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4.16.2015

Daniel Clowes - The Stranger cover!

Nice cover for Seattle's The Stranger! Dan Clowes will be at the Fantagraphics Bookstore signing his new Complete Eightball book April 18th!
Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle's historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

4.13.2015

The Complete Eightball by Daniel Clowes

Before he rose to fame as the author of the bestselling graphic novels Ghost World, David Boring, Ice Haven, and The Death Ray, Daniel Clowes made his name from 1989 to 1997 by producing 18 issues of the beloved comic book series Eightball, which is still widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential comic book titles of all time. Now, for the 25th Anniversary of Eightball, Fantagraphics is collecting these long out-of-print issues in a slipcased set of two hardcover volumes, reproducing each issue in facsimile form, exactly as they were originally published. Out in stores May 2015 $119.99 
Included are over 450 pages of vintage Clowes, including such seminal serialized graphic novels/strips/rants 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,” “Glue Destiny,” and so many more, including many never reprinted before now.

10.29.2014

"Iron Mask" screenplay!

Here it is! The Iron Mask screenplay! This is the script I wrote starting in 1994. I wrote it after reading Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron by Daniel Clowes.

There's a cop beating, an eerie grotesque character getting a haircut, murder, vomiting and degenerate family fun! It's a gas to read after it sat for twenty years on an old floppy disk! The story is a lot different than "Like a Glove," but it's definitely in the same mysterious, creepy vein.


10.11.2014

Hooked on Comix at Seattle's Bumbershoot - from 2010

Found this photo of the "Counterculture Comix" exhibition at Bumbershoot in Seattle - from 2010. 

The show featured continuous screenings of classic early volumes of Hooked on Comix.


Daniel Clowes can be seen on the screens.

10.10.2014

Daniel Clowes New Yorker cover ...

I went to  a dinner party at my friend's parents house, they had a whole wall framed with New Yorker covers. This was the best, in my opinion.


10.02.2014

9.24.2014

Ghost World script by Daniel Clowes found in trash!


My friend Gary Smith (a great cartoonist in his own right) lent me an original first-draft Ghost World script by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff! His brother in-law, a film director, tossed the script in the trash bin after he lost the job to direct the movie. 

Original Ghost World script by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff

9.03.2014

FUGAZI "First Demo" out late 2014

I'm a big fan of all things Dischord, so I had to repost this from their website.
From Dischord Records:
Later this year, Dischord will release Fugazi's first demo. In January 1988, after only ten shows, Fugazi decided to go into Inner Ear Studio to see what their music sounded like on tape. They tracked 11 songs, ten of which were given away on cassettes, which the band encouraged people to share. The only song from the session that has been formally released was "In Defense of Humans," which appeared on the State of the Union compilation in 1989. Now, some 26 years later, Dischord is releasing the entire demo including the one song ("Turn Off Your Guns") that wasn't included on the original cassette. The record has been mastered by TJ Lipple and will be available on CD and LP+Mp3.

I shot this video in 1989 with Ian MacKaye's permission:



8.22.2014

UPDATE to the UPDATE: The script is ALIVE!!!! Daniel Clowes-Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron-Lost script????

UPDATE to the UPDATE: The script has been recovered from the disk and it is alive and well!!!!!  

 

UPDATE!!!! I've found the 3 1/2" floppy disk that the script could be on!!!! Can it be transferred to my USB drive and opened??????

Original art detail from Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron by Daniel Clowes. This one page inspired me to write a creepy-noir script. At the time my screen writing professor thought it could win a student Academy Award! Too bad I lost the script when I moved from Chicago to LA.


Could the lost script be found or rewritten and made into a movie???? Stay tuned ...