by Jack Douglas in New Illustration on Thursday 23 June 2011

Daniel Clowes is a comic book artist with a great eye for detail and a fantastic storyteller. There are very few artists out there whose work can be as faithful to the human condition as Clowes’ is. A great measure of raw emotion can be found in a single colour screen print made by this classy gent, which is something you can’t find often these days.

His commentary on suburban life and the Art Scene are very critical and often comedic, which I can relate to a great deal. I strongly suggest that any aspiring artists, who feel that art school will help them advance in some way, read Art School Confidential and Ghost World. I found some hilarious parallels between both his and my own experience with art school. His brand of sarcasm is my kind of sarcasm.
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