Friday, November 27, 2015

New Original Art by Daniel Clowes now Available at Pigeon Press Gallery.

There's some new Daniel Clowes original art, about a dozen preliminary sketches, including both published and unpublished  "New Yorker" covers, self-portraits, a beautiful pencil drawing of Thora Birch as Enid for the Ghost World: The Screenplay cover and more now available from

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Daniel Clowes will be attending CAB in Brooklyn, NY as a Special Guest this Weekend!

Daniel Clowes will be attending this year's Comic Arts Brooklyn this weekend as a special guest, November 7 & 8. He also illustrated this year's CAB poster which you can see above.

On SATURDAY you'll be able to find him at the Fantagraphics Books Inc. table at these times:
12:00 - 2:00pm
 4:00 - 5:00pm
When he's not signing at the Fantagraphics table you can find him at the the Pigeon Press & Gallery tables which are located right next to Fantagraphics.  here you'll be able to find The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist monograph, as well as prints and original art from by Clowes. Pigeon Press & Gallery will be representing Clowes as well as Charles Burns, Gary Leib and many other cartoonists.

On SUNDAY* there will be an interview with Clowes at 12PM at the Wythe Hotel by critic Naomi Fry. 

*NOTE: There are NO SALES on Sunday.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

More “Wilson” Movie News

Fox Searchlight Pictures announces:




LOS ANGELES, CA June 25, 2015 – Fox Searchlight Pictures President of Production Claudia Lewis announced today that a new production has begun principal photography in Minnesota. Craig Johnson (THE SKELETON TWINS) directs WILSON, starring Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson (“True Detective,” THE HUNGER GAMES), Oscar Nominee Laura Dern (WILD, “Enlightened”), Judy Greer (THE DESCENDANTS, JURASSIC WORLD)and Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Suburgatory”).  The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Daniel Clowes (GHOST WORLD) based on his graphic novel of the same name.  Mary Jane Skalski and Jared Ian Goldman are producing.  The film is shooting on location in the St. Paul area.

“I've been a fan of Dan Clowes' cartoons and writing for years,” says Johnson. “I own all of his comic books and graphic novels, including Wilson, so when I got the script, I couldn't quite believe it.  It's a privilege to be working on a project of this pedigree -- a project written by Dan Clowes, starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern and brought to life by Fox Searchlight. I'm honored to be part of it.”

"Dan Clowes' script embraces elements that are funny, touching, charming and sweet.  This film has everything, including Craig who is one of the most precise and smart directors around.  It will be a joy to bring Wilson to the big screen," said producers Skalski and Goldman.

"Woody Harrelson as “Wilson" is casting nirvana, and we are thrilled to be working again with Laura Dern, Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines.  We're especially excited about the pairing of Craig Johnson's cinematic style with Dan Clowes’ sharp and distinctive voice,” said Lewis.

Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabelle Amara) he has never met.  In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.


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Saturday, June 6, 2015

BoingBoing on Clowes extravaganza at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood

BoingBoing reports on yesterday's celebration of Daniel Clowes's work hosted by Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, CA. The post includes lots of great photos of the astounding turnout for the signing of The Complete Eightball as well as a video interview with Clowes by Mark Frauenfelder. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Go here to see more photos and watch the video interview.

Friday, June 5, 2015

"Daniel Clowes and Eightball, 1988-1998: Highlights, Mysteries, and Fun-Facts"

In anticipation of the soon to be released massive collection The Complete Eightball from Fantagraphics, Ken Parille has another insightful article on about Daniel Clowes's work during the decade he was working on his comic "Eightball." Highly recommended for readers who enjoyed Parille's The Daniel Clowes Reader.

Daniel Clowes and Eightball, 1988-1998: Highlights, Mysteries, and Fun-Facts | The Comics Journal

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"Wilson" Movie News

"Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern are in negotiations to star in Wilson, Fox Searchlight’s adaptation of a Daniel Clowes graphic novel that will be directed by Craig Johnson, the helmer who directed The Skeleton Twins. The movie is moving ahead for a June shoot in Minneapolis.

Alexander Payne is producing with his Ad Hominem Enterprises partners Jim Taylor and Jim Burke. Also producing are Sam Raimi and Josh Donen."

Hollywood Reporter: Woody Harrelson's Comic Adaptation "Wilson" Comes Together With Laura Dern Co-Starring (Exclusive)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fantagraphics to Publish Clowes's Next Book "Patience" in 2016

"Fantagraphics Books is proud to announce Patience, the first all-new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in more than half a decade. It’s the biggest and most ambitious book of a storied career in which he’s received an Academy Award nomination, a PEN Award, and multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards."

Thursday, April 30, 2015

University of Chicago Acquires Papers of Daniel Clowes

"The University of Chicago Library has acquired the papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes, giving researchers access to never-before-seen notes and sketches from the acclaimed comic book author
The materials in the collection—notes, outlines, narrative drafts, character sketches, draft layouts, line art, book dummies and more—reveal the start-to-finish artistic process behind three of Clowes’ award-winning graphic novels: The Death-Ray (2011), Ice Haven (2005) and Mister Wonderful (2011). The collection also includes ephemera related to two major exhibitions of Clowes’ work."

UChicagoNews: University of Chicago acquires papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes
Chicago Tribune: Ghost World artist's papers acquired by University of Chicago

Monday, April 27, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Clowes Book Signing Tour for Advanced Copies of "The Complete Eightball"

A short book tour kicked off today, with Daniel Clowes signing advanced copies of The Complete Eightball at the Fantagraphics Bookstore in Seattle. All copies sold out in less than 30 minutes, so if you want one get to upcoming events early!

Also, this week's Stranger has a cover feature on Daniel Clowes. Here's a link to the article: The Masterpiece That Helped Transform Comics and Culture

Here's a list of other upcoming tour dates. Each event will have a limited amount of Complete Eightball advanced copies:

April 19, 2015 - Portland, Oregon at LineWork

April 21, 2015 - Portland, Oregon at Powell's

April 30, 2015 - Chicago, Illinois at Quimby's

June 5, 2015 - Hollywood, California at Meltdown Comics