Drawn & Quarterly, Hardcover, 9781770460072, 77pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2010
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.
Praise for Daniel Clowes:
“A bona-fide cult hero.” —The New Yorker
“[Clowes has] explored the tedium and mystery of contemporary American life with more wit and insight than most novelists or filmmakers.” —A.O. SCOTT, The New York Times
“Clowes is the country’s premier underground cartoonist.” —Newsweek
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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