Archive for Jeffrey Brown

Pathological grooming, the latest in OCD, to be added to DSM

Posted in commentary with tags , , , , , on October 7, 2012 by Tim Elhajj

NPR is running a story about how psychology is changing the way it looks at compulsive nail biters by listing it as a disorder—pathological grooming—in the next DSM.

If you read Junk faithfully, you may have already considered this type of obsession, because Jeffery Brown was kind enough to bless our humble little journal with his own tribute to compulsive grooming in Yaaaay, Bite Your Nails.

Check out Jeffery Brown’s latest work, Darth Vader and Son, an adorable picture book for Star Wars fans of all ages. 

Yaaaay! Bite Your Nails! by Jeffrey Brown

Posted in journal updates with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2011 by Holly Huckeba

When I heard Jeffrey Brown speak on an autobio comics panel at Stumptown Comic Fest in Portland, I knew I’d struck gold: cartoonists creating strips that were explicitly memoir.


I sent Jeff an email, telling him a little about Junk, inviting him to check out our site and submit if he wanted. He told me he didn’t really have anything related to addiction except perhaps one strip about nail biting.


So, here we go, folks. We’re launching our first Comics Edition at Junk, presenting Jeffrey Brown’s piece, “Yaaaay! Bite Your Nails!

Help us get the word out. This is going to be fun.

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