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Funny Misshapen Body: A Memoir

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  • Posted June 15, 2009

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    Whether you generally like graphic novels or not...check this out.

    I've been a fan of Jeffrey Brown since my friend lent me "Little Things" and "Clumsy". And Funny Misshapen Body is by far one of, if not THE, best he's done so far. If you grew tired of his relationship topics about himself, you'll be glad to know this is more of a memoir from his childhood up to his graduating grad-school than a focus on that (not that I personally minded his trilogy of his relationships, I enjoyed them). Reading this, and LOOKING at this, you'll be immersed. His simple drawing style is wonderful for how he flows the panels together, and the stories he tells are always interesting. Think David Sedaris (but less intent on humor, more on storytelling), but at the same time, don't- Jeffrey Brown is creative and different, and as an avid reader of any good book, I recommend this.

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  • Posted April 25, 2009

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    I'd only read a few pages of Jeffrey Brown's page in anthologies like the Best American series. Reading his memoir Funny Misshapen Body, which is mainly focused on his love for comics and how he came to work in them, was truly a moving experience.

    In these pages Brown recounts his first encounter with the world of sequential art, his growing interest in the medium, the ritual of visiting comic book stores, meeting comic book authors, drawing and the art-school environment. Intertwined we also get a glimpse of his childhood experiences with his family, friends and crushes.

    His drawing and writing style convey a surprisingly refreshing charm and unexpected humor. In a world filled with comics devoted to cynicism, Brown's ability to see the funny side of life is a much welcomed take on autobiographical graphic novels.

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