffrey Brown! SULK is a series of pocket-sized standalone mini-graphic novels, providing the world its regular dose of 100% pure Jeffrey. What will he come up with next!?

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ISBN 978-1-60309-020-9

 
Sulk (Vol 2): Deadly Awesome

Sulk (Vol 2): Deadly Awesome

by Jeffrey Brown

Top Shelf presents a new one-man anthology series showcasing the tireless creative energy of Jeffrey Brown! SULK is a series of pocket-sized standalone mini-graphic novels, providing the world its regular dose of 100% pure Jeffrey. What will he come up with next!?

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ISBN 978-1-60309-031-5

Sulk (Vol 3): The Kind of Strength...

Sulk (Vol 3): The Kind of Strength...

by Jeffrey Brown

Sulk (Vol 3): The Kind of Strength That Comes From Madness explores the world of fantasy and science fiction, and turns it on its head. Or rather, just kind of tilts it slightly to the side. Stories include "Being Awesome Is Its Own Reward," where two brothers deal with a giant monster rampaging …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-055-1

 
I Am Going to Be Small

I Am Going to Be Small

by Jeffrey Brown

"Jeffrey Brown is one of the best humorists in modern American comic book." -- Comic Book Bin

Everyone needs something funny to stick in their pocket to read on the train, or on a lunch break, or in line at the DMV. This is that something. Jeffrey Brown sets aside the sappy sentimentality of his …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-86-0

Minisulk

Minisulk

by Jeffrey Brown

"'Not everything in here is true,' it says in the indicia, but enough of it feels true that Brown's well-earned reputation as one of today's better autobiographical cartoonists is secure." -- Alan David Doane, Comic Book Galaxy

Jeffrey Brown takes a break from books about girls for this humorous …

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Feeble Attempts

Feeble Attempts

by Jeffrey Brown

Collecting some of Jeffrey Brown’s favorite anthology and mini-comic stories, Feeble Attempts is at turns comedic and meaningful. It's densely packed with autobiographical musings, political jabs, Jesus, superheroes, funny job stories, childhood goofiness, and...okay, yes, even a little …

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Cat Getting Out of A Bag

Cat Getting Out of A Bag

by Jeffrey Brown

Celebrated comic artist and graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown's collection of all-new drawings sweetly illustrates the joys of living with a cat. Featured in McSweeney's and on NPR's This American Life, and praised by comic luminaries Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes, Brown's work has always paid tribute …

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Conversation #2

Conversation #2

by Jeffrey Brown and James Kochalka

In this issue, James Kochalka goes up against rising indy-comics star, Jeffrey Brown. The two cartoonists draw together, exchanging pages back and forth, and trade metaphorical jabs in a discussion that quickly devolves into an argument, which quickly devolves into a brawl about art and comics and …

Be A Man

Be A Man

by Jeffrey Brown

"Be A Man skews and distorts the portrait of Jeffrey Brown to fulfill the modern, unhealthy, masculine paradigm." -- Read Yourself Raw

Jeffrey Brown's own self-parody of his "ultra-sensitive" graphic novel, Clumsy. A heaping of in-your-face male chauvinism, over-the-top machismo, and …

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