Author(s): Alvin Buenaventura
Throughout his 25-year career, cartoonist and screenwriter Dan Clowes has always been ahead of the artistic and cultural movements. In the late 1980s, his groundbreaking comic book Eghtball defined indie culture. With wit, venom and even a little sympathy, Clowes voiced the worries of slacker culture even while he comically lacerated its values. For his graphic novels he has received a slew of awards and his screenplay for Ghost World, based on his graphic novel, was nominated for an Oscar. His comics appear in the New York Times and on the covers of the New Yorker. Clowes even appeared as himself on an episode of The Simpsons in 2007 (alongside creators Art Spiegeknan and Alan Moore). The Art of Dan C/owes: Modern Cartoonist is the first monograph on this acclaimed artist and will be created with unprecedented and fully co-operative access to his personal archives. The book will be heavily illustrated with work spanning his entire career and the text, a collection of essays about the various facets of Clowes's oeuvre.
The book will include his most important and well know images, characters and creations as well as rare sketchbook selections, previously unpublished comic and illustrations and ephemera from his personal collection.
Alvin Buenaventura has previously published artistic and insightful graphic novels, books and prints.