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Barnaby

By Crockett Johnson

Our Price: $14.95 - $31.00
Depicts the antics of a precocious five-year-old and his cigar-chomping, con-artist fairy godfather.
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A collection of tales populated by misanthropic loners, including the title story in which a county fair caricaturist develops a relationship with an unstable girl who may or may not be the teenage daughter of a famous artist.
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Daniel Clowes (b. 1961) emerged from the "alternative comics" boom of the 1980s as one of the most significant cartoonists and most distinctive voices in the development of the graphic novel. His serialized Eightball comics, collected in such books as David Boring, Ice Haven, and Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, helped to set the standards of sophistication and complexity for the medium. The screenplay for Ghost World, which Clowes co-adapted (with Terry Zwigoff) from his graphic novel of the same name, was nominated for an Academy Award. Since his early, edgy Lloyd Llewellyn and Eightball comics, Clowes has developed along with the medium, from a satirical and sometimes vituperative surrealist to an unmatched observer of psychological and social subtleties. In this collection of interviews reaching from 1988 to 2009, the cartoonist discusses his earliest experiences reading superhero comics, his time at the Pratt Institute, his groundbreaking comics career, and his screenplays for Ghost World and Art School Confidential. Several of these pieces are drawn from rare small-press or self-published zines, including Clowes's first published interview. He talks at length about the creative process, from the earliest traces of a story, to his technical approaches to layout, drawing, inking, lettering, and coloring. The volume concludes with a 2009 interview conducted specifically for this book.
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David Boring

By Daniel Clowes

Our Price: $11.00 - $19.75
A brilliant and strange, widely admired comic novel about the luckless 19-year-old David Boring - whose name is a mirror-image signpost to this fragmented slice of life and surrealistic fantasy. 132p. Pap.
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Ghost World

By Daniel Clowes

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A collection of eight interconnected stories follows the friendship between two teenage girls, Enid and Rebecca.
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Ice Haven

By Daniel Clowes

Our Price: $14.40
Originally published in a somewhat different form as part of Daniel Clowes's occasional comic book Eightball, this piece finds Clowes moving beyond the withering satire of his earlier works to a more nuanced style. Readers will wince even as they feel sympathy for the self-deluded characters who reside in Ice Haven. This group of oddballs plays out their stories against the mysterious disappearance of a little boy named David Goldberg, whose possible murder recalls the Leopold and Loeb case. Clowes unfolds the multi-faceted story as a series of brief comics, some drawn in a wildly cartoony style, others in his well-known 20th-centeury style. Color illus. 88p.
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The bizarre and fantastic adventures of Clay Loudermilk as he stumbles upon the mysteries behind a snuff film and becomes involved with increasingly bizarre characters should appeal to David Lynch fans. Adult.
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A single-volume compilation of an Eisner Award-winning story includes 40 pages of new material and follows the experiences of Marshall, who throughout the course of a life-changing blind date finds himself emotionally challenged in bizarre ways.
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A collection of a comic strip that has recently seen a resurgence in popularity, especially among modern cartoonists, includes four years of daily strips, as well as an introduction and a biography of the artist.
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Pussey!

By Daniel Clowes

Our Price: $8.95
This hilarious classic from Dan Clowes is a brutal and scathing peek into the insular, pathetic world of the comic book industry - which makes it extraordinarily funny. From cradle to grave, Clowes presents, skewers, and lampoons the complete saga of anti-hero Dan Pussey (pronounced 'Pooh-say'). Through it all, Pussey dreams endlessly about having sex with a woman, but even those fantasies degenerate into super-hero scenarios. If you think Comic Book guy on the Simpsons is pathetic....! B&W illus. 64p.
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The Death-Ray

By Daniel Clowes

Our Price: $17.95
Teen outcast Andy, upon smoking his first cigarette, gets a set of low-level superpowers and discovers a ray gun that delivers a fatal blast, in a graphic novel that explores the expectations that readers have of the superhero comic.
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The author of Ghost World eviscerates American culture. This volume consists of strips from EIGHTBALL, written and drawn between 1988-1996. Don't even ask! Color/b&w illus. 100p.
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Wilson

By Daniel Clowes

Our Price: $23.95
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