Friday, March 30, 2012

2 days until the release of “The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist”! (…plus your chance to win an autographed copy today)

…and our countdown continues with more Clowes oddities that couldn’t be included in the book.

Museum Bound

The exhibition Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes displays original drawings in an installation environment. This first major survey of the artist’s work accompanies the publication of the extensive full-color monograph. The exhibition, which opens April 14 and runs through August 12, 2012 at OMCA in Oakland, CA, is organized by guest curator Susan Miller and Senior Curator of Art René de Guzman, with design by Nicholas de Monchaux. The exhibition will travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, The Cocoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Ohio.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the many background drawings that Clowes has created for the installation environment: 

We’ve also included a test sample of animation that Nicholas de Monchaux is working on for the exhibition:

The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist will be available April 1st. Order a copy today from your local bookseller, the publisher, or Amazon. OR: Enter our contest for a chance to win a copy of the book autographed by Clowes. Throughout the countdown, one winner will be picked at random every day, so check for the daily code. To enter, send an email to with your mailing address (only US mailing addresses are eligible and no PO boxes please) and put in the subject line today’s contest code. Winners are being posted here