Monday, June 18, 2012

Ghost World, by Daniel Clowes

(pb; 1993 - 1998: graphic novel)


Darkly, drolly hilarious and sometimes melancholic collection of loosely connected episodic tales about two teenage girls, best friends and pranksters, who, in discovering who they are becoming, begin to drift from each other socially.

Clowes's artwork perfectly suits his geek-funny and -funky work, one of my all-time favorite graphic novels.

Worth owning, this.


The resulting film was released stateside on July 28, 2001.

Thora Birch played Enid Coleslaw (a.k.a. Enid Cohn). Scarlett Johansson played Rebecca Dopplemeyer. Steve Buscemi played Seymour. Bob Balaban played "Enid's Dad".

Brad Renfro played Josh. Illeana Douglas played Roberta Allsworth. Stacy Travis played Dana. T.J. Thyne played Todd. David Cross played "Gerrold, the Pushy Guy - Record Collector". Patrick Fischler, billed as Patrick Fishler, played "Masterpiece Video Clerk". Dave Sheridan played Doug.

An uncredited Teri Garr played Maxine.

Terry Zwigoff, who co-scripted the film with book author Daniel Clowes, also directed it.

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