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Dan Clowes does New Yorker cover, drops hints on next book

Dan Clowes' New Yorker cover

Dan Clowes' New Yorker cover

In addition to providing a fantastic cover to this week’s issue of the New Yorker, Dan Clowes also gave Leigh Stein the briefest of hints about the graphic novel he’s currently working on:

“I don’t even have a title for it yet,” he told me, but hinted that the plot concerned “a guy whose father dies, and he’s completely alone, so he tries to reconstruct what he’s lost, to approximate a nuclear family by joining people together.” Each page of the book is an individual scene, a joke on the format of a Sunday cartoon strip, but cumulatively the scenes create a larger narrative that turns from comic to tragic.

If that doesn’t whet your appetite enough, Stein also posted a slide show of preliminary sketches from the upcoming book.

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First of all, awesome cover. Second of all, any news of future Dan Clowes work will always make my day better.

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