Matter Of Life HCMedia Release -- Our relationship with Jeffrey Brown dates back almost as far as the company itself -- from his stunning debut CLUMSY through the full Girlfriend Trilogy (UNLIKELY and AEIOU), the comedy of BIGHEAD and I AM GOING TO BE SMALL, the all-ages adventure of INCREDIBLE CHANGE-BOTS and much more, Jeffrey has continued to grow and develop just as Top Shelf has. This month, it's a great pleasure to announce a new landmark together: his first autobiographical book in full color, venturing into the unexplored worlds of family and faith!


by Jeffrey Brown
-- Full-color hardcover graphic novel, 5.25" x 8"
-- 96 pages
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-266-1
-- $14.95 (US)
-- Audience: Mature readers (16+)
-- In the current DIAMOND PREVIEWS (for books shipping in June)

"[A] characteristically heartfelt memoir." -- Booklist

After the acclaimed indie film Save the Date and the bestselling all-ages humor book Darth Vader and Son, graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Unlikely) returns to the autobiographical work that first made his reputation -- with an all-new full-color hardcover!

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.