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comment by Beckodek Jul 22, 2005Clowes is brilliant. Ghost World is inspired - entertaining and funny but also dark and moving.
But I'm in the dark about other similar artists? I've read American Splendour but where now?
comment by Spinky Jul 22, 2005I'd recommend McSweeney's the Comics issue :
& my personal favourite is Flight :
comment by rowan Jul 22, 2005I reckon if you like Clowes you'll really like Chris Ware as well, we wrote Jimmy Corrigan (A2752085), Quimby the Mouse(A2105074), and edited the wonderful McSweeney's 13 (A2776944). Also, it's worth checking out Joe Sacco (A2948123), Marjane Satrapi (A1057646) and Art Spiegelmen (A2989399) -they're all a little more serious in subject matter I'd say, but fantastic reads.
comment by Beckodek Jul 22, 2005Thanks guys, that'll be a great start.
comment by Naebug Aug 13, 2006After seeing the film _Ghost World_ I bought the book, and then got everything else by Clowes I could lay my hands on.
Then I cast around and found Chris Ware: while _Jimmy Corrigan_ is a great book, very moving in places, I couldn't get into _Quimby Mouse_ at all and think that (JC aside) Ware's schtick might be a little ware-ing.
Charles Burns, on the other hand, is consistently interesting: I started with the hardback _Black Hole_ collection, which is great, and then _El Borbah_ which is a lovely noirish super-hero parody.
Peter Bagge's _Hate_, the everyday tale of dysfunctional young folk in 1990s Seattle, is also worth checking out; the Buddy Bradley series is available in several collections, but the first (issues 1-15) is best value and the best place to start.
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