Original art by Daniel Clowes, possibly on view right now at the Scott Eder Gallery as part of their “It’s About Comics” exhibition, which opened on June 13. It looks like it sold for $4,500 while on show. Via:
Gonked, Glooked & Slurped! tracked down the people responsible for the Jumpin Jive publication that appeared on Amazon recently and now we have not only the story behind it but the original art.
Jumpin Jive was a newsletter printed in 1987 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Hep Cat Comics, a comics store in Chicago. A party was held to celebrate the occasion and this newsletter was given out free to all attendees.
A few days ago on the danielclowes.com Facebook they posted a photo of a 25-year-old Clowes at a Hep Cats Comics gathering, which you can see here. Included in that photo is Shaun Landry and it is from her Flickr that the original art comes:
For details on the other pieces there, see the link.
And a big thanks to Gonked, Glooked & Slurped! for solving this mystery.
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NPR.org have five pages from the book The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, including images I haven’t seen online before. See the rest here:
Daniel Clowes appeared at the 2012 Small Press Expo and sat down for, I believe, three panels. One of the panels was titled “Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby and the American Clear Line School.” The video of this has been on YouTube for some time now but I’d missed it until today because the YouTube page only lists the title, no description of the guests. Anyhow, that video you can find here:
The other SPX panels, which I believe I’ve posted before, you can find here:
Zine from 1987 with a cover said to be by Daniel Clowes. I could find no information on this. I’m thinking maybe the image was taken from somewhere else but that’s just a guess. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable on such things will say in time… For sale here:
On May 17, Daniel Clowes sat for a conversation with Hillary Chute as part of the current Wexner exhibitions. The video of this event is now online and above you have some screen captures from that video, showing a clearer look at the art for The Complete Eightball and early work for Cracked.
Illustration, by Daniel Clowes, to an article in the November 27, 2000, issue of The New Yorker. This has been posted before but here you have it now at a greater size.
Sketch by Daniel Clowes, inked by Charles Burns, via:
The slipcase art of the upcoming The Complete Eightball, via the danielclowes.com Twitter:
And then with the second picture here you have a bad zoomed-in crop of just the cover.
Illustration of Metamorpho by Daniel Clowes, from Amazing Heroes, via:
Original Eightball pages by Daniel Clowes, up for auction here:
Cracked promotional item with early work by Daniel Clowes, via the Flickr of Gonked, Glooked & Slurped:
After publishing the first “Uggly Family” story in “Cracked’s Extra-Special Monster Party #9,” Mort Todd encouraged readers to send a SASE in for a free unpublished UF portrait (see below). Can’t imagine many people did so—thankfully, my pal Howie was intrepid enough to throw his hat in the ring, and he traded this gem to me 28 years (!) later. The 11 x 17 portrait features an almost unrecognizable Clowes rendering of the Uggly Family.
Mort Todd sez: “that is indeed Dan’s very first interpretation of the Uggly’s before we named ‘em, even! I would do the writing and layouts myself, and as you see this was plugging their second appearance which tied in with some Wolverton reprints.”
See more rare Clowes items in their large collection here:
And their blog also has a lot of interest for Clowes fans: