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Audio Tour:
Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes

About

Daniel Clowes is an acclaimed comic book artist and graphic novelist—although he prefers the designation “cartoonist”—with nearly fifty publications to his credit. He is also a highly reputed magazine illustrator (and regular cover artist for the New Yorker) and an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the film adaptation of his 1997 graphic novel Ghost World, which is widely credited with establishing the graphic novel as a credible literary form. This major survey, the first museum retrospective of Clowes’s work, presents more than 125 original drawings and artifacts in an elegant, inviting installation combining today’s graphic style with shades of a Victorian parlor.

Audio Playlist

  • 01

    Susan Miller

    Susan Miller on the origins of the exhibition

    00:01:42
  • 02

    Susan Miller

    Susan Miller on Clowes's process

    00:02:15
  • 03

    Susan Miller

    Susan Miller on Clowes's early works

    00:01:24
  • 04

    Daniel Clowes

    Daniel Clowes on "Art School Confidential"

    00:01:30
  • 05

    Ray Pride

    Ray Pride on "Art School Confidential"

    00:01:01
  • 06

    Daniel Clowes

    Daniel Clowes on "Eightball no. 8" cover

    00:00:52
  • 07

    Susan Miller

    Susan Miller on "Ghost World" and David Boring

    00:01:29
  • 08

    Daniel Clowes

    Daniel Clowes on the "Ghost World" cover

    00:02:00
  • 09

    Ray Pride

    Ray Pride on "Ghost World"

    00:01:04
  • 10

    Ray Pride

    Ray Pride on the filmic qualities of Clowes's work

    00:02:18
  • 11

    Susan Miller

    Susan Miller on Clowes's recent work

    00:01:26
  • 12

    Ivan Brunetti

    Ivan Brunetti on Clowes's style

    00:01:11
  • 13

    Daniel Clowes

    Daniel Clowes on growing up in Chicago

    00:00:57
  • 14

    Ivan Brunetti

    Ivan Brunetti on Chicago's community of cartoonists

    00:02:27
  • 15

    Ray Pride

    Ray Pride on urban environments and scale in Clowes's work

    00:00:40
  • 16

    Ivan Brunetti

    Illustrations

    00:02:52
  • 17

    Daniel Clowes

    The New Yorker covers

    00:01:31