Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron Paperback – 1 Jan 2004
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[Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron] was Twin Peaks before Twin Peaks; a woozy nightmare of circular, Pinter-esque dialogue and skewed B-movie aesthetics, stark in inky black and white, nasty one page and laugh out loud funny the next. The series took the idea of what comic books could be right to the brink of crazy, then lurched over the edge. --Ian McQuaid"
About the Author
Daniel Clowes is a celebrated graphic novelist, Academy-Award nominated screenwriter, and frequent cover artist for the New Yorker. He lives in Oakland, CA. He is a multi-Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Award winner, and his papers were recently acquired by the University of Chicago library.
Bill Blackbeard, the founder-director of the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum, is the world's foremost authority on early 20th Century American comic strips. As a freelance writer, Blackbeard wrote, edited or contributed to more than 200 books on cartoons and comic strips, including The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics, 100 Years of Comic Strips, and the Krazy & Ignatz series.
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Strange doesnt even start to describe 'Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron' but: stunning, surreal and nightmarish is a beginning. Hilarious nuggets of black humour make the eerie journey even more engrossing and I have a feeling that a couple of those characters are gonna stay with me for quite a while. Clowes characterizations are amazing... he can make anyone look... well just alittle bit wrong, disturbed, inbred and goofy!I think Clowes is an artist everyone interested in comics and/or the bizarre just has to explore...go buy it... but just dont read it when you're eating... it leaves a funny taste in the mouth.
Who cares about films anyway. This is a great comic, and Daniel Clowes is hilarious. Get the Eightball anthology (if that's what it is) too if only for the Art School expose. Why he doesn't write more comics I don't know - maybe it's because he spends too long on them. Or he's a slow drawer.
There's also lots of sex in this comic, which reminded me of Crumb a lot. I wonder if Clowes feels influenced by R Crumb at all. I hope so.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely wonderful... a bizarre head trip from start to finish. My favourite of all Clowes's work, and I love everything by him! Beautifully illustrated too. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Hannah
Iv tried writing this mini opener so many times. I belive this edition has a better flow.
Eesha hooked her toes over the white cliff face. Read more
On first reading this is, as "world art" is quoted on the cover "incoherent but engrossing." After a couple of passes it isn't quite so incoherent- perhaps it sounds pretentious... Read morePublished on 10 Sept. 2009 by P. A. Nethercott
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