Daniel Clowes 20th Century Eightball

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20th Century Eightball

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Trailing the success of the movie based on Clowes' graphic novel Ghost World (1997) comes this collection of shorter stories from his alternative comic book Eightball. Many of the pieces are tirades, albeit entertaining ones, about things Clowes despises (perhaps the comic should have been called Hateball). "On Sports" details his contempt for professional athletics, and "Art School Confidential" is an expose of pretentious, talentless poseurs. This approach is carried to its logical peak in "I Hate You Deeply," a litany of the "types" that annoy Clowes, from "fashion plates" to "crybabies, whiners, and sensitive people." Clowes puts his misanthropy in abeyance for slice-of-life stories in which he ruminates during a stroll around his neighborhood or fantasizes about his fellow passengers on a subway. Worthwhile enough, these earlier stories merely presage Clowes' far-more-impressive recent work in which cynicism is presented more subtly, leavened with sympathy, and voiced by well-developed characters. If these pieces lack the heft of Clowes' longer, more ambitious efforts, the best of them are still masterful miniatures.

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Daniel Clowes is a celebrated graphic novelist, Academy-Award nominated screenwriter, and frequent cover artist for the New Yorker. He lives in Oakland, CA. He is a multi-Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Award winner, and his papers were recently acquired by the University of Chicago library.

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A sometimes bleak, often hilarious collection. -- Book Magazine's "Best Graphic Novels of 2002," November/December 2002

For anyone who's looking for state of the art in comics and the cutting-edge of popular culture, this is the stuff. -- Booklist

So dense, thoughtful, and clever, that it's not a book you'll be able to finish in one sitting. -- Las Vegas City Life, 21 October 2002, Todd James Pierce

[Eightball is] the year's best regularly published comic book. -- Entertainment Weekly

[A] corrosively satirical vision of an America cracking apart...confirms Clowes as a worthy successor to the underground greats of the 1960s. -- Roger Sabin, author of Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels

[Clowes's] pictures are brilliant, but if he wanted to become just a writer, he could do it. -- Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

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Book Description Fantagraphics, United States, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Before the Ghost World graphic novel and film propelled Daniel Clowes to international superstardom as the preeminent cartoonist of his generation, his ongoing comic book Eightball was already the most talked-about series of the 1990s. Renowned for its gleefully incisive social satire and riotous absurdity, Entertainment Weekly proclaimed it quot;the year s best regularly published comic bookquot; upon its debut in 1989. The Village Voice proclaimed it quot;brilliant,quot; and Art Spiegelman called it quot;curdlingly good.quot; Simpsons creator Matt Groening has repeatedly called it his favorite comic book.20th Century Eightball collects the very best humor strips from Eightball, written and drawn between 1988 and 1996. Included within are such seminal strips/rants as quot;I Hate You Deeply,quot; quot;Sexual Frustration,quot; quot;Ugly Girls,quot; quot;Why I Hate Christians,quot; quot;Message to the People of the Future,quot; quot;Paranoid,quot; quot;My Suicide,quot; quot;Chicago,quot; and over three dozen more. Other favorites include quot;Art School Confidential,quot; one of Clowes most popular strips of all-time: made into a motion picture with a screenplay by Ghost World s Clowes and Terry Zwigoff. Also included is Clowes hilariously Freudian deconstruction of professional athletes, quot;On Sports,quot; which caused a stir in San Antonio last year when reprinted in the city s most popular weekly paper, prompting an advertising boycott and demands for the paper to be destroyed by local sports fans. Noted comics historian Roger Sabin, author of Phaidon s Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels, calls 20th Century Eightball a quot;corrosively satirical vision of an America cracking apart, and confirms Clowes as a worthy successor to the underground greats of the 1960s.quot; Seller Inventory # AAS9781560974369

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