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Collecting issues 1-18 of the iconic Daniel Clowes comics
anthology Eightball; it contains the original installments
of Ghost World, the short that the film Art School
Confidential was based on, and much more, newly
designed for paperback by the author.
The beloved comic book series Eightball made Daniel Clowes' name
even before he gained fame as a bestselling graphic novelist (Ghost
World, Patience, David Boring, Ice Haven) and screenwriter. From 1989
to 1997, he produced 18 issues of what is still widely considered one of
the greatest and most influential comic book titles of all time. Now,
Fantagraphics is collecting every single page of these long out-of-print
issues in a paperback edition.
It includes more than 500 pages of vintage
Clowes: seminal serialized graphic novels, strips, and rants, such
as "Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron," "Ghost World," "Pussey," "I Hate
You Deeply," "Sexual Frustration," "Ugly Girls," "Why I Hate Christians,"
"Message to the People of the Future," "Paranoid," "My Suicide," "Chicago,"
"Art School Confidential," "On Sports," "Zubrick and Pogeybait," "Hippypants and
Peace-Bear," "Grip Glutz," "The Sensual Santa," "Feldman," and many more.
Features new covers by Clowes, and "Behind the Eightball": the author's annotations
for each issue, heavily illustrated with art and photos from his archives