Monday, July 15, 2013

In the News: WBEZ posts MCAChicago interview and more...

WBEZ Chicago radio posted this interview with Daniel Clowes that was conducted by curator Susan Miller at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on June 28, 2013.

During the interview they cover a lot of ground including: starting out in comics, the beginnings of Eightball, a tribute to his publisher and friend Kim Thompson who recently and unexpectedly passed, the motivations behind creating Enid and Rebecca from Ghost World , what it's like having a retrospective exhibition at the MCA Chicago (the city Clowes grew up in), working in Comics vs. Film, and much more... (Also, listen for the very funny unexpected cameo by comedian and actor Patton Oswalt towards the end.)

And here's a few other recent links to articles tied into the Modern Cartoonist exhibition currently up at the MCA Chicago:

Chicago Magazine
Chicago Tribune (mural)
Chicago Tribune (exhibition) 
New City

The Death-Ray T-shirt, and New Prints in the Shop.

The new webshop was just launched and there you can find some new items for sale. We have the last of The Death-Ray T-shirts from Presspop, Japan (about a dozen left and otherwise sold-out*) and a deluxe limited edition of the Chicago Views prints made exclusive for our website.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

"Barnaby" and "The Daniel Clowes Reader" now available!

Barnaby vol. 1 and The Daniel Clowes Reader are now available!

Barnaby is a multi-volume project that will collect this entire run of comic strips (1942-1952) by Crockett Johnson. This series is edited by Eric Reynolds and Philip Nel with art direction by Daniel Clowes. This first volume contains the first two years and has an introduction by cartoonist Chris Ware.

The Daniel Clowes Reader: A Critical Edition of Ghost World and Other Stories, with Essays, Interviews, and Annottations - This landmark collection edited by Ken Parille features ten of Daniel Clowes's most influential comics, along with interviews in which he talks about his career and creative process, and twelve thought-provoking essays by contemporary scholars and critics.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

photo gallery: "Modern Cartoonist" opens at the MCA Chicago.

The Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes exhibition opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago last week. Here's a photo gallery that we just posted. 

Thanks to Susan Miller, Lynne Warren, Nicholas de Monchaux, Gary Leib, Ivan Brunetti, and Charles, Erika & Daniel Clowes for a fun weekend, the photos, and making this happen.

-Alvin Buenaventura