Daniel Clowes


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in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
April 14, 1961

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Daniel Gillespie Clowes is an Academy Award-nominated American author, screenwriter and cartoonist of alternative comic books. Most of Clowes' work appears first in his anthology Eightball (1989-2004), a collection of self-contained narratives and serialized graphic novels. Several of these narratives have been collected published separately as graphic novels, most notably Ghost World. With filmmaker Terry Zwigoff, Clowes adapted Ghost World into the 2000 film of the same name, and also adapted another Eightball story into the 2006 film Art School Confidential. Before Eightball, Clowes worked on comic book series Lloyd Llewellyn, which in the later issues stronger foreshadowed some of the social criticism of his work with Eightball. ...more

Average rating: 3.85 · 132,188 ratings · 6,427 reviews · 73 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ghost World

3.83 avg rating — 68,300 ratings — published 1998 — 46 editions
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Patience

3.87 avg rating — 9,091 ratings — published 2016 — 23 editions
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David Boring

3.81 avg rating — 8,057 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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Like a Velvet Glove Cast in...

4.06 avg rating — 7,207 ratings — published 1993 — 20 editions
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Wilson

3.75 avg rating — 7,171 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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Ice Haven

3.89 avg rating — 6,279 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
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Mister Wonderful: A Love Story

3.80 avg rating — 4,162 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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The Death-Ray

3.83 avg rating — 4,053 ratings — published 2004 — 12 editions
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Twentieth Century Eightball

4.15 avg rating — 3,421 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Caricature

3.98 avg rating — 3,269 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
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“He always accuses me of trying to look'cool', I was like, 'everybody tries to look cool, I just happen to be successful.”
Daniel Clowes, Ghost World

“The secret to being alone is to organize your time; to develop habits and routines and gradually elevate their importance to where they seem almost like normal, healthy activities.”
Daniel Clowes, Caricature

“I believe in the transformative power of cinema. It is only through this shared dream-experience that we can transcend the oppressive minutiae of daily existence and find some spiritual connection in the deeper reality of our mutual desire. ”
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