Imprint:Top Shelf Productions
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:8.38in x 5.56 x 1.54 in | 2 lb
Page Count:608 pages
—After selling more than 2 million Star Wars books for kids (Darth Vader and Son, Jedi Academy, etc), Jeffrey Brown invites us to reconsider the stunningly honest adult-oriented graphic memoirs that first launched his career.
—Part of a movement (with Chris Ware, James Kochalka, Craig Thompson, Adrian Tomine, Alex Robinson, etc) that revolutionized indie graphic novels at the turn of the millennium, exploring sensitive and relatable insights about everyday human intimacy with the unique power and directness of hand-drawn comics.
—His intentionally naïve “I could draw that” style, now seen in works like Hyperbole & a Half and Sarah’s Scribbles, allows powerfully direct connections to reader’s hearts and memories.
—Combines the voyeuristic thrill of reading someone’s explicit diary with the poetic beauty of the best indie songwriting and film. Perfect for fans of Death Cab for Cutie, Dashboard Confessional, Garden State, 500 Days of Summer, etc. (Brown himself is the co-writer of the award-winning 2012 film Save the Date).
Praise for the “Relationship Trilogy” of Jeffrey Brown:
“An extremely impressive debut, full of all the things that make a story good — doomed relationships, embarrassing personal details, and the insatiable need to put it all down on paper.” — Chris Ware, author of Jimmy Corrigan and Rusty 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 of This American Life
“Mr. Brown seems to understand perfectly the day-to-day rhythms of the modern ’young adult’ relationship…pretty much impossible to put down.” — Daniel Clowes, creator of Ghost World and David Boring
“An unmediated, raw and immediate account, [which] rings so very, very true that I cannot imagine it not speaking, directly and movingly, to anyone who has ever loved and lost.” — Neel Mukherjee, The Times (UK)
“Jeffrey Brown’s work is charming and fantastic.” — Whitney Matheson, USA Today
“Funny, sad, and a little embarrassing, Jeff Brown…delivers the look at real life that other forms of ’reality’ entertainment falsely promise.” — Andrew Arnold, Time
“A million little brilliant and honest moments are sewn into the rough panels.” — Wil Moss, NewCity Chicago
“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 romance and casual cruelty blending with simple artwork that conveys a wide variety of emotions and actions.” — Randy Lander, The Fourth Rail
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