Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron by Daniel Clowes

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From Eightball, this terrifying and fascinating journey into madness makes Twin Peaks look like Teletubbies.

Like a Velvet Glove... collects all 10 chapters of the serialized story Eightball. As Clay Loudermilk attempts to unravel the mysteries behind a snuff film, he finds himself involved with an increasingly bizarre cast of characters, including a pair of sadistic cops who carve a strange symbol into the heel of Clay's foot; a horny over-the-hill suburban woman whose sexual encounter with a mysterious water creature produced a grotesquely misshapen, but no less horny, mutant daughter; a dog with no orifices whatsoever (it has to be fed by injection); two ominous victims of extremely bad hair implants; a charismatic Manson-like cult leader who plans to kidnap a famous advice columnist and many more! This edition has a brand new cover, new title and end pages—plus: Clowes being the perfectionist that he is, there are tweaked and re-drawn panels that really make this a transcendent piece of storytelling art!


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 January 17, 1993 by Fantagraphics. 200 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Clowes's ( The Official Lloyd Llewellyn Collection ) new book-length epic is eerily funny and just a bit disgusting.

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Entertainment Weekly

A proper ''comix'' hall of fame would have to include Crumb's work, Bill Griffith's Zippy the Pinhead, Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez's Love and Rockets, Chester Brown's Yummy Fur, and two twisted gems just compiled into paperback by Fantagraphics B...

May 21 1993 | Read Full Review of Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron

ABC Perth

A very brave movie to make in my book - the esoteric is probably more incomprehensible than we can even imagine I am a highly cynical movie goer, hypocritical in the way that I will see these "big budget" hollywood films, because i know to see them on video is a pointless endeavour.

Mar 07 2002 | Read Full Review of Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron

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