At the printer now for release in July, The Daniel Clowes Reader: A Critical Edition of Ghost World and Other Stories, with Essays, Interviews, and Annotationsshines a whole new light on one of the greatest, most beloved graphic novels of all time along with several other classic Eightball stories and Clowes rarities. Editor Ken Parille has brought together a stable of great minds, including Clowes himself, for a plethora of fascinating and highly readable essays and other material, with topics like “Enid’s Bookshelf,” “Enid’s Record Player,” “The Rise of the Zine,” “Against Groovy,” and “Urban Romanticism, Mad Magazine, and the Aesthetics of Ugly.”
Browse the Table of Contents and read the Introduction, 12 pages of Ghost Worldand more in our generous 31-page excerpt, and pre-order your copy right here.
The explanation, from that site: “At the San Diego Comic-Con in 2000, I started a new themed sketchbook, called “Canned”. A week before the convention, I found a rubber stamp of a jar at a craft store, and had an idea. I would stamp the jar onto each page of a small, bound sketchbook and ask artists to draw something in the jar. I think you’ll find the results quite fun!”