Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Because "The world don't move to the beat of just one drum."
Speaking of which, the Diamond distribution monolith will not be carrying Ticket Stub, so if you are interested in obtaining a copy you will have to take a more proactive approach, either by ordering it from the Yam Books website or through one of these fine establishments, with likely a few more to come:
Family, Los Angeles, CA
Secret Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA
Mission Comics, San Francisco, CA
Quimby's, Chicago, IL
Comix Revolution, Evanston, IL
Atomic Books, Baltimore, MD
Big Brain Comics, Minneapolis, MN
Desert Island, Brooklyn, NY
Forbidden Planet, New York, NY
Jim Hanley's, New York, NY
Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR
Floating World, Portland, OR
Copacetic Comics, Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by Tim Hensley at 4:24 PM
Sunday, November 25, 2012
GRID column will be up at
The Comics Journal on
Monday, November 26 at
Posted by Ken Parille at 1:18 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Rina Ayuyang has a recap soundly squared away here. Hopefully all those luminaries won't be disappointed when they actually read my book. I look horrible in the pictures.
Thank you to the organizers of BCGF for considering me a guest and to all the folks who stopped by the Yam Books table to say hello. Thanks to Lark and Robyn for congeniality.
I was surprised to meet so many non-cartoonists who had read my book and liked it. One fellow told me he found it in a public library in the children's section--whoops.
The panel I was on was more crowded than I expected, but I felt it went okay. I afterward read a blog post that said I was inarticulate. I felt bad for Anouk Ricard who was thinking fluent French and speaking limited English. (Check out this clip of her characters on YouTube; it is cool.) Tom Spurgeon did a great job of trying to keep the nebulous topic balanced.
Tuesday I was back at my cubicle at work trying to stay awake.
Biggest thank you goes to Rina for publishing Ticket Stub and holding down the tables for the "transcontinental tour." I hope Yam's future is bright and also that she gets back to drawing comics! I likely won't be traveling like this again for a while.
Next up is the Giant Robot annual Post-It show, washed out scan above.
Still drawing laborious comics too...
Posted by Tim Hensley at 7:52 AM
Monday, October 22, 2012
After too long, I have updated the Dan Clowes bibliography:
If anything is missing,
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Posted by Ken Parille at 10:42 AM
Saturday, October 6, 2012
On October 13 and 14, cartoonist/publisher Rina Ayuyang and I will be at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco.
Then on November 10, we're at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. I should also have two new pages in the next issue of Smoke Signal there.
Posted by Tim Hensley at 9:17 AM
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I'm sure that you all have been checking out boingboing.net everyday, looking at the Clowes oddities and entering the contest to win a copy of The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist signed by Mr. Clowes. Here's another oddity, an OK Soda "cold vault static cling" from 1994. These were used in the large coolers that hold soda in convenience stores. I drank some OK back in the '90s.
Posted by Ken Parille at 10:26 AM
Monday, March 19, 2012
It's happening at danielclowes.com/news and boingboing!
Here are some other Clowes odditities: an Eightball button from 1991, and OK Soda shoe-laces from 1994. The packing on the laces features a redrawn version of a panel from Clowes's Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron; this may be the smallest Clowes 'panel' ever printed.
Posted by Ken Parille at 9:38 AM
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
See here for a preview of The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, which will be released on April 1.
"Created with full access to the cartoonist’s archives, The Art of Daniel Clowes collects for the first time Clowes’s best-known and seldom-seen illustrations, personal photos and memorabilia, behind-the-scenes drawings and sketchbook pages, along with unpublished comics and original art. The 224-page full-color hardcover also features:
an introduction by George Meyer (The Simpsons)
a career-spanning interview by Kristine McKenna (Talk to Her)
and the following essays:
Book designer Chip Kidd on Clowes and design
Art critic Susan Miller on Wilson and portraiture
Writer Ken Parille on Clowes’s post-Y2K graphic novels
Film critic Ray Pride on David Boring and film
Cartoonist Chris Ware on why other cartoonists fear Clowes"
Edited by Alvin Buenaventura
Designed by Jonathan Bennett
Co-Edited by Ken Parille
Published by Abrams ComicArts
Posted by Ken Parille at 7:44 AM