Art of Daniel Clowes

Throughout his 25-year career, alternative cartoonist/screenwriter Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. In the late 1980s his groundbreaking comic book series Eightball defined indie culture with wit, venom, and even a little sympathy. With each successive graphic novel (Ghost World, David Boring, Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful ), Clowes has been praised for his emotionally compelling narratives that reimagine the ways that stories can be told in comics. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist is the first monograph on this award-winning, New York Times–bestselling creator, compiled with his complete cooperation. It includes all of Clowes’s best-known illustrations as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art. Book by Alvin Buenaventura with an introduction by George Meyer, interview by Kristine Mckenna, with essays by Susan Miller, Ken Parille, Ray Pride, Chris Ware, and Chip Kidd. The exhibition Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes opens at the Oakland Museum of California on April 14, 2012.
2012; hardcover with jacket; 226 pages; 9.5 x 12"

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