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Top Shelf Productions, 2012 - Comic books, strips, etc
195 Reviews
"You can open to any page and find something unusually bare and honest about these stories. They're surprising, even though half the moments in the book are ones you've probably experienced yourself. Hard trick to pull off." -- Ira Glass, host and producer of public radio's This American Life "Funny, sad, and a little embarrassing, Jeff Brown . . . delivers the look at real life that other forms of 'reality' entertainment falsely promise."-- Andrew Arnold, Time Clumsy is Jeffrey Brown's debut work; a book praised by Chris Ware and hailed by James Kochalka as his "favorite graphic novel ever."Clumsy is the bittersweet story of a year-long, long-distance relationship, told through snippets of everyday life, drawn in a simple and elegantly awkward style that heightens the emotional impact and leaves you reminiscing about your own past love affairs. It also has a lot of sex.

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Review: Clumsy (The Girlfriend Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Ryan Werner - Goodreads

This is pretty much a diary without the incognizant revelation. Lots of tiny scenes depicting a young couple having such a true-to-life relationship that there's no real narrative or development. They ... Read full review

Review: Clumsy (The Girlfriend Trilogy #1)

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This came out a little too experimental for me; I appreciate the small insights that the book provided into what a relationship looks like from the long-distance lens, but it was a little disjointed and one scene was too indistinguishable from another. Read full review

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