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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