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Funny Misshapen Body, Jeffrey Brown, 2009

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In Funny Misshapen Body, Jeffrey Brown recounts his childhood love of comics and how he became a cartoonist. Each chapter of the graphic autobiography covers an event or period in Brown’s childhood and adolescence. He narrates his binge drinking, experimentation with drugs, and being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in high school.

Additionally, Brown includes stories related to his love of comics and artwork. Funny Misshapen Body includes stories about the manager of a comic shop becoming Brown’s mentor, his part-time job painting wooden shoes in college, and the problems he faced while attending art school.

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