One of Dan Clowes’ most admired works — EIGHTBALL #23, aka “The Death Ray” has been out of print for a while, but rumors of a new edition have been confirmed with the announcement that a hardcover edition is forthcoming from Drawn & Quarterly in fall 2011. The story of a misfit with a dangerous weapon, it represents, perhaps, Clowes’ most complete statement on the tradition of fantasy comics from which his earliest works emerged. Unsurprisingly, it’s under development by Jack Black’s production company, with video director Chris Milk attached to direct.
TweetOver the holiday week, the biggest news was the official announcement thatD&Q will re-release the complete works of Lynda Barry. Next fall will actually see the publication of the first volume of the complete Lynda Barry comics work (consisting primarily of her Ernie Pook’s Comeek strip but not limited to just that, oh no!) Things […]
Daniel Clowes is no stranger to the movies, with his GNs GHOST WORLD and ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL having been produced, and several screenplays under his belt. Now, it looks like his recent hit WILSON may be headed to the screen. Alexander Payne is set to direct with Josh Donen producing for Sam Raimi’s Stars Road shingle.
TweetBy Torsten Adair The following is a selection of new comics titles due to be published in November 2010. This list is not comprehensive, as there are over 350 books scheduled. Instead, I have selected titles which caught my interest. If you would like to browse forthcoming graphic novels and related books at your leisure, […]
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And speaking of long awaited graphic novels, Chester Brown, another indie comics genius long silent, has finally announced a new graphic novel for 2011. It’s called PAYING FOR IT, and it deals with his ongoing experiences with prostitutes.
Tweet Drawn & Quarterly expands its gekiga offerings with the announcement of two new books from manga-ka Shigeru Mizuki, one of the most famed cartoonists in Japanese history. (Above image from Drawn, not from either announced project.) Shigeru is known as the master of the macabre yōkai tradition, but the two books that D&Q are […]
D&Q, one of the finest comics publishers in the world, actually has all their news and debuts and what not at their blog. We urge you to go there for all the poop. We have taken the liberty of reproducing the covers to WILD KINGDOM, the new Kevin Huizenga and a new issue (hardcover) of PALOOKAVILLE by Seth. Also their signing schedule is below, with guests Vanessa Davis, Jillian Tamaki, Gabrielle Bell and James Sturm. These put the COMIC back in Comic-Con! Let’s do this!