Dan Clowes

Dan Clowes Talks About Nerdy Superheros, 9/11, and Spite Wars


Dan Clowes is a comic book artist, a screenwriter, and a damn fine man. He won the PEN Literary Prize for Graphic Literature this year, and is the author of Ghost World, Mister Wonderful, and the Eightball comics, among others. On October 11th, The Death-Ray will be released in a classy hardcover format, so get ready for that, because it’s an incredible meditation on the idea of justice in a world that cannot simply be divided into black and white. We called Mr. Clowes yesterday and had a discussion with him about Spiderman, the Iraq War, aging, and what is was like to grow up in Chicago in the ’70s. The results are below. So read on, dear readers, and tell us your thoughts and darkest secrets in the comments section.
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