Caricature by Daniel Clowes

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The bestselling author of Ghost World collects his acclaimed short stories from Eightball and Esquire.

The dramatic short stories included in Caricature have drawn comparisons to Nabokov for their complex naturalism and sense of humor. Anchored by the title story, considered the first apotheosis of Clowes' seminal Eightball underground comic book series, Caricature also includes eight other stories, including "Green Eyeliner," a six-page full-color short story originally published in Esquire as the first work of comics to be featured in the magazine's fiction issue (and commissioned by then-editor Dave Eggers). Also included are: a rare fully-painted short, "MCMLXVI," the full-color "Gold Mommy," "Glue Destiny," "Gynecology," "Immortal, Invisible," "Blue Italian Shit," "Like a Weed, Joe," "Black Satin," an all-new cover, and more. Color and black-and-white comics throughout

About Daniel Clowes

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DANIEL CLOWES is the author of the seminal comic book series Eightball, the screenwriter of Ghost World and Art School Confidential, and an illustrator for The New Yorker.He is married and lives in Oakland, California.
Published December 1, 1998 by Fantagraphics Books. 104 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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These nine stories show Clowes (Ghost World) as a writer compelled to produce infinite variations on the inner monologues of articulate, geeky loners.

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Although the book ranges in subject matter from a dilapidated, run-down superhero to a slightly melancholy boy trick-or-treating for perhaps the last time, every story in Caricature exists in the same moral universe: a cold, solitary place where the comic and the tragic are hopelessly interwoven ...

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