Venue/Location: Powell's City of Books on Burnside, 1005 W Burnside , Phone: (503) 228-4651
Date: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 7:30 PM
Daniel Clowes Book Signing
Daniel Clowes is the creator of the comic book Eight-Ball, twenty-one issues of which have been published to date. His work has appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, Vogue, Time, and Newsweek, among others. A feature film based on his 1998 book, Ghost World, starring Thora Birch, was released in 2001 by MGM.
In Mister Wonderful, a new book from Clowes originally serialized in the New York Times, Marshall, divorced and unemployed, sits alone in a café waiting for Natalie, his blind date. Marshall has resigned himself to a lonely, pathetic existence when Natalie finally arrives an hour late. She turns out to be young, beautiful and intelligent. Yet, the date goes anything but smoothly as the two are repeatedly forced into awkward and emotionally charged situations.
You can read Mister Wonderful original run in the New York Times here