July 23, 2009
Dan Clowes' Wilson GN To D&Q
has learned that Drawn & Quarterly has acquired the various publishing rights to the great cartoonist Daniel Clowes' next big work, the graphic novel Wilson
. This would I believe be the first cohesive comics work by Clowes not initially serialized in the long-running Fantagraphics title Eightball
, and would also represent a move from his most recent long-form comics publishing home, Pantheon. The book will be published in May 2010. As might be familiar with those tracking D&Q, alternative comics publishing in general and comics working with book distributors even more generally, Wilson
will be distributed in the US by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and in Canada by Raincoat. Samantha Haywood will represent the book to potential international rights buyers.
D&Q provided a statement from its publisher and editor-in-chief, Chris Oliveros: "As a long-time fan of Eightball
, it is thrilling to be able to publish Dan," "Wilson
is signature Clowes as the cartooning is seamless. It is funny, poignant and leaves an indelible impression on the reader." D&Q representatives described the book as the "portrait of a modern egotist," presented in a spectrum of styles with a focus on single-page gags as a structural motif.
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