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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILDREN C:YOUNG ADULT 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 children's 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

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015


-- """Lucy & Andy Neanderthal"""

-- *Best Book for Kids, New York Public Library, 2016


-- """My Teacher is a Robot"""

-- *ILLINOIS READ Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020