COVER has just released the cover for the upcoming Complete Eightball:


666 - Tribulation Time.

Daniel Clowes original art: the double ‘splash page’ for “666 - A Preview of the Coming Apocalypse” (Blab! #4,1989).

Original Comic Art:Splash Pages, Daniel Clowes Blab! #4 "6... Image #2

From auction site

Vending OK

The OK Soda Vending Machine insert (from the trade brochure), followed by a photo of the actual vending machine front, which looks a little different:




Yesterday at the DANIEL CLOWES READER tumblr, I posted an image from a 1994 OK Soda trade brochure. The booklet has a pocket in the back with around 15 glossy inserts that show different OK items, such as premiums (t-shirts, hats, etc) and point-of sale-display items. I’ve never seen many of the things on these sheets. I wonder: did they ever make the PBN581 ‘shelf wobbler’?


This 8.5 x 11 illustration appears in a ‘trade brochure’ for OK Soda (1994). image

[For more on our book The Daniel Clowes Reader, please see here.]

I Like This Guy’s Jacket and Tie




As you may know, in 1993-94, Clowes created art for the “beverage” known as OK Soda. I hadn’t seen these TV ads:

Here at The Daniel Clowes Reader, we looked at Clowes’s involvement with OK in some past posts, looking at images from Clowes’s comics that the cartoonist redrew for the product:

Like a Velvet Glove Around the World

A somewhat random look at international covers of Clowes’s 1993 masterpiece.




Como un guante de seda forjado en hierro (rústica)



Som en sammetshandske smidd i järn


[2nd US paperback cover - original art]

"Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron (cover proof)" is copyright ©2008 by Daniel Clowes.  All rights reserved.  Reproduction prohibited.

[2nd US paperback cover - color proof]

Faces from 1988: #2 and #3


Please check out our book The Daniel Clowes Reader here.

"This landmark collection features a dozen of Daniel Clowes’s most influential graphic narratives, along with interviews in which he talks about his career and creative process, and twelve thought-provoking essays by contemporary scholars and critics.

A wide-ranging introduction to the work of one of the most important living cartoonists, The Daniel Clowes Reader features Ghost World, Clowes’s celebrated graphic novel about the complex friendship of two teenage girls. It also includes stories — some reprinted for the first time — about boys coming of age, troubled superheroes, and the place of artists and critics in popular culture. The volume’s dozen critical essays illuminate Clowes’s comics by locating them within biographical, artistic, and socio-historical contexts, including the Indie and DIY movements, Generation X philosophy, and the history of American cartooning. Selections by artists who influenced Clowes and a detailed chronology of his work round out the collection, and extensive annotations shed light on the cartoonist’s sources and cultural references.”


Face 88

From 1988, a seldom-seen Clowes face drawn in a slightly atypical style: