Dreams, Transformations, and Verdure: A Review of “The Green Hand and Other Stories”

In his introduction to Nicole Claveloux’s The Green Hand and Other Stories, Daniel Clowes makes a seemingly paradoxical statement: though he’s admired Claveloux’s work for decades, he “had never actually read one of her stories.” There’s actually a completely reasonable explanation for this, involving the poor quality of previous English editions of her work, but the contradictions in Clowes’s statement makes a weird form of sense in light of the works to come. The stories in this book abound with […]

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Where Album Covers Meet Great Comics

Earlier this year, Neko Case and Kelly Hogan released a collaborative single, “These Aren’t the Droids.” The cover art came via Lynda Barry, whose distinctive style can be seen in a host of books, and whose approach to teaching has been written about in the New York Times. This was the latest example of an artist known for their work in comics taking on an album cover. It’s far from the only one, though; read on for more examples of this kind of overlap.

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Afternoon Bites: Daniel Clowes, Brian Francis Slattery, Duff McKagan, and more

Alexander Chee spoke with Daniel Clowes for BOMB. He’s written up more of his thoughts on the process for his blog. Spencer Ackerman on Duff McKagan’s It’s So Easy: “…a book about feeling like a zombie in a supermarket because the choices required to endure life’s routines can overwhelm. “ Hobart‘s Aaron Burch has a new short story, “Or,” in the latest Bull. The Outlet looks at some noteworthy book reviews from the past month. Later this month, Housing Works […]

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