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July 23, 2009

Dan Clowes’ Wilson GN To D&Q


CR 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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