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Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron

Details for this: Book
Author: Daniel Clowes
Format: Softcover
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 7.5" x 11"
Colors: black & white
Year: 1993
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: 1-56097-116-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-56097-116-0
Additional Details: Eighth printing, 2012

Price: $19.95

 


Like a Velvet Glove... collects all 10 chapters of Eightball's terrifying and fascinating journey into madness that makes Twin Peaks look like Teletubbies. As Clay Loudermilk attempts to unravel the mysteries behind a snuff film, he finds himself involved with an increasingly bizarre cast of characters, including a pair of sadistic cops who carve a strange symbol into the heel of Clay's foot; a horny over-the-hill suburban woman whose sexual encounter with a mysterious water creature produced a grotesquely misshapen, but no less horny, mutant daughter; a dog with no orifices whatsoever (it has to be fed by injection); two ominous victims of extremely bad hair implants; a charismatic Manson-like cult leader who plans to kidnap a famous advice columnist and many more! This edition has a brand new cover, new title and end pages — PLUS — Clowes being the perfectionist that he is, there are tweaked and re-drawn panels that really make this a transcendent piece of storytelling art!

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"Stunning, eerie, hilarious and surreal." – Spin

"Essential." – I-D

"Brilliant." – Village Voice

"Must be seen to be believed." – The Washington Post

"Incoherent, but engrossing." – World Art

"A genre-defining masterwork." – Bookforum

"A solid contender for best graphic novel of all time." – Giant

"A nightmare told with absolute clarity: Little Nemo in Slumberland as written by Samuel Beckett. Grade: 'A'." – Entertainment Weekly



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