Daniel Clowes is a celebrated graphic novelist ("Ghost World," "Wilson," "David Boring"), Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, and frequent cover artist for The New Yorker. He has won Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz awards, the laurels of the graphic storytelling world. Here he talks about his new graphic novel in over a decade—an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story—along with his life and work spanning more than thirty years.
Celebrated graphic novelist and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes is the multiple Harvey, Ignatz, and Eisner Award-winning creator of the alternative comic "Eightball." His graphic novel, "Ghost World," has been turned into a critically-acclaimed film, for which he wrote the screenplay. Fall 2016 will see the film adaptation of his 2005 graphic novel, "Wilson," directed by Craig Johnson. Called “the country’s premier underground cartoonist” (Newsweek) and “a bona-fide cult hero” (The New Yorker), he is a frequent cover artist for The New Yorker. His new graphic novel, "Patience," is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness.
Ivory Madison is the author of "Huntress: Year One," a graphic novel from DC Comics, named “Best Graphic Novel of the Decade” by one random fan on Twitter. Founder of the online writers community Red Room, which was acquired by Wattpad, Madison is now CEO and Publisher of Astor & Lenox, an innovative small press. Named “Best Writing Coach” by San Francisco magazine, Madison lectures on writing and editing at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and the San Francisco Zen Center.