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Daniel Clowes

Daniel Clowes was born in Chicago, IL, on April 14, 1961. He attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, from which he graduated with a BFA degree in 1984.

He began his career as an “alternative” cartoonist in 1985 with the short-lived comic book series Lloyd Llewellyn, a feature loosely based around the adventures of a private detective which, in its gleeful embrace of the detritus of post-war pop culture (1950s science fiction, bad detective fiction, Russ Meyer movies, EC comics, etc) predated many of the popular art trends of subsequent decades. He ended the series in 1987, anxious to move forward with different types of storytelling.

In 1989, he created the seminal comic book series, Eightball, which has since housed almost his entire body of work. Eightball’s consistent evolution has been remarkable, continually setting new standards for comic art for 17 years. The first among many stories to gain notice were the darkly comic Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, and his savage take on the comics industry, Pussey!. These were followed in the mid-90s by the breakthrough hit Ghost World, the dark, complex magnum opus, David Boring, and an acclaimed short story collection, Caricature. Eightball has earned the artist a large following and amassed multiple Harvey, Eisner and Ignatz Comics Awards (the Oscars, Golden Globes, and ISP awards of the comics industry), more than any other cartoonist during the past 20 years.

In 2001, the adaptation of his graphic novel Ghost World, based on a script by Clowes and director Terry Zwigoff, was released to great acclaim, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and winning the Independent Sprit award, among many others. Their second collaboration, Art School Confidential, written by Clowes and starring John Malkovich and Jim Broadbent, was released in 2006. His latest film, Wilson (based on his graphic novel of the same name), written by Clowes and starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern, was released in 2017.

Clowes was the first cartoonist to be selected for Esquire’s annual fiction issue in 1998. In 1995, he created the much-praised animated video for the Ramones' “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up.” His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek and many other magazines. In 2011, Clowes received the PEN Literary Award for Graphic Literature.

He lives in Oakland, California with his wife Erika and son Charles, and their beagle Ella. His most recent books are Patience and The Complete Eightball, a collection of the long out-of-print issues in a slipcased set of two hardcover volumes to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the influential series.

$16.95
black & white with color, Softcover, 7" x 10", 1-56097-458-3, 978-1-56097-458-1
Daniel Clowes These dramatic short stories have drawn comparisons to Nabokov for their complex naturalism and sense of humor. Anchored by the title story, with "Green Eyeliner," "Gynecology," "Blue Italian Shit," "The Gold Mommy" and more.
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$14.99
Softcover, 7" x 10", 1-56097-427-3, 978-1-56097-427-7
Daniel Clowes Inspiration for the feature film and one of the most acclaimed graphic novels ever, following the adventures of two teenage girls, Enid and Becky, best friends facing the prospect of growing up, and more importantly, apart.
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$19.95
black & white, Softcover, 7.5" x 11", 1-56097-116-9, 978-1-56097-116-0

Daniel Clowes From Eightball, this terrifying and fascinating journey into madness makes Twin Peaks look like Teletubbies. The mysteries behind a snuff film lead to an increasingly bizarre cast of characters.

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$24.99
Pages: 200, black & white, Softcover, 7.5" x 11", 978-1-68396-015-7, Year: 2017

Daniel Clowes From Eightball, this terrifying and fascinating journey into madness makes Twin Peaks look like Teletubbies. The mysteries behind a snuff film lead to an increasingly bizarre cast of characters.

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$29.99
Pages: 180, full color, Hardcover, 7.75" x 10", 978-1-60699-905-9, Year: 2016
Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes ( Ghost World ) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest...
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$40.00
Pages: 224, full color, Hardcover, 9.8" x 12.2", 978-1419702082, Year: 2012
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, and also includes essays by noted contributors such as designer Chip Kidd and cartoonist Chris Ware.
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$19.99
black & white illustrations, Softcover, 6" x 9", 978-1-60699-148-0, play.google.com/store/books/details/Ben_Schwartz_The_Best_American_Comics_Criticism?id=ZSJmDAAAQBAJ&hl=en
Ben Schwartz, ed. This essential compilation separates the signal from the noise by assembling the greatest lineup of comics critics the world has yet seen to testify on behalf of this increasingly vital medium.
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$119.99
Pages: 560, full color, Hardcover, 7"x10.625", 978-1-60699-757-4, Year: 2015
Before he rose to fame as the author of the bestselling graphic novels  Ghost World , David Boring,  Ice Haven , and  The Death Ray ,...
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$250.00
Pages: 560, full color, Hardcover, 7"x10.625", 978-1-60699-757-4, Year: 2015
Strictly limited to 250 signed and numbered editions, this 2-volume box set of THE COMPLETE EIGHTBALL contains a giclée print created by Clowes. The...
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$35.00
color and black & white, Softcover, 6.25" x 9", 978-1-60699-589-1
Ken Parille, ed. This landmark collection features ten of Clowes's most influential graphic narratives, along with interviews about his career and creative process, and twelve thought-provoking essays by contemporary scholars and critics.
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$19.00
Pages: 100, black & white with color, Softcover, 7" x 10", 1-56097-436-2, 978-1-56097-436-9
Daniel Clowes Collects the best of Clowes' humor strips from 1988-96, many recolored for this book! With seminal comics like "Art School Confidential," "I Hate You Deeply," "Ugly Girls," "Why I Hate Christians," "My Suicide" & many more.
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