IL – Star Wars Day 2014 Signing

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Press Release:

May the Fourth Be With You. As if Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 3rd. Join us as we celebrate one of our favorite facets of pop culture. As a very special treat, we are happy to welcome artist/writer/Kung Fu master Jeffrey Brown (Vader & Son, Vader’s Little Princess, and more!) from noon to 4:00 pm. We will have plenty of his work available. Stay tuned for more details. Jeffrey may not actually know Kung Fu.

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Aw Yeah Comics 
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847-423-2916

UK – Jedi Academy Workshop & Signing

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Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10:30am! Jeffrey will conduct a very special workshop and signing his recent Star Wars books Jedi Academy, Darth Vader & Son, and Vader’s Little Princess, as well as his earlier work.

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Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

UK – Vader’s Little Princess Signing

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Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown appears in conversation with Marc Ellerby at Gosh! Comics! The talk will be held on Thursday November the 28th from 7:30pm until 9:00pm. There is limited seat capacity (ca. 60-70), so it would be advisable to get there early – it’s first come, first served! He will be signing stock before the event, so if you want something signed shoot Gosh! an email at info@goshlondon.com for reserves.

Gosh Comics
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Vader’s Little Princess Signing

vlpJEFFREY BROWN signs VADER’S LITTLE PRINCESS and DARTH VADER AND SON at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday 29th November from 6 – 7pm.

In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader, Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire, now faces the trials, joys and mood swings of raising his rebellious teenage daughter: Princess Leia. Smart and sweetly funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star Wars moments a twist by bringing these two galactic adversaries together under one roof. From teaching Leia how to fly a TIE fighter, to regulating the time she spends talking with friends via R2-D2′s hologram, to making sure Leia doesn’t leave the house wearing only the metal bra and a slinky skirt from Return of the Jedi, Vader’s parenting skills are put hilariously to the test.

After growing up in Michigan, Jeffrey Brown moved to Chicago to pursue an MFA at the School of the Art Institute. His first book, Clumsy, grabbed the attention from both cartoonists and comics fans alike. He has a host of titles to his name, ranging from humour to autobiography, and his work has appeared in a host of anthologies, as well as mainstream books like The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror and Marvel’s Strange Tales. His original artwork has been exhibited in New York, Paris, and Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

NYC – Star Wars Read Day 2013

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Jeffrey BrownJason Fry, Daniel Lipkowitz, and Matthew Reinhart appear at the Scholastic Store on Saturday October 5, 2013 to celebrate Star Wars Read Day!

The Scholastic Store
557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

MO – Jedi Academy Signing

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Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown returns to Star Clipper on Saturday, August 31 from 11 AM to 2:30 PM (his first time back to the store since 2007) to promote his newest book STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY. This will be Jeffrey Brown’s first major U.S. signing promoting his highly-anticipated new Star Wars book.

Jeffrey Brown’s JEDI ACADEMY explores what middle school is like in a galaxy far, far away. Roan is the newest recruit to the mysterious Jedi Academy. Under the guidance of Master Yoda, Roan learns to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force. Yoda’s new protégée soon learns he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed of, but will Roan learn to use his talents for the right reasons? Jeffrey Brown’s quirky, coming-of-age story is the perfect introduction for young adult readers into the expansive Star Wars universe.

Jeffrey Brown will also be the guest-of-honor for Star Clipper Day 2013, which serves as the stores 25th birthday party. Come out for a full-day celebration and the capstone to Star Clipper’s Summer-Long Comics University Program. Click on the link for a full list of events on Star Clipper Day.

You’ve come to Star Clipper all summer long to attend Comics University. Now don’t miss your chance to join the Jedi Academy!

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Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110

IL – Darth Vader and Son Signing

Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown signs at Anderson’s Bookshop on Saturday Ocotober 6, 2012 at 2:00pm for Star Wars Reads Day!

Press Release:

On this afternoon, the Force will be with you! It’s Star Wars Reads Day, and we’re offering all things Star Wars. Meet costumed characters. Try your luck at Star Wars origami (paper-folding projects from a galaxy far, far away…). And help us greet author Jeffrey Brown, celebrating his book, Darth Vader and Son.

Anderson’s Bookshop
123 West Jefferson, Naperville, IL 60540

WA – Darth Vader & Son Signing

Jeffrey Brown signs at the Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday June 2nd from 6-8pm!

Press Release:

Don’t miss a special appearance by Jeffrey Brown this Saturday, June 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore. Brown will be in town as a guest of the Seattle International Film Festival, which is screening the movie he co-wrote, Save the Date, on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Jeffrey Brown was one of the pioneers of the new wave of graphic memoirs with his revealing relationship comix and idiosyncratic rendering style. On Saturday, he’ll sign copies of his sensational new book, Darth Vader and Son, which re-imagines Dark Lord Vader in a loving relationship with young son Skywalker. At once poignant and preposterous, this hard-to-find book appeals to all readers – and a personalized copy would make the perfect Father’s Day gift coming up on June 17.

Brown will discuss his work in the context of family life and his recent foray into film with Janice Headley prior to a book signing and informal reception. This event also marks the unveiling of the bookstore’s entry to Hazardfactory’s Power Tool Races, held the following Saturday, June 9 at the colorful Georgetown Carnival – which also features special guest Joe Sacco!

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108

SF – Darth Vader & Son Signing

Jeffrey Brown signs at Isotope Lounge on Wednesday, May 16th 2012 from 4pm – 7pm.

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One of the most talked about comics and creators of the year is coming to the Isotope!

Indie comics god Jeffrey Brown, the man behind some of our most beloved comics including CAT GETTING OUT OF A BAG, CLUMSY, UNLIKELY, and INCREDIBLE CHANGE-BOTS, has a really wonderful new book coming out that you won’t want to miss… DARTH VADER AND SON, and the Isotope and our friends at Chronicle Books have teamed up to bring you Jeffrey’s first 2012 San Francisco public appearance.

DARTH VADER AND SON takes place in an alternative Star Wars universe filled with hilarious and charming scenes from Luke Skywalker’s childhood if Darth Vader had been a good dad. One look and you’ll be just as in love with this as we all are!

While we await Mister Brown’s imminent arrival with stacks of what will surely be one of our favorite graphic novels of the year, go check out this cinematic trailer for the book, catch a preview over at Apartment Therapy, sit in on a Skype interview with Jeffrey, check out the Drawing Between the Lines Jeffrey Brown documentary which had it’s world premiere screening at the Isotope, and go have some puzzle-solving and finger-puppet making fun with the Darth Vader And Son Activity Book.

We’ll also be giving out free DARTH VADER AND SON pinback buttons during our event too! How cool is that?!

Isotope Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SF – Darth Vader & Son Signing

Jeffrey Brown signs on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm

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What if Darth Vader actively raised his son? What if “I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars™ moments a fresh twist, showing that the trials and joys of parenting are universal, even in a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber battling practice, using the Force to raid a cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star, and the special bonding moments shared between any father and son.

The Cartoon Art Museum answers these questions and more in the 18-piece exhibition Darth Vader and Son, featuring artwork by award-winning cartoonist Jeffrey Brown. This exhibit opens on Saturday, April 28. Brown will sign copies of his book at the Cartoon Art Museum on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm.

About the Author
Jeffrey Brown is the author of numerous graphic novels and comics, including Cat Getting Out of a Bag, and Cats Are Weird. Jeffrey also co-wrote and created artwork for the film Save The Date, which was selected for Dramatic Film Competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. A lifelong Star Wars fan, he lives in Chicago with his wife and five-year-old son.

About Chronicle Books
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the U.S., Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books. Recognized as one of the 50 best small companies to work for in the U.S. (and the only independent publisher to receive this award), the company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format, maintaining a list that includes much admired illustrated books and gift products in design, art, architecture, photography, food, lifestyle, pop culture, and acclaimed children’s titles. Chronicle Books’ objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that’s instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value. For more information about Chronicle Books, visit www.chroniclebooks.com.

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105