I’ve started a second Tumblr about Clowes. This one will cover items Clowes has used as reference/inspiration in his work and other things that are related. The new Tumblr can be found here:
Stills from the Ghost World film featuring art by Clowes. The second image showing a receipt on the left is not by Clowes but judging by the style I believe the image to the right of that is by Clowes. All other images are by Clowes, as confirmed in the Ghost World: Special Edition book.
Holy smokes, has it really been 20 years since the “Hateball” tour with Peter Bagge & Dan Clowes? Our old pal Devlin Thompson of Bizarro Wuxtry in Athens, GA shares memories and photos of their stop there.
Original art by Daniel Clowes for the book The Best American Non-Required Reading 2003. Via:
Original art by Daniel Clowes for a page from Gynecology, listed for sale for $4,995 here:
Original art by Daniel Clowes for a page from David Boring, listed for sale for $4,995 here:
Daniel Clowes - GHOST WORLD - Cover of german edition, Reprodukt 1999
At the printer now for release in July, The Daniel Clowes Reader: A Critical Edition of Ghost World and Other Stories, with Essays, Interviews, and Annotationsshines a whole new light on one of the greatest, most beloved graphic novels of all time along with several other classic Eightball stories and Clowes rarities. Editor Ken Parille has brought together a stable of great minds, including Clowes himself, for a plethora of fascinating and highly readable essays and other material, with topics like “Enid’s Bookshelf,” “Enid’s Record Player,” “The Rise of the Zine,” “Against Groovy,” and “Urban Romanticism, Mad Magazine, and the Aesthetics of Ugly.”
Browse the Table of Contents and read the Introduction, 12 pages of Ghost Worldand more in our generous 31-page excerpt, and pre-order your copy right here.
Meltdown Comics logo, designed by Daniel Clowes.
Original art by Daniel Clowes for a page in Eightball #20, along with the finished image. The original art was posted earlier but not the tone/shading overlay, I’d never seen that before. Both pieces of original art come from kochcomicart.com, which I believe had them for sale for $5,300 for at least a year and they seem to have sold only recently, within the last month.
Sketch by Daniel Clowes, via:
The explanation, from that site: “At the San Diego Comic-Con in 2000, I started a new themed sketchbook, called “Canned”. A week before the convention, I found a rubber stamp of a jar at a craft store, and had an idea. I would stamp the jar onto each page of a small, bound sketchbook and ask artists to draw something in the jar. I think you’ll find the results quite fun!”
Pocket-size copy of the Art School Confidential screenplay, made my Clowes. Via here: