Here’s a color image from the old Eightball Postcards collection followed by the original art:
Here’s the full original page:
[from “A Preview of the Coming Apocalypse” (Blab! #4,1989).]
1. I’m interviewed about Dan Clowes and the book The Daniel Clowes Reader at The Comics Grid, an academic journal. I get a bit egg-head-ish, but there might be something of interest about Clowes and his work …
2. Certainly of interest: Some seldom-seen Clowes, a great illustration of a stoned prog-rocker totally engrossed in some Mellotron-driven tales of Unicorns, Mystic Mages, and Power Crystals (From Pulse!, 1997):
In the “Shopping Mall’ chapter of Daniel Clowes’s 2010 graphic novel Wilson, two punks hassle a young woman:
They look kind of familiar, don’t they? The hooligans remind me of Louie and Andy, characters from Clowes’s 2004 comic The Death-Ray:
Did they escape the late-1970s to wreak havoc in 2010? You decide.
[See this earlier post on something similar involving Ghost World ‘s Enid and Rebecca.]
From the twitter of Fantagraphics’ Eric Reynolds comes this image of the case for the two-volume collection The Complete Eightball 1-18. Amazon says it will be released on 1/18/2015.
While cleaning out our U-Stor-It mini-locker in Paramus last weekend, we came across a few newspaper movie listings with Daniel Clowes art:
here is the movie poster that the black and white Sunshine Cinema art was taken from:
More seldom-seen Uggly Family art by Dan Clowes:
Also: The Daniel Clowes Reader — a collection of Clowes’s comics with essays, interviews, annotations, and tons of info about the cartoonist and his work — is available everywhere that fine books are sold.
See the 31-page excerpt here, and the contents list here.
Here’s a detail of one of my favorite Clowes New Yorker covers (5.11.09).
It reveals Clowes’s sympathy with the Do It Yourself-er, the rag-tag innovator who rejects homogenized corporate slickness in favor of something singular …
A musical panel from the seldom-seen color version of Cracked Magazine’s Uggly Family Game:
Clowes always draws great background creeps.
From Clowes’s comic strip Zubrick comes these three opening panels, as they appeared in National Lampoon way back in the early 1990s.
Zubrick, as some of you may recall, was a room-mate of the also oddly-named Pogeybait. Both names are slang for something …
Seldom-seen Clowes CD cover art: Bob Moss, Folknik, a 2002 release from Soundco Records.