Daniel Clowes appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:30 pm!
Before he rose to fame as a filmmaker and the author of Ghost World and David Boring, Daniel Clowes made his name from 1989 to 1997 by producing 18 issues of the beloved comic book series Eightball, which is still widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential comic book titles of all time. Now, for the 25th anniversary, The Complete Eightball 1–18 (Fantagraphics) collects these long out-of-print issues in a slipcased, two-volume set.
Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
Join Daniel Clowes and comics scholar Hillary Chute on Saturday, May 17th at 7:00 pm for a lively conversation about Clowes’s career—which includes such comics and graphic novels as Ghost World (1997), The Death-Ray (2011), and Wilson (2010)—and his role as a curator of Eye of the Cartoonist, on view at the Wexner Center.
Chute is a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Chicago and author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (2010).
FREE for all audiences
Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
Dan Clowes and Dave Eggers appear at Z Space on Tuesday October 9, 2012 at 8:00pm.
Litquake welcomes the creative minds of Daniel Clowes and Dave Eggers, who between them have earned the titles of publisher, editor, journalist, cartoonist, philanthropist, educator, illustrator, author, screenwriter, and graphic novelist, as well as former resident of Chicago, The Windy City. Tonight the two discuss the vagaries of the creative process, their favorite comics, books, and movies, anything else that might come up, and which Chicago hot dog is better: Vienna Beef or Red Hot Chicago.
450 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA
Join Fantagraphics this weekend for the 2012 Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland! On September 15th & 16th, we’ll be filling the Marriott Betheseda Conference Center with some dazzling debuts, panels, and signings! Come meet your favorite artists and get your books signed:
Saturday, September 15th
11:30-1:00 PM Lilli Carré // Noah Van Sciver
1:00 – 2:00 PM Daniel Clowes // Phillip Nel
2:00 – 3:00 PM Mark Newgarden
2:00 – 3:30 PM Steven Weissman // Chris Wright
3:30 – 4:30 PM Kevin Huizenga // Rich Tommaso
4:30 – 6:30 PM Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez
Sunday, September 16th
12:00-1:00 PM Lilli Carré // Steven Weissman
1:00 – 2:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez
2:00 – 3:00 PM Phillip Nel // Rich Tommaso
3:00 – 4:00 PM Chris Wright
3:30 – 4:30 PM Noah Van Sciver
4:00 – 5:00 PM Kevin Huizenga
5:00 – 6:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez // Jaime Hernandez
Fantagraphics will be located at tables W40-W44, as seen in the map excerpt below! For a larger version of the complete floor map, please click here.
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211
Daniel Clowes and Alvin Buenaventura sign at Quimby’s in Chicago this Thursday May 17, 2012 at 7:00pm.
About the book:
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, 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.
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Indie legend Daniel Clowes appears at Meltdown Comics on Thursday April 5, 2012 at 8:00pm.
A one night only event honoring the release of the First Monograph of Clowes’s work. Hosted by Blair Butler (of G4’s Fresh Ink), this night will include comedy, a discussion with Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing, and a Q&A with the man of the hour!
No individual tickets will be available, as this event is to celebrate Clowes new book, so find a friend and join us for this once in a lifetime event! A short signing will take place directly after the Q&A.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Daniel Clowes, Seth, and Alison Bechdel appear at Boston Book Festival on Saturday October 15, 2011 at 2:30pm!
Graphic novelists do double duty, telling a story through words and pictures. In this session, three of the biggest names in the business talk about their craft. Daniel Clowes riffs on the superhero genre with The Death-Ray. Seth retells (and in some cases reinvents) comics history in The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. And Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, brings together the top talent in the field as the editor of Best American Comics 2011. Hosted by Brookline YA librarian Robin Brenner. Sponsored by WBUR 90.9 FM.
Although the majority of seats for this event are available for free on a first come, first served basis, a portion of the seats can be reserved in advance for just $10.
Trinity Church Sanctuary
206 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA
Daniel Clowes and Seth speak on Wednesday October 19th at 7pm!
Ukrainian Federation, 5213 Hutchison, Montreal, QC
Doors open at 6:30pm
$5 tickets now for sale at the bookstore. The purchase of one ticket grants you a $5 discount on the purchase of either book at the venue the night of the event!
Acclaimed graphic novelists Daniel Clowes and Seth in conversation at the Ukrainian Federation, talking about The Death-Ray and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists.
The Death-Ray is a brilliant reworking of the superhero genre and a contemporary meditation on the darkness of the human psyche from a master of the graphic novel form, Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Wilson, Mister Wonderful). In The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, Seth (Wimbledon Green; It’s a Good Life if You Don’t Weaken) intermingles fiction and biography, introducing us to the cartoonists comics collectors love.
APE Swings in to San Francisco this Weekend
The comics centric event features a stellar guest list, programming, free shuttle bus service
San Francisco – The Alternative Press Expo (APE), the country’s largest alternative and independent comics convention, arrives in San Francisco this weekend, October 1–2, for what promises to be one of the most exciting events to date. Every year APE boasts an impressive guest list, and this year’s lineup is no exception. Special guests appearing include award-winning cartoonists Shannon Wheeler, Kate Beaton, Daniel Clowes, and Adrian Tomine. APE is held at the Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street in San Francisco.
Additional special guests include Matthew Thurber, whose book 1-800 MICE makes its West Coast premiere at the event. The new book is a collection of the critically acclaimed first five issues of Thurber’s comic book series, with 64 pages of new material. And special guest Craig Thompson also makes a long-anticipated return to the graphic novel medium with his new book Habibi debuting this week. Habibi marks seven years since Thompson’s Blankets, which won numerous industry honors in 2004, including two Eisner Awards.
“We are excited to have such inspiring and accomplished guests at APE this year,” said David Glanzer, APE spokesperson and director of marketing and public relations for parent company Comic-Con International.
In addition to the impressive guest list, APE features two full days of comics programs geared around the show’s special guests and various aspects of independent and alternative comics. These programs promise to be fun, informative, and enlightening conversations with some of the top creative talent working in comics today. And if that were not enough, APE also offers a fascinating, and informative group of hands-on workshops covering everything from comics writing to world building, self-publishing, and bookbinding.
This year APE introduces its first-ever free courtesy shuttle bus service. Attendees can travel from Caltrain, BART, and the San Francisco Centre shopping mall and food court to the Concourse Exhibition Center, with a shuttle leaving every half-hour. Click here for schedules and locations.
Advance tickets for APE are $10.00 single day, $15.00 both days and can be purchased by clicking here.
About Alternative Press Expo:
Alternative Press Expo (APE), the country’s largest alternative and independent comics convention, is part of Comic-Con International (CCI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. The organization achieves its mission primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to the San Francisco-based APE each fall, CCI organizes San Diego Comic-Con each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind) and WonderCon in Anaheim, California, this spring. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/APExpo, Twitter.com/APExpo.