Barnaby 2

Here’s the cover for the forthcoming Barnaby, Volume Two, a collection of comic strips by Crockett Johnson. Clowes is the series designer, and I would guess that he created the title lettering ‘Barnaby’, while the face is by Johnson. 




As folks have noted, Clowes’s streamlined design clearly follows the minimalist look of the old Barnaby paperbacks, and even of the strip itself.

General Happiness

Back in 1991, Clowes did the cover art for Place of General Happiness: Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings, Vol. 2.





Here (I think) is ENB as he appears in a Clowes / David Greenberger comic titled “Where Do Wiseguys Come From?” (Eightball #6, 1991).

I wonder what happened to Enid and Rebecca …

Over at the Pigeon Press Gallery, Clowes’s preliminary layout  for a post-Ghost World story about Enid and Rebecca — “Where Are They Now?” — was recently posted and quickly sold. The story appears in our book, The Daniel Clowes Reader.image

See here for more details about the art.

Eight - Ball / Bar

A few days back, I linked to a story about a Baltimore bar filled with Daniel Clowes art. The bar’s name — EightBar — refers to Clowes’s comic-book series Eightball (1989-2004). The bar’s logo is based on lettering from the cover of Eightball #6 (1991):



Some new pictures can be seen here.

Clowes / Gould

In this sequence from an old Cracked ”Uggly Family” comic (1988), Clowes imitates Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy:

imageThis excerpt comes from a 1968 strip.

Dan Clowes Art

The just-launched Pigeon Press Gallery has some nice Clowes originals for sale.

Please check it all out here:

Clowes Bar Art

A Baltimore bar covered in Clowes:

The Uggly Olympics!

Tired of the Beauty, Majesty, and Power of Sport? Well, we have the antidote: A seldom-seen Daniel Clowes page from an old Uggly Family comic.


The comic is written by “Eel O’Brien,” aka Mort Todd. Clowes is credited as “Stash Gillespie.”

Clowes Happiness Japan

The third and last installment of our ‘Clowes in Japan’ survey features the back and front of an 8.5 x 11 promotional card for Todd Solondz’s 1998 film Happiness

Ghost World Fumetti …

I recently posted images of several Clowes items produced in Japan, including the cover of a Ghost World photo novel. I thought I’d post some of the book’s interior pages. So here, after the cover, are three spreads.image




A friendly reminder; our book The Daniel Clowes Reader has many essays about Clowes’s work and Ghost World in particular (it also includes the full Ghost World graphic novel):


Read more about it at the publisher’s - Fantagraphics books - site. [It was one of The Austin Chronicle's Favorite Books of 2013.]