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.
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