The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist

Throughout his 25-year career, alternative cartoonist/screenwriter Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. In the late 1980s his groundbreaking comic book series Eightball defined indie culture with wit, venom, and even a little sympathy. With each successive graphic novel (Ghost World, David Boring, Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful ), Clowes has been praised for his emotionally compelling narratives that reimagine the ways that stories can be told in comics. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist is the first monograph on this award-winning, New York Times-bestselling creator, compiled with his complete cooperation. It includes all of Clowes's best-known illustrations as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art, and also includes essays by noted contributors such as designer Chip Kidd and cartoonist Chris Ware.


Written by

Alvin Buenaventura Chip Kidd Kristine McKenna George Meyer Susan Miller Ken Parille Ray Pride Chris Ware

Art by

Daniel Clowes


Biography Comedy

About Book

Page Count

219 Pages

Print Release Date

March 28 2012

Digital Release Date

April 2 2014

Age Rating

17+ Only


2012 by Alvin Buenaventura; Introduction copyright 2012 George Meyer; Essays by Chip Kidd, Kristine McKenna, Susan Miller, Ken Parille, Ray Pride, and Chris Ware copyright 2012 by the authors; Unless noted below, all images are copyright 2012 by Daniel Clowes: Doug Allen: 100-101 (center); The Coca-Cola Company: 191 (top left) and 215 (top right); R. Crumb: 168; DC Comics: 22, 189 (left); King Features Syndicate, Inc.: 168 (Beetle Bailey, Thimble Theatre); Terry LaBan: 100-101 (center), 102 (opposite bottom); Gary Leib: 100-101 (center), 102 (opposite top), 102 (opposite bottom); The New Yorker: 44, 45, 46 (bottom), 47, 48, 49, 170-71, 184 (top left), 186; Archer Prewitt: 100-101 (center), 102 (opposite top), 102 (opposite bottom); Topps: 220 (baseball cards); Tribune Media Services, Inc.: 168 (Gasoline Alley); Chris Ware: 100-101 (center), 102 (opposite top), 105 (bottom right); Warren Publishing Co.: 39 (top left).

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