666 x 3 x Daniel Clowes

Here’s a color image from the old Eightball Postcards collection followed by the original art:

imageHere’s the full original page:


[from “A Preview of the Coming Apocalypse” (Blab! #4,1989).]

[Also: See the 31-page excerpt of our Dan Clowes book here, and the contents list here.]

Rare Clowes and More!

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):


Time Travellers?

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.

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Movie House Miscellany

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:

CRUNCH: Dietary Advice From a Disreputable Source

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.

Home-Made Jet-Pack

Here’s a detail of one of my favorite Clowes New Yorker covers (5.11.09).image

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 …

Melbin Makes Music!

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.image



Zubrick, as some of you may recall, was a room-mate of the also oddly-named Pogeybait. Both names are slang for something …

Moss CD

Seldom-seen Clowes CD cover art: Bob Moss, Folknik, a 2002 release from Soundco Records.