- Pogo’s Progress
- The Usual
- Comic about John P
- Vinnie Colletta’s Exit ‘Conversation’
- MicroCon 2007
- Free Comic Book Day comes early!
- Pet Monkey Bites IRS Agent
- Secret Robert Rodriguez/Chris Ware connection!
- Ohio Audit Reveals More Diebold Problems
- Sponsored Comics: Blooper Brown
- Write an essay in Chicago, go to jail
- The Kipper Kids
- Hanging Out at Fantagraphics.
- FROM HELL 5/33
- Jan Svankmajer – Darkness Light Darkness
- Roadside Attractions Map
- “Sketchbook in Africa” by Ken Anderson
- You Are What You Eat
- Could black holes be wormholes ?
- George Orwell Is Crying: New E-Passport Is Patriotic,…
- Sunday Listenings: Buenaventura and HIgnite
- Sunday Reading: Comics Comics #2
- Sunday Reading: Tate comics article
- Golden Age: The Origin of Mr. Terrific!
- Mad about Aurora
- Last Gasp’s Ron Turner’s tour of San Francisco
- All Star Comics #38, All Star Comics #41
- Complete Peanuts for Under $9
- Hermann on the Web at Last
- Where’s…Frank MIller: “An enigma”
- Kitchen of Tomorrow, from 1967
- Lulu and friends freak the mundanes.
- Here’s part two of the Kong article.
- GRANDFATHER TO THE SUPER-CRIMINAL
- Even More Webcomics Reviews
- Sponsored Comics: Hub Capps
- Art serving commerce
- panels from BIFF BANNON!…pow.
- Buying the War: Moyers documentary exposes media culpability…
- 20% off at the Poopsheet Shop!
- Influences: Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe
- “Spring dilemma”
- “Beware The Gorilla Witch!”
This time around we’re focusing on cartoonist Dan Clowes, probably best known these days for his excellent graphic novel turned excellent movie Ghost World. Clowes is one of the funniest and most disturbing cartoonists around… he often gets compared to filmmaker/artist David Lynch, although his style is utterly different from Lynch’s.
His comic Eightball is unfortunately published pretty infrequently these days, but he seems to top himself with every issue that comes out. Eightball has been high-quality from the start, though… Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron is still one of my favorite things he’s done and its serialization started in the first issue of Eightball. If you haven’t read Clowes work, you are really missing out.
All of these obscure Daniel Clowes images were found at comicartfans.com. Click on the images to go to the full size versions on that site. Many more images by Clowes and other cartoonists can be found there as well… in these “obscure images” posts I’m focusing mostly on stuff that hasn’t been published to my knowledge.
Here’s a Clowes interpretation of Little Lulu.
Here’s the original art for an Eightball cover.
Here’s a Clowes interpretation of Wonder Woman. This is part of the wonderful and amazing Joel Thingvall collection of Wonder Woman art by hundreds of cartoonists we’ve been lucky enough to have partially displayed in the glass cases at FallCon in the Twin Cities for the last number of years (including this piece).
Dan Clowes portrait of musician Pet Droge. Apparently this one is currently for sale or trade, if you’re interested… follow the link on it for more info.
Here’s another example of Frederick Opper’s strip Happy Hooligan from 1903. Click the image to read the strip.
Here’s another example of F.M. Howarth’s strip The Love of Lulu and Leander from 1904. Click the image to read the strip.
Meet Johnny Hallyday… the French Elvis.
Not get out!
You’re driving me bats!
You and that bunch of Harlem cats…
From his website, it appears that creative-genius animator Bruce Bickford (featured in the previously mentioned documentary Monster Road, which I watched for the second time this weekend & enjoyed it as much as the first time) is working on a homage to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, one of my favorite TV shows of all time. Check out the gallery by clicking the picture below.
Above: Agent Cooper enters the Glastonbury Grove.
Here’s another example of Frederick Opper’s strip Happy Hooligan from 1904. Click the image to read the strip.
Here’s another example of F.M. Howarth’s strip The Love of Lulu and Leander from 1903. Click the image to read the strip.
The third chapter of my Gross Comic, Ezekiel Fishman Versus the Martians, has been posted… follow the link and go to page 25 for chapter three, or read from the beginning.