Graphic Novels Adult Jeffrey Brown Minisulk

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The author of the autobiographical classics Clumsy and Unlikely takes a break from books about girls for this humorous short story collection featuring fiction, gags, and autobiography. Included are such gems as "My Brother Knows Kung Fu" and "Action Television Show."

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Jeffrey Brown is the best selling author and illustrator of the middle grade Jedi Academy series, as well as the Darth Vader and Son series. When he was a kid, Jeffrey always dreamed of growing up to draw comics and make books for a living—and now he’s living that dream! Jeffrey has written a number of autobiographical books for adults (ClumsyUnlikely, and A Matter of Life, among others, all from Top Shelf Productions), humorous graphic novels about cats (Cat Getting Out of a BagCats Are Weird, from Chronicle Books), and parodies like Incredible Change-Bots (and its two sequels, all also from Top Shelf).

His most recent project has been 40,000 years in the making: Lucy & Andy Neanderthal! Lucy and Andy are a brother and sister living in the stone age, where they struggle to survive mammoths, cave bears, and their own sibling rivalry. Lucy & Andy Book Two: The Stone Cold Age is available now.

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Brown follows his bad-relationship graphic novels, Clumsy (2003) and Unlikely (2003), and his superhero parody, Bighead (2005), with a pocket-size gathering of extremely short autobiographical pieces dealing with everything from his coffee addiction to the aftermath of an auto accident. Roughly half the strips concern utterly normal childhood events. Relatively lengthy ones depict, say, a disappointing birthday party, or being restless in church, while tiny ones resemble Peanuts sans punch lines. Their considerable charm arises from their commonality, not from any surprises. The one seemingly non-autobiographical story, about an encounter on a bus trip, is also the longest and the least successful. The book is, however, more out-and-out funny than Brown's others; even the strips portraying his dealings with women--the obsessive focus of most of his previous work--are uncharacteristically angst-free, more likely to be about an innocent crush than about the clingy neediness he has previously displayed. What isn't different is Brown's appealingly informal, deceptively casual drawing style, whose seeming awkwardness conjures an aura of disarming honesty. Gordon Flagg
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