No one in the industry can paint the mirror of self-reflection quite like an indie artist. Chicago-based cartoonist JEFFREY BROWN comes out of the rich tradition established by artists like Art Spiegelman, Daniel Clowe and Julie Doucet, but wields a gentle, skewed view of the world that is uniquely his own. An enormously diverse creator, Brown is often recognized for his graphic memoirs Clumsy, Unlikely and Funny Misshapen Body as well as for satires like Bighead and Incredible Change-Bots. He also works occasionally in other media, contributing to NPR’s This American Life, directing music videos for Death Cab for Cutie and co-writing the 2012 film Save the Date, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. His latest work was a small little publication called Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son, which imagines the whimsical childhood of Luke Skywalker if Dad had stuck around. It hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, by the way, and a sequel, Vader’s Little Princess, arrives in April. Brown’s next graphic novel, A Matter of Life, further explores the subject of parents and children. Brown lives in Chicago with his partner, Jennifer and their son, Oscar.