Graphic Novelist Daniel Clowes

Cover of 'Ice Haven'

Daniel Clowes' new book Ice Haven is the story of a small Midwestern town populated by characters including poet laureate Random Wilder, Julie Patheticstein and Blue Bunny. hide caption

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Daniel Clowes Self-Portrait

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Graphic novelist Daniel Clowes' new book is called Ice Haven. It's the story of a small Midwestern town populated by a colorful cast of characters, including poet laureate Random Wilder, Julie Patheticstein and Blue Bunny.

Ultimately, the book is based on the story of Leopold and Loeb. The infamous Chicago murderers of 1924 confessed to the kidnapping and murder of a 14-year-old boy for an "intellectual" thrill.

Clowes is best known for the comic book-turned-movie Ghost World. He also wrote the comic book series Eightball. His next movie, Art School Confidential, will be released in the fall.

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