Sunday, July 26, 2009

D+Q to Publish Dan Clowes' WILSON in May 2010

Even though I had some problems with his book David Boring, I think Dan Clowes is by far one of the best cartoonists working today. I'm curious to see what his work is like when it can afford to skip serialization and jump straight into OGN ("original graphic novel") territory. Thus my interest in this press release...For Immediate Release:

Drawn & Quarterly has acquired world rights to the original graphic novel WILSON by award-winning cartoonist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and NEW YORKER illustrator Daniel Clowes. WILSON is the author's first novel not to be originally serialized in his seminal comic book series, EIGHTBALL, and his first book with D+Q.

"As a long-time fan of Eightball, it is thrilling to be able to publish Dan," said Chris Oliveros, Drawn & Quarterly Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. "WILSON is signature Clowes as the cartooning is seamless. It is funny, poignant and leaves an indelible impression on the reader. Wilson will take his place right alongside Enid Coleslaw, David Boring, and Dan Pussey."

One of the most important cartoonists of our time, Clowes has been hailed as a "bona-fide cult hero" by THE NEW YORKER and the "country's premier underground cartoonist" by NEWSWEEK. In WILSON, Clowes creates a thoroughly engaging, complex and fascinating portrait of the modern egoist-outspoken and oblivious to those around him, but who sincerely wants to find his place in the world. Working in a single-page gag format and drawn in a spectrum of styles, the cartoonist of GHOST WORLD, ICE HAVEN and DAVID BORING gives us his funniest and most deeply affecting novel to date. The full color graphic novel will be published in North America by D+Q in May 2010 and distributed in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and in Canada by Raincoast Books. International rights will be represented by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Literary Agency.

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For more information contact:
Peggy Burns
Drawn & Quarterly, Associate Publisher
publicity [at] drawnandquarterly.com
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