History Comicbook / Eightball

31st Mar '17 8:07:36 PM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics of {{Creator/Marvel}} and Creator/{{DC}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as Creator/SteveDitko, Creator/RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].

to:

Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics of {{Creator/Marvel}} {{Creator/Marvel|Comics}} and Creator/{{DC}}.Creator/{{DC|Comics}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as Creator/SteveDitko, Creator/RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].
5th Mar '17 5:59:10 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics of {{Marvel}} and Creator/{{DC}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as Creator/SteveDitko, Creator/RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].

to:

Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics of {{Marvel}} {{Creator/Marvel}} and Creator/{{DC}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as Creator/SteveDitko, Creator/RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].
24th Jan '17 1:34:03 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AnthologyComic: The series began as heavily anthologized, with each individual issue packed with comics that ran the gamut from introspective drama to absurdist slapstick. The series veered away from this in latter issues, instead focusing on issue-spanning stories; though the anthology format was still played with, albeit in a more [[RobertAltman Altmanesque]] fashion, where many stylistically different vignettes are presented, yet they all interconnect around some central plot or shared setting.

to:

* AnthologyComic: The series began as heavily anthologized, with each individual issue packed with comics that ran the gamut from introspective drama to absurdist slapstick. The series veered away from this in latter issues, instead focusing on issue-spanning stories; though the anthology format was still played with, albeit in a more [[RobertAltman [[Creator/RobertAltman Altmanesque]] fashion, where many stylistically different vignettes are presented, yet they all interconnect around some central plot or shared setting.
31st Jul '16 3:18:11 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics of {{Marvel}} and {{DC}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as Creator/SteveDitko, Creator/RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].

to:

Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics of {{Marvel}} and {{DC}}.Creator/{{DC}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as Creator/SteveDitko, Creator/RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].
23rd Jan '16 10:06:37 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics of {{Marvel}} and {{DC}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as SteveDitko, Creator/RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].

to:

Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics of {{Marvel}} and {{DC}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as SteveDitko, Creator/SteveDitko, Creator/RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].
25th Dec '15 4:35:03 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to the SilverAge comics of {{Marvel}} and {{DC}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as SteveDitko, Creator/RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].

to:

Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comics of {{Marvel}} and {{DC}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as SteveDitko, Creator/RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].
14th Nov '15 3:53:36 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to the SilverAge comics of {{Marvel}} and {{DC}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as SteveDitko, RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].

to:

Throughout the series, Clowes makes many allusions to comic book culture, particularly to the SilverAge comics of {{Marvel}} and {{DC}}. Some of the strips written in homage to this era include "Black Nylon"--about a delusional superhero--and ''The Death Ray''--a stand-alone story about a genuinely superpowered teen who derives his abilities from nicotine. This fascination with the larger comics world is also embodied by one of the series few recurring characters, Dan Pussey. A comic artist who rises to a short-lived fame followed by a long-lived obscurity, Dan's tale is a fictionalized blend of the biographies of several comic artists whose careers saw severe ups and downs, such as SteveDitko, RobLiefeld, Creator/RobLiefeld, and the team of [[{{Superman}} Siegel And Shuster]].
7th Mar '15 4:18:31 PM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MostWritersAreWriters: The stories frequently star artists and writers. Enid Coleslaw of ''Film/GhostWorld'' was an artist, as is Dan Pussey. It's alluded to in ''David Boring'' that the title character is a multimedia artist. Two of ''Ice Haven'''s main characters are writers. Then there are the ''numerous'' short strips about artists and writers (''ComicBook/ArtSchoolConfidential'', ''Ink Studs'', etc.).

to:

* MostWritersAreWriters: The stories frequently star artists and writers. Enid Coleslaw of ''Film/GhostWorld'' ''ComicBook/GhostWorld'' was an artist, as is Dan Pussey. It's alluded to in ''David Boring'' that the title character is a multimedia artist. Two of ''Ice Haven'''s main characters are writers. Then there are the ''numerous'' short strips about artists and writers (''ComicBook/ArtSchoolConfidential'', ''Ink Studs'', etc.).
7th Mar '15 4:15:13 PM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Several ''Eightball'' strips have been adapted for the screen, including ''Film/GhostWorld'' and ''ComicBook/ArtSchoolConfidential''.

to:

Several ''Eightball'' strips have been adapted for the screen, including ''Film/GhostWorld'' ''ComicBook/GhostWorld'' and ''ComicBook/ArtSchoolConfidential''.
7th Mar '15 3:58:54 PM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Several ''Eightball'' strips have been adapted for the screen, including ''GhostWorld'' and ''ComicBook/ArtSchoolConfidential''.

to:

Several ''Eightball'' strips have been adapted for the screen, including ''GhostWorld'' ''Film/GhostWorld'' and ''ComicBook/ArtSchoolConfidential''.



* MostWritersAreWriters: The stories frequently star artists and writers. Enid Coleslaw of ''GhostWorld'' was an artist, as is Dan Pussey. It's alluded to in ''David Boring'' that the title character is a multimedia artist. Two of ''Ice Haven'''s main characters are writers. Then there are the ''numerous'' short strips about artists and writers (''ComicBook/ArtSchoolConfidential'', ''Ink Studs'', etc.).

to:

* MostWritersAreWriters: The stories frequently star artists and writers. Enid Coleslaw of ''GhostWorld'' ''Film/GhostWorld'' was an artist, as is Dan Pussey. It's alluded to in ''David Boring'' that the title character is a multimedia artist. Two of ''Ice Haven'''s main characters are writers. Then there are the ''numerous'' short strips about artists and writers (''ComicBook/ArtSchoolConfidential'', ''Ink Studs'', etc.).
This list shows the last 10 events of 29. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Comicbook.Eightball