Brown published a relationship memoir entitled Clumsy. Many acclaimed graphic novels followed including Unlikely, Any Easy Intimacy, Incredible Change-Bots, Sulk, I Am Going to Be Small, and Darth Vader and Son. His newest graphic memoir, set to be released next year, is called A Matter of Life. Van Wylen has several of these memoirs available for check-out in the Featured Collections section behind the Research Help Desk.
His work has been featured in the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. “Save the Date,” a film he co-wrote, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and will be released later this year by IFC Films. His comics are featured on his website.
Brown graduated from Hope College in 1997 with a major in art and went on to pursue an MFA at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. He currently lives and works in Chicago.
A multi-media reading featuring Brown, Hope students, and a band will take place at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theater this evening. A question and answer session with the writer will be held in the Martha Miller Fried-Hemenway Auditorium at 11 a.m. His work is also featured in the Hope College Alumni Show in De Pree Gallery.
–Madalyn Muncy, Library Student Blogger