Recently, the Cartoonist Kayfabe YouTube channel talked about Daniel Clowes' best-selling comic Ghost World. Both the Ghost World comic and movie adaptation (written by Clowes and Terry Zwigoff) are near and dear to my heart. Ghost World follows the daily whereabouts of two cynical, misfit best friends named Enid Coleslaw and Rebecca Dopplemeyer who just graduated from high school. They spend their time aimlessly wandering around town, criticizing everything, and stirring up mischief. Ghost World is able to capture the feeling of being in post-high school limbo better than any other book I've read.
Recently on the Cartoonist Kayfabe YouTube show about comic books, Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg talk about Modern Cartoonist, an essay by Daniel Clowes. It was originally included as a pamphlet in copies of Eightball #18, and also sold individually. In the essay, we learn the Clowesian way to make a comic. It contains a… READ THE REST
This week on Cartoonist Kayfabe, Ed and Jim take a look at the brilliant comic "I Hate You Deeply" by Dan Clowes. I Hate You Deeply was originally published in Eightball, which ran from 1989 to 2004. Throughout the amazing illustrations in this comic, Clowes reveals a laundry list of things that he despises. He… READ THE REST
Cartoonists Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg take a look at the booklets that come with Criterion Collection's Crumb and Ghost World DVDs and Blu-rays, both directed by Terry Zwigoff. I've seen both films multiple times and already have the Crumb DVD, but I wasn't aware that Criterion did one for Ghost World. Sigh *pulls out… READ THE REST
It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to build a web page for a company, freelance business, or product. The same goes when creating the mobile app version. You don't dislike the job; it's what you wanted a career as a developer in the first place, but if there's a way to make the conversion… READ THE REST
As the weather warms up, things tend to get more pungent, shall we say. One wrong move and the fridge gets left wide open, and you're stuck with a house that smells like trash and broken dreams. Even if something so drastic doesn't happen, smells pile up quickly, and it's challenging to part ways with them.… READ THE REST
Nearly everyone has scrolled through Instagram only to find an ad for the hotel they were just talking about 10 minutes earlier. Whether it was just a coincidence or you were "being listened to" is always up for debate. Still, it's hard not to feel uneasy knowing someone or something is potentially using your info to manipulate… READ THE REST