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:

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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.




The cover of Clowes’s Eightball #18 (1997) features an apocalyptic sci-fi scene: a human/robot plays a drum with one hand (announcing the Apocalypse?) and the other hand holds a ray-gun that shoots pink goop, turning people into naked monstrosities. All this while emitting some weird oval sound pulses. 

This image recalls a 1950s Japanese “drummer robot” toy and its box art, in which the robot happily marches in a pretty bleak environment, emitting light and sound:


image This site has some information on Nomura’s “Musical Drummer Robot”

DCR at UArts


The library staff at University of the Arts recommends our book, The Daniel Clowes Reader:

"each essay was very illuminating in regards to Clowes’s life as well as the meaning … behind even small details in Ghost World as well as the other comics contained in [the collection]… . The Daniel Clowes Reader is a fantastic resource for long-time fans of Clowes’s work or for readers who have yet to delve into his vast library.”

If you find yourself roaming the Greenfield Open Stacks, please look for us at 741.5973 C626d.

[For info on the Clowes illustration above, please see here.]

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