Books by Daniel Clowes
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Critic Dan Kois selects the standout graphic novels of the year, which include books from France and Japan, explicit picaresques, hard-boiled mysteries, memoirs, fairy tales and new twists on old classics.
The latest from cartoonist Daniel Clowes isn't meant to thrill. It's meant to unnerve. The 48 pages of The Death-Ray are supersaturated with art, dialogue and ideas — not to mention bitter high school vengeance.
Andy, a miserable high-schooler in 1970s Chicago is filled with shame at the constant taunts of his classmates. So when super-strength comes, he uses it for neither good nor evil, but in a brutal playground showdown. Read an excerpt from The Death-Ray by Daniel Clowes.
In a new graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, the hero walks a fine line between charming self-deprecation and worrying scorn as he embarks on a blind date. His neurotic inner thought bubbles literally push away his date's curious chatter on the page, but their tension proves fodder for a real connection
Daniel Clowes' alternative comic, Wilson, is a portrait of a modern egoist. Wilson is an opinionated loner who nags strangers in a series of one-sided conversations. But after his father's death, the middle-aged misanthrope tries to reconnect with his family and live a more meaningful life.
Daniel Clowes' new comic, Wilson, about a middle-aged misanthrope who lives for the sound of his own voice, will be familiar territory for the author's fans. But Glen Weldon says that Clowes' dark humor is as lacerating as ever.
The artist and screenwriter behind the dark and endearing film Ghost World, finds a new comic palette in Art School Confidential. Clowes talks with Liane Hansen about the film.