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Daniel Clowes Signs The Complete Eightball 1-18 on 4/30

Apr
30
7:00 pm

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Daniel Clowes’s new book The Complete Eightball 1-18 (Fantagraphics Books) collects 18 issues of the beloved comic books series Eightball, originally published between 1989 and 1997, and widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential comic book titles of all time. Before he rose to fame as the author of bestselling graphic novels Ghost World, Ice Haven, and Daniel Boring, Clowes made his name with such seminal serialized graphic novels/strips/rants as “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron,” “Ghost World,” “Art School Confidential,” “Glue Destiny,” and so many more, including many never reprinted before now. For this 25th Anniversary, Fantagraphics is collecting these long out-of-print issues in a slipcased set of two hardcover volumes, reproducing each issue in facsimile form exactly as they were originally published.

“[Clowes’s comics have] the perfect interplay between his tightly controlled artwork, the empty rage…simmering just beneath it, and just below that, a strangely simple yearning for simple and solid things, like, say, love…There’s poetry in every panel.” – Dave Eggers

The work of Daniel Clowes has been featured in The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, GQ, and many other magazines. He was the first cartoonist to be selected for Esquire’s annual fiction issue in 1998, created the much-praised animated video for the Ramones’ “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up,” designed the poster illustration for Todd Solondz’s Happiness, and has contributed numerous memorable covers to The New Yorker.

In 2001, the adaptation of Ghost World, based on a script by Clowes and director Terry Zwigoff, earned an Academy Award Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and won the Independent Spirit award. He currently has several film projects in development.

For more info:

fantagraphics.com/complete8ball

danielclowes.com

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Thursday, April 30th, 7pm – Free Event

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Off-Site: Saturday Strip: Comic Day MCA

Jul ’13
27
10:00 am

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Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor Saturday Strip:

Comic Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

July 27, 2013, 10am – 5pm

On Saturday, July 27th the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago will be showcasing all that is amazing in the world of independent comics, cartoons, and animation in Chicago. This all day event will include a series of workshops, talks, screenings and performances that will take place throughout the museum. Highlights include a pop-up comic fair co-presented with Quimby’s Bookstore, an Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation film program, Chicago’s Second City performing comics-themed improv, a mini-comics demonstration by Jeff Brown, a large-scale interactive jam comic by Trubble Club, Ezra Clayton Daniels’s Comic Art Battle, and a live shadow puppet performance by Manual Cinema.

This event is in tandem and inspired by the exhibit Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, hanging at the MCA Jun 29–Oct 13, 2013. Clowes is known for his his seminal comic-book series Eightball, as well as cover art for the New Yorker. Clowes is now well known to a wide audience following the 2001 film adaptation of Ghost World and the 2006 release of Art School Confidential, written by Clowes. In recent years, Clowes has realized the widely praised graphic novel Wilson (2010) and a serialized comic for the New York Times Magazine, a “middle-aged romance” titled Mister Wonderful, collected in an expanded hardcover edition in 2011.Clowes_Eightball18cover

Please note this event IS NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the MCA, at  220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 280-2660.

The Downloadable Dan Clowes

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New issues of Eightball are a thing of the past, but the New York Times has the entire run of Dan Clowes’ latest comic “Mister Wonderful” available as a free download.