Mar 012012

Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles Presents: An Evening with Daniel Clowes. 

“The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist”

A one night only event honoring the release of the First Monograph of Clowes’s work. Hosted by Blair Butler (of G4’s Fresh Ink), this night will include comedy, a discussion with Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing, and a Q&A with the man of the hour!

Just added: Alvin Buenaventura the Chief Cloweseania Chronicler and Author of “The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist”

Buy one (1) copy of the book from Meltdown Comics and you get two (2) tickets to the evening’s events. An extra ticket can be bought for $10

Or if you’re not in LA, you can just buy a SIGNED copy of the The Art of Daniel Clowes

No individual tickets will be available, as this event is to celebrate Clowes new book, so find a friend and join us for this once in a lifetime event! A short signing will take place directly after the Q&A

The First Monograph on the Celebrated Cartoonist

The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist

Edited by Alvin Buenaventura
Designed by Jonathan Bennett
Interview by Kristine McKenna
Introduction by George Meyer
Essays by Chip Kidd, Susan Miller, Ken Parille,
Ray Pride, and Chris Ware

 “Clowes has explored the tedium and mystery of contemporary American life with more wit and insight than most novelists or filmmakers.” —New York Times

 “A master storyteller and artist. There is poetry in every panel.”—Esquire

“The country’s premier underground cartoonist.” —Newsweek

Throughout his twenty-five-year career, Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. In the late 1980s and 1990s his groundbreaking comic-book series Eightball defined the indie aesthetic of alternative comics, with wit, venom, and even a little sympathy. His breakthrough success, Ghost World, convinced mainstream readers of comics’ literary potential. In the new millennium, with works such as Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful, and The Death-Ray, Clowes has redefined the graphic novel as an art form.

Now, for the first time, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling graphic novelist, cartoonist, and screenwriter opens his archives. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist (Abrams ComicArts; April 2012; U.S. $ 40.00/Can. $45.00; ISBN 978-1-4197-0208-2), the first monograph on one of America’s most innovative cartoonists, collects Clowes’s best-known work alongside seldom-seen illustrations, personal photos and memorabilia, behind-the-scenes drawings and sketchbook pages, and unpublished comics and original art. This lavishly illustrated celebration of Clowes’s work, edited by Alvin Buenaventura, designed by Jonathan Bennett, also features essays by noted contributors such as Chip Kidd and Chris Ware.

The Art of Daniel Clowes ties in to a touring retrospective of Clowes’s work opening at the Oakland Museum of California on April 14, 2012.

About the Author

Alvin Buenaventura recently started the publishing company Pigeon Press. He previously published artistic and insightful graphic novels, books, and prints under the imprint Buenaventura Press from 2003 to 2009. Buenaventura also edits the monthly comics section for McSweeney’s literary magazine The Believer. He lives in Oakland, California.

About the Book
he Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist

Edited by Alvin Buenaventura
Designed by Jonathan Bennett
Interview by Kristine McKenna
Introduction by George Meyer
Essays by Chip Kidd, Susan Miller, Ken Parille, Ray Pride, and Chris Ware
Abrams ComicArts / April 2012
U.S. $40.00 / Can. $45.00
ISBN 978-1-4197-0208-2
Hardcover with jacket
224 pages / 9 ¼” x 12″
300 color illustrations

Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high quality art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, the award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown, and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Earth from Above. ABRAMS publishes books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior design, craft, fashion, sports, pop culture, as well as children’s books and general interest. The company’s imprints include Abrams; Appleseed Books; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Stewart, Tabori & Chang; and STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books.

  8 Responses to “Meltdown Comics Presents: An Evening with Daniel Clowes. April 5th, 2012”

  1. Is this the artist who helped create the Meltdown logo/character?

  2. What time though?