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
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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seldom-seen illustrations, personal photos and memorabilia, behind-the-scenes drawings and sketchbook pages, and unpublished comics and original art.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
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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.