Wilson

By Daniel Clowes
(Drawn & Quarterly, Hardcover, 9781770460072, 77pp.)

Publication Date: April 27, 2010

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AN ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM THE OSCAR-NOMINATED SCREENWRITER AND AWARD-WINNING CARTOONIST

Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else. In an ongoing quest to find human connection, he badgers friend and stranger alike into a series of onesided conversations, punctuating his own lofty discursions with a brutally honest, self-negating sense of humor. After his father dies, Wilson, now irrevocably alone, sets out to find his ex-wife with the hope of rekindling their long-dead relationship, and discovers he has a teenage daughter, born after the marriage ended and given up for adoption.Wilson eventually forces all three to reconnect as a family--a doomed mission that will surely, inevitably backfire.

In the first all-new graphic novel from one of the leading cartoonists of our time, Daniel Clowes creates a thoroughly engaging, complex, and fascinating portrait of the modern egoist--outspoken and oblivious to the world around him.Working in a single-page-gag format and drawing in a spectrumof styles, the cartoonist of "GhostWorld," "Ice Haven," and "David Boring "gives us his funniest and most deeply affecting novel to date.




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.


NPR
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010

Daniel Clowes' alternative comic, Wilson, is a portrait of a modern egoist. Wilson is an opinionated loner who nags strangers in a series of one-sided conversations. But after his father's death, the middle-aged misanthrope tries to reconnect with his family and live a more meaningful life. More at NPR.org

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