If the cast may be familiar from Ghost World, the format is strikingly different. Clowes explores a different style for each character's story, going from full colour to black and white, from simple line drawings to more complex shading and colouring.Link (via LinkMachineGo)
"A typical American comic is something you can read while you're standing in line waiting to buy it," he says. "You get to the end and you're like, why am I actually spending money on this?" He took his inspiration from elsewhere, "looking in the Sunday newspapers and thinking how great to see all these different styles sharing the same page. What came before was like a black-and-white movie and this is like a Technicolor movie," he says. "It's a break in my career, I really just had to do it."
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects