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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeffrey Brown  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction Illustrator

Born: 1975 in Grand Rapids, Michigan



Illinois Connection

Brown moved to Chicago in 2000 and currently lives in Deerfield. He earned his MFA at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeffrey Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Wars books, including Darth Vader and Son and the Jedi Academy series. He has written and illustrated numerous graphic novels and comics. He has also made many anthology contributions including but not limited to: ''MOME'' Vol. 1-6, ''Drawn and Quarterly Showcase'' Vol. 2, ''Kramers Ergot'' Vol. 4, ''The Escapist'' Vol. 3, ''McSweeney's'' #13, ''Best American Comics 2007'', ''Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction'' Vol. 1-2, ''POPGUN'' volume 4, ''Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror'' #15, ''Strange Tales'' #3, and ''Side B'' from Poseur Ink.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''I am going to be small''''' *Ignatz Award for best minicomic for the original self-publication '''''Star Wars Jedi Academy''''' *New York Times Bestseller *2015 ILLINOIS READS Book '''''Lucy & Andy Neanderthal''''' *Best Book for Kids, New York Public Library, 2016