Celebrated cartoonist Daniel Clowes is best known for his acclaimed 1997 graphic novel Ghost World— and the Oscar-nominated movie version that he co-wrote. For his latest work Monica, Clowes employs a mash-up of cartooning styles and genres, from war to romance to horror, to tell the story of the title character…and the mother who abandoned her. The Oakland-based author has said the book is in part an effort to understand and accept his own mother, who he lost while working on it. He’ll join us to talk about the book, and his career.
Cartoonist Daniel Clowes on His Ambitious New Graphic Novel 'Monica'
Daniel Clowes has said "Monica" is in part an effort to understand and accept his own mother, who he lost while working on it. (Photograph 2023 Brian Molyneaux. Book cover "Monica" © 2023 Daniel Clowes.)
Daniel Clowes, cartoonist; screenwriter - His latest graphic novel is "Monica"