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Ghost World [first paperback edition]

Daniel Clowes

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ISBN 10: 1560972998 / ISBN 13: 9781560972990
Editorial: Fantagraphics, Seattle, 1998
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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Large format trade paperback. First Softcover Edition stated. Signed in red ink by Clowes at the bottom of page 33 and dated 2/2 2003; also inscribed on the half-title by Clowes; "To Gavin/ Daniel Clowes 2003" (also in red ink). The covers show some wear/rubbing, there are reading creases near the spine, and general edge-wear: about VG- or VG. Preceded by a very-hard-to-find hardcover, of course. N° de ref. de la librería 000160

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Título: Ghost World [first paperback edition]

Editorial: Fantagraphics, Seattle

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Edited and designed by Daniel Clowes, and co-written by Clowes and director Terry Zwigoff, The Ghost World Screenplay is more of a scrapbook of the making of the film than simply a published screenplay. Of course, the 125-page screenplay is included, and is presented as an exact fascimile of the original script. This is the original script as written before filming, and as such includes several scenes and dialogue (over 30 pages of material!) not included in the final cut.

The script is wrapped around a beautiful original cover by Clowes, as well as a new comic strip on the inside front cover, featuring Ghost World's Enid and Rebecca. Also included is a lengthy color section designed by Clowes and featuring never-before-seen photos and other unique ephemera from the making of the film, including illustrations created for the film's sets by Clowes, and illustrations from Enid's sketchbook in the film, created by Sophie Crumb (daughter of cartoonist R. Crumb).

Along with the release of both the Ghost World film from MGM/UA, and the re-release of Clowes' Ghost World graphic novel from Fantagraphics, The Ghost World Screenplay is sure to be a must-have for the legion of devoted fans who have made Clowes the best-selling alternative comic book artist in the world. Also, this special screenplay edition is presented in the same size as the graphic novel, making it a perfect bookshelf companion for one of the best-selling and most critically-acclaimed graphic novels of all-time.


Dan Clowes described the story in Ghost World as the examination of "the lives of two recent high school graduates from the advantaged perch of a constant and (mostly) undetectable eavesdropper, with the shaky detachment of a scientist who has grown fond of the prize microbes in his petri dish." From this perch comes a revelation about adolescence that is both subtle and coolly beautiful. Critics have pointed out Clowes's cynicism and vicious social commentary, but if you concentrate on those aspects, you'll miss the exquisite whole that Clowes has captured. Each chapter ends with melancholia that builds towards the amazing, detached, ghostlike ending.

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