Something to very much look forward to: on April 14, 2012, the Oakland Museum of California will open Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, featuring the work of the internationally renowned comic, graphic novelist and writer. And if you can't make it out to Oakland, may we suggest picking up a copy (we just got one ourselves) of the Abrams book, Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes. Same name. Makes it easier.
Here ia an overview of the exhibition in Oakland:
Based in Oakland, Daniel Clowes is internationally acclaimed for award-winning comics, graphic novels, and screenplays. With nearly 50 publications in multiple reprints and editions in ten languages, Clowes is credited as the cartoonist most responsible for developing the graphic novel into a credible literary form. The film version of Ghost World (2001), directed by Terry Zwigoff, earned Clowes an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay. Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes reveals hundreds of original drawings and artifacts in an inspired installation environment. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive full-color monograph. Organized by independent curator Susan Miller and Senior Curator of Art René de Guzman, the exhibition is the first major survey of the work of Daniel Clowes.
A few spreads from the book are below in our gallery.
Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes
April 14, 2012 - August 12, 2012
Oakland Museum of California