Author Revealed

About Jeffrey Brown

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 7/1

Q. Previous occupations

A. Paperboy, Wooden Shoe decorator, Book & Music Seller

Q. Favorite job

A. Writing and drawing comics

Q. High school and/or college

A. City High Middle School; Hope College; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Phil Elverum aka Microphones, aka Mount Eerie

Q. Favorite movie

A. Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films

Q. Favorite television show

A. Judge Mathis

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. father, midwest, cartoonist, books, music, love, family, cats

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Everything turns out okay in the end

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I think comfort, stability, and love are the things that really let me be happy. Deep down inside I'm a little boring, I guess.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Dying

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. At home with my family

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Franz Kafka

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. How to narrow that down?!

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. like and um

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Wasting so many years being angsty

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. playing guitar or drums

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Being a dad to my son, Oscar

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Navel-gazing

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I try to be a good person

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'm happy being me

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Shyness, a little slow to warm up or open up in person

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Wolverine

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Cobra Commander

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. The first cave painter. I wouldn't say anything, we would have to communicate through our pictures. It'll be a challenge to explain myself to him or her.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. people being jerks for no good reason

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. reading

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Hockey player

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. pizza

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. 'I felt your shape' Microphones; 'No Tan Lines' Pavement; 'It's all gonna break' Broken Social Scene; 'Measuring Cups' Andrew Bird; 'Around the horn' Souled American

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Haruki Murakami, Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Julie Doucet, Chester Brown, J.R.R. Tolkien, Franz Kafka, Joann Sfarr, Grant Morrison

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. 'Jimmy Corrigan' by Chris Ware; The Lord of the Rings' by J.R.R. Tolkien; 'Catcher in the Rye' by J.D.Salinger; 'We3' by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely; Eightball #23 'The Death Ray' by Dan Clowes

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Any of Chris Ware's Acme Novelty books

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Write a lot and don't think about publishing, just the writing

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. That they've been through the same things in their lives, they can relate...