Saturday, February 25, 2017


Ghost World was originally serialized in issues of Daniel Clowes' Eightball comic book series (#11–18, 1993–1997). It was later published in graphic novel form in 1997 by Fantagraphics Books.

Ghost World chronicles the day-to-day lives of gal pals Enid Coleslaw and Rebecca Doppelmeyer, two cynical, funny, witty teenagers who fancy themselves pseudo-intellectuals. They spend their days doing nothing of value, criticizing people, friends and strangers. as the looming shadow of adulthood approaches closer and closer, the two friends might not come out unscathed.
A poignant, funny and biting chronicle of teen years with characters that are at times infuriating but nevertheless easy to like. Clowes' writing gives a lot of depth with just a few dialogues and the art conveys the ennuie that the characters are feeling.  You truly find yourself wanting to scream at the two young women and tell them "enjoy yourself, you'll never have it as good!"

A worthy addition to any serious comics reader's library.

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