1998 Ignatz Award Winner, Outstanding Graphic Novel: The inspiration for the feature film and one of the most acclaimed graphic novels ever.Ghost World has become a cultural and generational touchstone, and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a... show more
1998 Ignatz Award Winner, Outstanding Graphic Novel: The inspiration for the feature film and one of the most acclaimed graphic novels ever.Ghost World has become a cultural and generational touchstone, and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a graphic novel. Originally serialized in the pages of the seminal comic book Eightball throughout the mid-1990s, this quasi-autobiographical story (the name of one of the protagonists is famously an anagram of the author's name) follows the adventures of two teenage girls, Enid and Becky, two best friends facing the prospect of growing up, and more importantly, apart. Daniel Clowes is one of the most respected cartoonists of his generation, and Ghost World is his magnum opus. Adapted into a major motion picture directed by Terry Zwigoff (director of the acclaimed documentary Crumb), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. This graphic novel is a must for any self-respecting comics fan's library. Two-color comics throughout
Publish date: April 1st 2001
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
I read this for one of my summer classes. We had to read and annotate 10 comics/graphic novels. Here's the annotation I wrote for that class: Enid and Rebecca graduate from high school without solid plans for the future. They spend their summer wandering their town, observing and commenting on the...
This baffles me. I can't understand why it's so highly regarded. Sometimes it's fun to be a hater, sometimes it's cathartic, but this was exhausting. There were a few one-liners here and there that made me chuckle, and others that, embarrassingly, sound like something my friends and I would have sai...
Daniel Clowes's gorgeous lines and ability to depict a slice of life of a couple of imaginary teenage girls was astounding. Even though they annoyed me to pieces (from the slut-shaming to the always-being-complaining-about-anything-and-anyone to the really mean prank they pulled on that guy) I could...
Dzisiaj przeczytałam komiks o niczym. Ghost world to historia dwóch przyjaciółek - Enid and Rebeki. Rebecca jest ładną dziewczyną, ale nie ma wyrazistej osobowości, dlatego ludzie jej nie zauważają. Pragnie miłości i jest gotowa się zakochać, nie ma przy tym wielkich wymagań.Enid to zbuntowana nasto...
Basically sort of actively unpleasant to read, in a way that makes me think I'm supposed to hate it so much I love it just to be contrary. However, being contrary, this just made me hate it more.