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Top Shelf Announce New Jeffrey Brown Comic ‘A Matter Of Life’

Few creators are as strongly associated with Top Shelf Productions as Jeffrey Brown. The celebrated cartoonist has worked with the publisher for more than a decade, with Top Shelf publishing nearly all of his comics work, including Clumsy, Big Head, and I Am Going To Be Small, among others. And while his recent work — like co-writing the 2012 feature film Save The Date and his best-selling book Star Wars: Darth Vader & Son — have been well received, the work that he is most closely associated with are his autobiographical comics.

As such, fans of Brown received welcome news today, as Top Shelf announced A Matter of Life, a new full color comic by the Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, to be published this spring. You can view a preview after the cut.From Top Shelf:

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.

A Matter of Life will be the first fully colored autobiographical work from Brown, and marks a return of sorts for the cartoonist to works like Unlikely and Clumsy, the latter of which James Kochalka once called his “favorite graphic novel ever.”

A Matter of Life is set to arrive in stores this June.

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