Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Matter of Life By Jeffrey Brown

After the acclaimed indie film Save the Date and the bestselling all-ages humor bookDarth Vader and Son, graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Unlikely) returns to the autobiographical work that first made his reputation.
In A Matter of Life, Jeffrey Brown draws upon memories of three generations of Brown men: himself, his minister father, and his preschooler son Oscar. Weaving through time, passing through the quiet suburbs and colorful cities of the midwest, their stories slowly assemble into a kaleidoscopic answer to the big questions: matters of life and death, family and faith, and the search for something beyond oneself.

Product Details
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Top Shelf Productions (July 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603092668
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603092661
Author: Jeffery 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.

Jeffrey Brown
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My Thoughts:
I was drawn to this one because I had read other Jeffery Brown books.  The Vader books were awesome. So I decided to read this one. The art as usual was great. I love his style. But this one was way more serious then the Vader books. This was a deep look into the faith, religion, growth, adult and childhood. It was a glimpse into the authors past and what shaped him into the man and father he is today. It was very thought provoking and rich in details. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and highly recommend it.

My rating:
 4 out of 5

I read this via NetGalley free of charge but the thoughts are my own. 


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