History Comicbook / Eightball

23rd Jan '16 10:06:37 AM nombretomado
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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]].

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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
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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]].

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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
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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]].

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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
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* 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.).

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

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

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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.).

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* 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.).
27th Jun '14 8:26:20 PM azul120
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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: Dan Pussey is insistent that his last name is pronounced "Poo-SAY." [[UnfortunateNames This is not a deterrent to his schoolyard tormentors.]]

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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Dan Pussey is insistent that his last name is pronounced "Poo-SAY." [[UnfortunateNames This is not a deterrent to his schoolyard tormentors.]]
27th Apr '14 12:33:53 PM JohnnyLurg
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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: Dan Pussey is insistent that his last name is pronounced "Poo-SAY." This is not a deterrent to his schoolyard tormentors.

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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: Dan Pussey is insistent that his last name is pronounced "Poo-SAY." [[UnfortunateNames This is not a deterrent to his schoolyard tormentors.]]
26th Aug '13 9:22:30 AM Viira
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* {{Surrealism}}: Stock-in-trade for much of the entries in the series. Its first, long-running serial--an urban horror called ''LikeAVelvetGloveCastInIron''--dealt with dreams and nightmares, and in that effort avoided certainty and clarity, and instead strung together a set of bizarre, often disconnected episodes its protagonist would find himself in.

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* {{Surrealism}}: Stock-in-trade for much of the entries in the series. Its first, long-running serial--an urban horror called ''LikeAVelvetGloveCastInIron''--dealt ''ComicBook/LikeAVelvetGloveCastInIron''--dealt with dreams and nightmares, and in that effort avoided certainty and clarity, and instead strung together a set of bizarre, often disconnected episodes its protagonist would find himself in.
8th Jul '13 4:58:39 PM MarkLungo
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''Eightball'' is a comics anthology series written and drawn by Daniel Clowes. It was first published in 1989 by Fantagraphics Books as a SpiritualSuccessor to Clowes's previous comic series Lloyd Llewellyn.

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''Eightball'' is a comics anthology series written and drawn by Daniel Clowes. It was first published in 1989 by Fantagraphics Books as a SpiritualSuccessor to Clowes's previous comic series Lloyd Llewellyn.''Lloyd Llewellyn''.



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

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Several ''Eightball'' strips have been adapted for the screen, including ''GhostWorld'' and ''ArtSchoolConfidential''.
''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 (''ArtSchoolConfidential'', ''Ink Studs'', etc.).

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* 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 (''ArtSchoolConfidential'', (''ComicBook/ArtSchoolConfidential'', ''Ink Studs'', etc.).
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