Thursday, March 29, 2012

4 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 oddities that we couldn’t include in the book.

The Chicago Years…

Here are some things from Clowes’s time in Chicago during the mid-1980s and early '90s:

This is an unpublished color version of the first page from the first "Lloyd Llewelleyn" story. Clowes sent the comic to Fantagraphics and, much to his surprise, 
they gave him his own series.

An excerpt from Lloyd Llewelleyn no. 5 along with custom drawings that Clowes made to fulfill the few responses to the offer.  
Two photos of Clowes in the early Eightball days.
A preliminary sketch for the cover of Eightball no. 7.

…and a Chicago-era addition to the just launched danielclowesdotcom you tube channel. Click play and wait for it... (R.I.P. James Ward)

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.