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Funny Misshapen Body is the autobiographical story of Jeffrey Brown's evolution as a cartoonist, from his youthful obsession with superhero comics to his disillusionment with fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Drawn in Brown's trademark style, Funny Misshapen Body resonates with true-to-life observations on love, fear, and ambition. Through his bare bones graphic style, he reveals his most embarrassing personal moments in raw, intimate detail -- including how he survived high school, binge drinking, mild drug experimentation, doomed friendships, and being diagnosed with Crohn's disease.

Ultimately coming to terms with his art and identity, Brown describes the ups and downs of his adolescence with understated simplicity, dark humor, and charm.

Each page measures 4.5 x 6 inches and is rendered in pen and ink.

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We are proud to be offering ALL of the original art in this unique bound sketchbook to
this ENTIRE work, sold as a whole...a true rarity and extraordinary collectible item!

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    Jeffrey Brown (born 1975) is a comic book writer and artist born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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 finished his studies, he had abandoned painting and started drawing comics seriously. His first self-published book, Clumsy, appeared seemingly out of nowhere to grab attention from both cartoonists and comics fans. He specializes in personal and intimate works detailing moments in relationships. He writes his comics in sketchbooks, and his drawing is often out of proportion or incorrect in a way that mirrors that strain and awkwardness of the situations he depicts.
    Established as an overly sensitive chronicler of bittersweet adolescent romance and nonsense superhero parody, Brown's current direction remains split between more autobiography examining the minutae of everyday life and whatever humorous fiction he feels in the mood for, and a wide range of fiction subjects in his new series SULK.
     He won an Ignatz Award in 2003 in the category of Outstanding Mini-Comic, for I Am Going To Be Small. He directed the music video for Death Cab for Cutie's " Your Heart is an Empty Room."
     His most popular works include Clumsy, Unlikely, AEIOU, and Every Girl is the End of the World For Me, comprising the so-called 'Girlfriend Trilogy' and its epilogue. More recently his autobiographical work has included Little Things and Funny Misshapen Body. His humorous works include Bighead, I Am Going To Be Small, Cat Getting Out Of A Bag and The Incredible Change-Bots.
     His work has been featured on NPR's This American Life[3] and in MOME Summer 2005 Vol. 1, as well as Drawn and Quarterly Showcase, McSweeney's #13, and The Best American Comics 2007 both of which were edited by Chris Ware. He was also featured in local newspapers such as the Chicago Reader and NewCity.
     James Kochalka has called Brown's Clumsy his "favorite graphic novel ever."[4] Clumsy was originally self-published and was later published by Top Shelf Productions and as of 2007 an estimated 20,000 copies have been printed, according to an interview with Brown in The Comics Journal.
     Brown's "To Phoenix I'm Sorry I Missed You" was published in the Spring 2008 issue of The Florida Review.

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