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:
the Dan Clowes shelf at Meltdown
1993 t-shirt by Rhino Records with art by Daniel Clowes.
Art School Confidential script with drawings by Clowes, Caitlin Mitchell-Dayton and Charles Schneider. All three created some of the artworks you see in the film. Via:
Original art by Daniel Clowes for a story written by Peter Bagge, from Cracked #220. Currently up for auction here, with the price now at $700:
Convention sketch by Daniel Clowes, via:
Via the Twitter of the official Daniel Clowes site: