By Daniel Clowes. Published by Fantagraphics.
Hardcover, 80 pages, Colour, 2010.
An original graphic novel from the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and award-winning cartoonist
Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else. In an ongoing quest to find human connection, he badgers friend and stranger alike into a series of onesided conversations, punctuating his own lofty discursions with a brutally honest, self-negating sense of humor. After his father dies, Wilson, now irrevocably alone, 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.
In the first all-new graphic novel from one of the leading cartoonists of our time, Daniel Clowes creates a thoroughly engaging, complex, and fascinating portrait of the modern egoist—outspoken and oblivious to the world around him.Working in a single-page-gag format and drawing in a spectrumof styles, the cartoonist of GhostWorld, Ice Haven, and David Boring gives us his funniest and most deeply affecting novel to date.
“A bona-fide cult hero.” —The New Yorker on Daniel Clowes
“[Clowes has] explored the tedium and mystery of contemporary American life with more wit and insight than most novelists or filmmakers. ” —A.O. SCOTT, The New York Times on Daniel Clowes
“Clowes is the country's premier underground cartoonist.” —Newsweek on Daniel Clowes