Wilson, By Daniel Clowes

…is out today.  It’s kind of a big deal.  You should pick it up.

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In his all-new graphic novel, one of the leading cartoonists of our time, Daniel Clowes, creates a thoroughly engaging, complex and fascinating character study of the modern egotist, outspoken and oblivious to the world around him.

Working in a single-page-gag format and drawing in a spectrum of styles, the cartoonist of Ghost World gives us his funniest and most deeply affecting novel to date. Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner, loves his dog and possibly no one else. After his father dies, Wilson sets out to find his ex-wife with the hope of rekindling their long-dead relationship, and discovers he has a teenage daughter, born after the marriage ended and given up for adoption.

Wilson eventually forces all three to reconnect as a family – a doomed mission that will surely, inevitably backfire. Wilson is Clowes’ first all-new graphic novel that has not been serialized and is being presented in book form for the first time.

New books from Daniel Clowes and Peter Bagge (Other Lives) in the same month?  I had to check the calendar to make sure this wasn’t 1995.  Once I finished with that dopey endeavor I learned to accept that we comic fans are simply blessed this April 2010 and got on with enjoying new work by two of the great cartoonists of all time.

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