anthology Eightball; it contains the original installments
of Ghost World, the short that the film Art School
Confidential was based on, and much more, newly
designed for paperback by the author.
The beloved comic book series Eightball made Daniel Clowes' name
even before he gained fame as a bestselling graphic novelist (Ghost
World, Patience, David Boring, Ice Haven) and screenwriter. From 1989
to 1997, he produced 18 issues of what is still widely considered one of
the greatest and most influential comic book titles of all time. Now,
Fantagraphics is collecting every single page of these long out-of-print
issues in a paperback edition. It includes more than 500 pages of vintage
Clowes: seminal serialized graphic novels, strips, and rants, such
as "Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron," "Ghost World," "Pussey," "I Hate
You Deeply," "Sexual Frustration," "Ugly Girls," "Why I Hate Christians,"
"Message to the People of the Future," "Paranoid," "My Suicide," "Chicago,"
"Art School Confidential," "On Sports," "Zubrick and Pogeybait," "Hippypants and
Peace-Bear," "Grip Glutz," "The Sensual Santa," "Feldman," and many more. Features
new covers by Clowes, and "Behind the Eightball": the author's annotations
for each issue, heavily illustrated with art and photos from his archives.
Daniel Clowes is an American cartoonist. His most recent book, Patience, has been
translated into nineteen languages, and his books and comics have won numerous
awards, including a PEN America Literary Award and over a dozen Harvey and Eisner
Awards. As a screenwriter, he has been nominated for an Academy Award and written
the films Ghost World (with Terry Zwigoff), Art School Confidential, and Wilson. His
illustrations have been featured on a wide-ranging array of posters, album covers,
and magazines, including many covers for The New Yorker. He lives in Oakland, California,
with his wife and son.