Ghost World is an indie comic series by graphic novelist Daniel Clowes, which appeared in Eightball #1118 between June 1993 and March 1997. It follows Deadpan Snarkers Enid Coleslaw and Rebecca Doppelmeyer as they face the summer after high school graduation.
The character of Josh, an alienated friend (and quasi-love interest) of Enid's (and Rebecca's), also plays a major role in the comic.
This comic contains examples of:
- Author Avatar: "Enid Coleslaw" is an anagram of "Daniel Clowes".
- A Date with Rosie Palms:Enid: I think I'm going crazy from sexual frustration.
Rebecca: And you haven't heard of the miracle of masturbation?
- Deadpan Snarker: Enid, Rebecca, and Josh.
- Eagleland: Type 2. Enid's nameless town is a wasteland of strip malls populated by the lonely and troubled.
- Greasy Spoon: Enid and Rebecca hang out at the Quality Cafe.
- Guess Who I'm Marrying?: Enid's father remarries the worst possible (in Enid's opinion) of his previous romantic interests.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The male "Satanist" is a virtual dead-ringer for the late founder of the Church of Satan, Anton LaVey.
- Prank Date: What Enid pulls on Seymour.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Most of Enid's classmates.
- This Loser Is You: Seymour.