Daily Archive for January 31st, 2012

Dan Clowes Signs The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist 5/17

May ’12
17
7:00 pm

The First Monograph on the Celebrated Cartoonist:

The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist

 Edited by Alvin Buenaventura

Designed by Jonathan Bennett

Interview by Kristine McKenna

Introduction by George Meyer

Essays by Chip Kidd, Susan Miller, Ken Parille,

 Ray Pride, and Chris Ware

“Clowes has explored the tedium and mystery of contemporary American life with more wit and insight than most novelists or filmmakers.” —New York Times

“A master storyteller and artist. There is poetry in every panel.”—Esquire

“The country’s premier underground cartoonist.” —Newsweek

Throughout his twenty-five-year career, Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. In the late 1980s and 1990s his groundbreaking comic-book series Eightball defined the indie aesthetic of alternative comics, with wit, venom, and even a little sympathy. His breakthrough success, Ghost World, convinced mainstream readers of comics’ literary potential. In the new millennium, with works such as Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful, and The Death-Ray, Clowes has redefined the graphic novel as an art form.

Now, for the first time, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling graphic novelist, cartoonist, and screenwriter opens his archives. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist (Abrams ComicArts; April 2012; U.S. $ 40.00/Can. $45.00; ISBN 978-1-4197-0208-2), the first monograph on one of America’s most innovative cartoonists, collects Clowes’s best-known work alongside seldom-seen illustrations, personal photos and memorabilia, behind-the-scenes drawings and sketchbook pages, and unpublished comics and original art. This lavishly illustrated celebration of Clowes’s work, edited by Alvin Buenaventura, designed by Jonathan Bennett, also features essays by noted contributors such as Chip Kidd and Chris Ware.

The Art of Daniel Clowes ties in to a touring retrospective of Clowes’s work opening at the Oakland Museum of California in April 2012.

About the Author

Alvin Buenaventura recently started the publishing company Pigeon Press. He previously published artistic and insightful graphic novels, books, and prints under the imprint Buenaventura Press from 2003 to 2009. Buenaventura also edits the monthly comics section for McSweeney’s literary magazine The Believer. He lives in Oakland, California.

About the Book

The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist

Edited by Alvin Buenaventura

Designed by Jonathan Bennett

Interview by Kristine McKenna

Introduction by George Meyer

Essays by Chip Kidd, Susan Miller, Ken Parille, Ray Pride, and Chris Ware

Abrams / April 2012

U.S. $40.00 / Can. $45.00

ISBN 978-1-4197-0208-2

Hardcover with jacket

224 pages / 9 ¼” x 12″

300 color illustrations