Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Signing at the Miami Book Fair - November 19

This Saturday, November 19 at 12:30 p.m. Daniel Clowes will be  at the Miami book fair. He will be there signing The Death Ray and speaking with fellow cartoonists Seth and Adrian Tomine.

click here for details.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist

We just wrapped up our book project and it will be available in April 2012. Here's more info:

The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist
224 pages, Full Color, Hardcover (Abrams ComicArts)

Created with full access to the cartoonist’s archives, The Art of Daniel Clowes collects for the first time Clowes’s best-known and seldom-seen illustrations, personal photos and memorabilia, behind-the-scenes drawings and sketchbook pages, along with unpublished comics and original art. It also features:

     An introduction by George Meyer (The Simpsons)
     A career-spanning interview by Kristine McKenna (Talk to Her)
     Book designer Chip Kidd on Clowes and design
     Art critic Susan Miller on Wilson and portraiture
     Writer Ken Parille on Clowes’s post-Y2K graphic novels
     Film critic Ray Pride on David Boring and film
     Cartoonist Chris Ware on why other cartoonists fear Daniel Clowes

Edited by Alvin Buenaventura
Designed by Jonathan Bennett
Co-Edited by Ken Parille


Call for tattoos update:

 Thanks to everyone who sent us pictures of their Clowes tattoos! We've wrapped up the book project and no longer need submissions for it.

However, we will continue to post your tattoos in our Eightball Ink Flickr gallery. So keep sending your photos and check back for updates.

In addition to the tattoos, we had so much so much outstanding material for our book that we couldn't include it all. The good news is we'll be posting a lot of interesting Clowes art and related material in the coming months in anticipation of the book’s April 2012 release.

(Updated) In The News: Clowes and THE DEATH-RAY

Interviews, Features, Reviews, Etc...
  11.14 B&N Review.
  11.12 Washington Post.
  11.11 Toronto Star.
  11.10 Newsday.
  11.10 The Comics Journal.
  11.05 Edmonton Journal.
  11.04 Critical Mob.
  11.03 Comic Book Resources.
  11.02 Paste Magazine.
  11.01 Propeller Magazine.
  10.30 I-Fanboy.
  10.26 Miami New Times.
  10.25 NY Mag's Vulture.
  10.24 Torontoist.
  10.23 NOW Toronto.
  10.21 National Post.
  10.20 PBS NewsHour.
  10.20 NOW Toronto.
  10.19 The Onion A.V. Club.
  10.19 Maclean's.
  10.18 WNYC's Leonard Lopate.
  10.18 Village Voice.
  10.18 The List.
  10.18 Metro NY.
  10.17 Newsarama.
  10.16 Varsity.
  10.15 Vancouver Sun.
  10.14 Montreal Gazette.
  10.13 Montreal Mirror.
  10.12 NPR Books.
  10.12 NewCity.
  10.12 Details.
  10.11 BoingBoing.
  10.11 The Oak Park Patch.
  10.10 The Chicago Tribune.
  10.10 Publishers Weekly. 
  10.10 Metro, Boston.
  10.8 The Guardian.
  10.6 Comic Book Resources.
  10.5 The Daily Californian.
  10.4 Shelfari.
  10.3 i09.
  9.30 San Francisco Weekly.
  9.29 San Francisco Chronicle.
  9.28 FlavorWire.
  9.16 Maisonneuve.

  11.15 Chris Oliveros of D+Q accepts the PEN USA Award on behalf of Dan Clowes.
  11.08 Amazon features Mister Wonderful in their Best Graphic Novels of the Year.
  10.13 KBOO. An interview on Mister Wonderful
  10.10 Death-Ray sketches at

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Death-Ray Discussion

Please feel free to participate in a conversation about Daniel Clowes's The Death-Ray at The Comics Journal.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Daniel Clowes on WNYC's Leonard Lopate.

Daniel Clowes will be a guest on WNYC's Leonard Lopate show on Tuesday, October 18th in anticipation of his event at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe the same day at 7PM with fellow cartoonist Seth.

Monday, October 3, 2011

THE DEATH-RAY in stores 10/11; Clowes on Tour

Published by Drawn & Quarterly, THE DEATH-RAY will be in stores across North America on Tuesday, October 11th. Daniel Clowes will be touring with fellow cartoonist, Seth, in these fine cities, where they will be in conversation about all things comics.

Thursday, October 13th-Oak Park, IL
Unity Temple with Book Table

Saturday, October 15th-Boston, MA
Boston Book Festival (also with Alison Bechdel)

Tuesday, October 18th-New York, NY
Housing Works with Desert Island

Wednesday, October 19th-Montreal, QC
Ukrainian Federation with Librairie D+Q

Friday, October 21st-Toronto, ON
The International Festival of Authors

Saturday, November 19-Miami, FL
Miami Book Fair (also with Adrian Tomine)

Original ICE HAVEN Sketches

The original sketches for ICE HAVEN are up for auction on ebay, all proceeds benefit the family of Dylan Williams.  Auction ends on Wednesday, October 5th at 11:30 PDT.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Congratulations, Mr. Clowes.

Congratulations to Daniel Clowes, on the extremely well deserved honors of winning the Pen Center Literary Award for Outstanding Body of Work in Graphic Lit. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wanted: Clowes Tattoo Art


As we wrap up the forthcoming volume, The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, the first monograph on the celebrated cartoonist and author of Ghost WorldDavid BoringIce HavenWilsonMister Wonderful, and The Death-Ray, we are asking readers to help us out...

We are scouring the globe for Clowes comics inspired ink for the book. Do you or a friend sport a tattoo with Clowes related art, perhaps of the alluring Enid or the elusive Mr. Jones?? If so, we want to hear from you!

We need:
Print quality photo/scan (300dpi)
Your name and mailing address: 
Send the above to

Our favorites three tattoos will will be printed in the book and their owners will receive a complimentary copy!
[Please note: When you submit an image, you are granting us permission to print it in the book.]Please send by 8/28/11. (If you find this announcement after 8/28 and have a great image, contact us.) 

All tattoo submissions will be posted on our "Eightball Ink" Flickr gallery.

*We found these images online so if you know someone, or are any of the people pictured above please let us know!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Just announced at Comic-Con International, Abrams will be publishing The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, a monograph to be released in the Spring of 2012.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The DEATH-RAY at the D&Q booth (#1629) at the SDCC

The DEATH-RAY will be debuting at the D&Q booth (#1629) at the SDCC three months prior to its official release in October. This will be your only chance to get it before then. Only 300 signed and numbered copies available.

Also, a very limited number of DEATH-RAY ACTION DOLLS will be available to the first customers.

Friday, June 3, 2011

In the News:

The Death-Ray Action Doll!

The Death-Ray 12" action doll manufactured by the Oakland Toy Corp.

Limited edition of 200.

On sale Thursday, June 9th, 2011. First come, first served.

Order yours --->>>here<<<---

Saturday, April 23, 2011

In the News: Mister Wonderful


On Air: West Coast Live

Sedge Thompson talked with Daniel Clowes on his radio program "West Coast Live" earlier this morning. If you didn't get a chance to hear it on NPR, it will be available for one week on the KALW website. Their conversation begins at about the 90:00 mark.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Original Art up for Auction

Two pages from David Boring are up for auction through Heritage. Both auctions end on May 5th. These will be the last David Boring pages available from Heritage in 2011. 
Thanks to Mr. Todd Hignite at Heritage.

In the News: European TV on Fumetto and Interview at TCJ

  • Two videos including a featurette and interview from the Daniel Clowes exhibition at Fumetto on
  • Interview by Sean Collins on Mister Wonderful at The Comics Journal.

photo above: Susan Miller, curator of the exhibition, interviews Dan Clowes. Photo courtesy of Suzanne Gerber.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Encounter Briefs

This illustration was created for the cover of a comic book prop featured in Gregg Mottola's (Superbad) latest movie Paul, starring Simon Pegg. You'll also see Pegg wearing an Eightball t-shirt with the Death-Ray on it throughout the movie.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Clowes at Fumetto

Erika Clowes sent us these photos of the Daniel Clowes exhibition that just opened at this year's Fumetto comics festival in Lucerne, Switzerland


Mister Wonderful is now available. Check here for a listing of book tour signings beginning next week. Look here for a nice preview.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mister Wonderful book signing tour

Schedule of appearances in connection with the publication of MISTER WONDERFUL:

Tuesday, April 19—Santa Cruz

Thursday, April 21—Oakland
7:00 pm - Diesel Bookstore 

Saturday, April 30—Los Angeles
11:30 am - Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC Campus. Signing at Skylight Books booth. 
1:30 pm - Panel Discussion with Jim Woodring and others, followed by book signing.

Tuesday, May 3—Philadelphia
Discussion with Ben Katchor and Chip Kidd, followed by book signing. 

Wednesday, May 4—Boston
6:00 pm - Brookline Booksmith at the Coolidge Theatre

Thursday, May 5—NYC
7:00 pm - Strand Book Store 
In discussion with Chip Kidd.

Wednesday, May 11—San Francisco

Monday, May 16—Portland
7:30 pm - Powell’s Books

Stüssy Tees

Three new illustrations for Stüssy T-shirts, available here, and a short interview.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mister Wonderful preview

Mister Wonderful will be released on April 12, 2011. Here's a nice preview at Publisher's Weekly.

Monday, March 7, 2011

From the Vault: Unpublished Bill Murray Portrait

Last August, a full-page portrait of Bill Murray appeared in GQ magazine. Above is Clowes's unpublished first version, and below it's paired with the printed illustration. The original art for both of these images will be included in the massive Clowes exhibition at Fumetto this April.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Clowes Bibliography: 10 Years

Today is the 10th-year anniversary of the Daniel Clowes Bibliography. Thanks to Ken Parille for this great resource!

Daniel Clowes at Fumetto: April 2011

Daniel Clowes will be the special guest at Fumetto in Lucerne, Switzerland. The festival takes place from April 9 – 17 and will feature an exhibition of Clowes's art curated by Susan Miller.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Shock Corridor and The Naked Kiss

On January 18th Criterion released Sam Fuller's Shock Corridor and The Naked Kiss. Both DVDs feature Clowes covers and interior illustrations.

Ice Haven Paperback

Ice Haven has just been released in paperback, with new front and back covers.

For more details, see Pantheon's website.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Interview

An interview with Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter.