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Daniel Clowes

May 2010

Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else. In an ongoing quest to find human connection, he badgers friend and stranger alike into a series of one-sided conversations, punctuating his own lofty discursions with a brutally honest, self-negating sense of humor. After his father dies, Wilson, now irrevocably alone, sets out to find his ex-wife with the hope of rekindling their long-dead relationship, and discovers he has a teenage daughter, born after the marriage ended and given up for adoption. Wilson eventually forces all three to reconnect as a family - a doomed mission that will surely, inevitably backfire.

Full Color, 80 pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9781770460072

$21.95 US / $22.95 CDN

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The Death-Ray

Daniel Clowes

October 2011

"It is like Holden Caulfield with his phaser set on kill. Phonies beware." Time Magazine

"The Death Ray reads as a cautionary parable and an acidic rumination on the travails of adolescence...Clowes demonstrates what the comic book can do and literary fiction can not." The Observer UK

Teen outcast Andy is an orphaned nobody with only one friend, the obnoxious but loyal Louie. They roam school halls and city streets, invisible to everyone but bullies and tormentors, until the glorious day when Andy takes his first puff on a cigarette. That night he wakes, heart pounding, soaked in sweat, and finds himself suddenly overcome with the peculiar notion that he can do anything. Indeed, he can and as he learns the extent of his new powers, he discovers a terrible and seductive gadget - a hideous compliment to his seething rage - that forever changes everything.

The DEATH-RAY utilizes the classic staples of the superhero genre - origin, costume, ray-gun. sidekick, fight scene - reconfiguring them in a story that is anything but morally simplistic. With subtle comedy, deft mastery and an obvious affection for the bold Pop Art exuberance of comic book design, Daniel Clowes delivers a contemporary meditation on the the darkness of the human psyche.

Hardcover, 9 x 12, 48 pages, Full-color.

ISBN: 9781770460515

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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