Longlisted for the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
by Daniel Clowes
Daniel Clowes is an acclaimed American cartoonist, illustrator, and screenwriter. He gained fame with his comic book series Eightball, which was notable for its dark humor and commentary on modern culture. Clowes’ work often explores themes of social isolation, personal identity, and the complexities of human relationships. His graphic novel Ghost World received particular acclaim, becoming a cult classic and later adapted into a feature film. More recently, his books Patience and Monica have been critically acclaimed, showcasing his continued innovation and depth in graphic storytelling. Clowes’ style is recognized for its meticulous detail, emotional depth, and engagement with the absurdities of the everyday, cementing his status as one of the most influential figures in the comics medium. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife, kid, and their dog.