New Chicago Comics presents the work of four emerging, Chicago-based cartoonists and animators:
Jeffrey Brown, Lilli Carré, Paul Hornschemeier, and Anders Nilsen. Each of these artists has a unique style that
expands and challenges the conventions of the comic book — a visual art form for which Chicago
continues to be renowned.
Jeffrey Brown established himself with his first publication, Clumsy (2002) an autobiographical work that
examines modern relationships with discomforting detail and intimacy. His comics are drawn in a
deliberately awkward style that heightens both the emotional impact and charming humor of the stories.
Each comic is drawn in an individual sketchbook, and Brown is showing a selection of these original
books as part of the exhibition.