9th Ave: Daniel Clowes

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 7:00pm

Cover of Monica by Daniel Clowes. The cover has a black starry space background, and a majority of it is a woman in profile in bright blue.
Join us on Tuesday, October 10 at 7pm PT when Daniel Clowes joins us for the release of his latest graphic novel, Monica, at 9th Ave!

Masks Encouraged for In-Person Attendance
Please RSVP at the link below
https://thethirdplace.is/event/danielclowes

Or watch online at the link below
https://youtube.com/live/eaXOyzMFYrk?feature=share

Praise for Monica
"DAN CLOWES. American. A master. Perfect fusion of story and art. Clowes is an auteur. Period. A superb narrator." - Guillermo Del Toro

"Daniel Clowes is the rare cartoonist whose graphic novels become cultural events." - New York Magazine

About Monica
This long-awaited new graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World and Patience) is a genre-bending thriller from one of the most innovative storytellers of all time.


Monica is a series of interconnected narratives that collectively tell the life story — actually, stories — of its title character. Clowes calls upon a lifetime of inspiration to create the most complex and personal graphic novel of his distinguished career. Rich with visual detail, an impeccable ear for language and dialogue, and thrilling twists, Monica is a multilayered masterpiece in comics form that alludes to many of the genres that have defined the medium — war, romance, horror, crime, the supernatural, etc. — but in a mysterious, uncategorizable, and quintessentially Clowesian way that rewards multiple readings.

Five years in the making, Monica marks the apex of creativity from one of the defining voices of the graphic novel boom over the past quarter-century. A new book from Clowes is always a huge event in comics and literary circles; Monica will be the biggest literary event of 2023.

About Daniel Clowes
Daniel Clowes
 is a Harvey, Eisner, Ignatz, and PEN America Literary Award Winner whose comics and graphic novels have been translated into over 20 languages worldwide. He is also an Academy Award nominated screenwriter (for Ghost World), and retrospectives of his work have appeared at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Oakland Museum, and the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and son.

Monica By Daniel Clowes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781683968825
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Fantagraphics - October 3rd, 2023

This long-awaited new graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World and Patience) is a genre-bending thriller from one of the most innovative storytellers of all time.

2024 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction - Longlist

2024 Fauve D'Or WINNER Angoulême Comics Festival


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