IL – Dan Clowes Retrospective Exhibition

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The University of Chicago opens their Daniel Clowes retrospective exhibit at the Special Collections Gallery with a special reception with Daniel Clowes in attendance on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. He will have an on-stage conversation with Daniel Raeburn, a creative writing professor and creator of The Imp, an interview based zine focusing on underground cartoonists. This event is open to the public, come pick up a copy of Patience, and get a chance to view and hear the creative process of one of the greatest writers and cartoonists of the past 25 years.

University of Chicago
1100 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

MN – Patience Signing

0000000-PATIENCE_clowesJoin Magers & Quinn Booksellers for an evening with Daniel Clowes and local artist Zak Sally, discussing Clowes’ new book PATIENCE, on Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 PM.

*Seating will open at 6:00pm. We’re expecting a large crowd, so we encourage you to come early to get a seat! We also request that you do not save seats.*

Press Release:

Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.

Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

Daniel Clowes is a celebrated graphic novelist (Ghost World, Wilson, David Boring), academy-award nominated screenwriter, and frequent cover artist for the New Yorker.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
tel: 612.822.4611

SF – Patience Signing

0000000-PATIENCE_clowesDaniel Clowes presents his new graphic novel Patience at Green Apple Books on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

About Patience:
Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially Clowesian and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color original graphic novel affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

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Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 742-5833

CA – Patience Signing

0000000-PATIENCE_clowesDaniel Clowes presents his new graphic novel Patience at Meltdown Comics on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.

Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.
Daniel Clowes was born in Chicago, Il. on April 14, 1961. He attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY from which he graduated with a BFA degree in 1984. He began his career as an “alternative” or “underground” cartoonist in 1985 with the short-lived comic book series Lloyd Llewellyn, a feature loosely based around the adventures of a private detective which, in its gleeful embrace of the detritus of post-war pop culture (1950s science fiction, bad detective fiction, Russ Meyer movies, EC comics, etc) predated many of the popular art trends of subsequent decades. He ended the series in 1987, anxious to move forward with different types of storytelling.

In 1989, he created the seminal comic book series, Eightball, which has since housed almost his entire body of work. Eightball’s consistent evolution has been remarkable, continually setting new standards for comic art for 17 years. In 2001, the adaptation of his graphic novel Ghost World, based on a script by Clowes and director Terry Zwigoff, was released to great acclaim, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and winning the Independent Sprit award, among many others. Their second collaboration, Art School Confidential, written by Clowes and starring John Malkovich and Jim Broadbent, was released in 2006.

Clowes was the first cartoonist to be selected for Esquire’s annual fiction issue in 1998. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek and many other magazines. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife Erika and son Charles, and their beagle Ella. His most recent books are Ice Haven (Pantheon), Wilson (Drawn & Quarterly), Mister Wonderful (Pantheon), which compiles his 20-episode strip in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and The Death Ray (Drawn & Quarterly), which reprints the story from Eightball#23 in hardcover format.

In 2011 Clowes received the PEN Literary Award for Graphic Literature.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

WA – Patience Signing

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Join cartoonist DANIEL CLOWES (Ghost World, Art School Confidential) at the Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, March 12th at 6:00 PM for a signing of his latest book, PATIENCE, a 180-page, full-color original graphic novel. PATIENCE is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

NJ – Patience Signing

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Celebrated graphic novelist and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes , creator of Ghost World, Art School Confidential, and Mister Wonderful, appears at Barnes & Noble on Friday March 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign his latest comic PATIENCE!

Barnes & Noble: Market Fair
3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-750-9010

PA – Patience Signing

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Daniel Clowes appears at the Parkway Central Library in conversation with Sam Briger on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM to speak about his new graphic novel PATIENCE!

Press Release:

Celebrated graphic novelist and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes is the multiple Harvey, Ignatz, and Eisner Award-winning creator of the alternative comic Eightball. His graphic novel Ghost World was adapted into an acclaimed film directed by Terry Zwigoff and starring Thora Birch. Called “the country’s premier underground cartoonist” (Newsweek) and “a bona-fide cult hero” (The New Yorker), he is a frequent cover artist for The New Yorker. His new graphic novel is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness.

Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

NYC – Patience Launch Party

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Press Release:

Daniel Clowes’ beloved comics and graphic novels have reached millions of fans right where they live, and beyond: from the stultifying suburban sprawl of Ghost World to the bleak-yet-uplifting Mister Wonderful, he’s delved into the lives of strivers and cynics, turning up their darkest thoughts and their most generous impulses, often in the same panel. He returns to the page with Patience, a gorgeous trip into sci-fi psychedelia, unlike anything he’s done before, yet simultaneously and unmistakably “Clowesian.”

Join Daniel Clowes in conversation with Nicole Rudick, managing editor of the Paris Review, for a celebration of the release of Patience on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Buy a copy of Patience or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

ON – Patience Launch Party

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Daniel Clowes, the Academy Award nominated creator of Eightball, Ghost World and Wilson, appears to speak about his new graphic novel, Patience with Canadian cartoonist Seth on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase beginning at 6pm. Cash or credit.

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The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
+1 416-393-7148

CA – Eightball Signing

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Daniel Clowes will make his first Los Angeles appearance in several years at Meltdown Comics on June 5th to celebrate the release of The Complete Eightball, a two-volume collection of the influential and iconic comic book series, from Fantagraphics Books.

On Friday, June 5th, from 6-10 PM, Meltdown will be opening its Los Angeles doors to fans new and decades strong for a night complete with prizes, a book signing, costume contest, and an interview between Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder from Boing Boing.

Creator of touchstone stories such as “Ghost World,” “Art School Confidential,” and “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron,” Daniel Clowes changed the landscape of comics when he began publishing Eightball with Fantagraphics Books in 1989. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of its release, and celebrate the future, the biggest comic book retailer in California, Meltdown Comics, is pulling all the stops for this one-night-only engagement. Meltdown and Clowes’s relationship dates back over 20 years, when Clowes created the venerable Meltdown mascot, Mel, in the early days of the store.

From Associate Publisher, Eric Reynolds says, “It was literally unfathomable for us to consider any Daniel Clowes / Complete Eightball event schedule that didn’t include Meltdown Comics. I don’t know if there’s a bookseller in the country that has done more to promote Eightball and the work of Daniel Clowes over the past two decades. This is going to be a barnburner.”

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

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