Born: 1961 April 14 in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Biography: Clowes did support work for A.C.E. Comics as a letterer in 1987 and for Fantagraphics as a colorist and letterer from 1987 to 1991.

Notes: Additional biographical details can be found in Comics Journal (Fantagraphics, 1977 series) #154 (November 1992) and #250 (February 2003).

Creator of Lloyd Llewellyn.


Name:

    Daniel Clowes Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Daniel Family name: Clowes

Other Names:

  1. Chic Chumley Type: Pen Name
  2. Dan Clowes Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Dan Family name: Clowes
  3. Daniel Gillespie Clowes Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Daniel Gillespie Family name: Clowes
  4. Stosh Gillespie Type: Pen Name
  5. ダニエル・クロウズ Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: ダニエル Family name: クロウズ

Schools:

  1. Pratt Institute [Brooklyn] 1979 to 1984


Degrees:

  1. B.F.A., Pratt Institute [Brooklyn] in 1984


Signatures:

  1. Abner [generic]
  2. Clowes
  3. Clowes [generic]
  4. Clowes [tight]
  5. D. Clowes [generic]
  6. Daniel Clowes [generic]
  7. Danny Clowes [generic]
  8. Gillespie [generic]

Awards:

  1. 1991: Harvey Award - Best Letterer
  2. 1997: Harvey Award - Best Letterer
  3. 1997: Harvey Award - Best Writer
  4. 2000: Eisner Award - Best Writer/Artist
  5. 2002: Eisner Award - Best Lettering
  6. 2002: Eisner Award - Best Writer/Artist
  7. 2002: Harvey Award - Best Cartoonist
  8. 2002: Adamson Awards - Best International Comic-Strip [or Comic Book] Cartoonist
  9. 2002: Sproing Award - Best Translated Strips
  10. 2005: Harvey Award - Best Writer
  11. 2007: Gran Guinigi Award - Premio Speciale della Giuria (Special Jury Prize)

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1990: Harvey Award - Best Story or Single Issue
    Eightball (1989 series) #1
  2. 1991: Harvey Award - Best Single Issue or Story
    Eightball (1989 series) #3
  3. 1998: Harvey Award - Best Single Issue or Story
    Eightball (1989 series) #18
  4. 1998: Ignatz Award - Outstanding Comic
    Eightball (1989 series) #17
  5. 1998: Ignatz Award - Outstanding Graphic Novel or Collection
    Ghost World (1997 series)
  6. 2002: Eisner Award - Best Single Issue
    Eightball (1989 series) #22
  7. 2002: Harvey Award - Best Single Issue or Story
    Eightball (1989 series) #22
  8. 2002: Ignatz Award - Outstanding Comic
    Eightball (1989 series) #22
  9. 2003: Harvey Award - Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work
    Twentieth Century Eightball (2002 series)
  10. 2004: Ignatz Award - Outstanding Comic
    Eightball (1989 series) #23
  11. 2005: Eisner Award - Best Single Issue or One-Shot
    Eightball (1989 series) #23
  12. 2005: Harvey Award - Best Single Issue or Story
    Eightball (1989 series) #23
  13. 2012: Harvey Award - Best Graphic Album Previously Published
    The Death-Ray (2011 series)

Awards for Stories:

  1. 1998: Ignatz Award - Outstanding Story
    Ghost World [Part One] (Ghost World) comic story, 6p
  2. 2001: Squiddy Award - Best Comics Novella
    Around Ice Haven with Random Wilder (no feature) comic story, 2p
  3. 2005: Angoulême International Comics Festival - Prix Alph-Art public du meilleur album (People's Best Book Award)
    Ghost World [Part One] (Ghost World) comic story, 6p

Art Influences:

Daniel Clowes (b. 1961) stated influences by:
  1. Dik Browne (b. 1917)
  2. Ernie Bushmiller (b. 1905)
  3. Milton Caniff (b. 1907)
  4. Bill Elder (b. 1922)
  5. Chester Gould (b. 1900)
  6. Winsor McCay (b. 1869)
  7. Charles Schulz (b. 1922)
  8. Mort Walker (b. 1923)
Influences by Daniel Clowes (b. 1961) were stated by:
  1. Tom Kaczynski (b. 1971)
  2. Erik Kriek (b. 1966)
  3. Eric Reynolds (b. 1971)

Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: Beat of the Traps (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1991
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  2. Publication Title: Chicago Planet (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1992
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: various features
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks.

  3. Publication Title: Destination Lonely (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1991
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  4. Publication Title: Destination Lonely (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1991
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  5. Publication Title: Esquire (magazine) - Role: artist - Year: 1998
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: Green Eyeliner
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks.

  6. Publication Title: Funzo's Knuckle Room (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1993
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  7. Publication Title: Heavens to Murgatroyd Even! (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1990
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  8. Publication Title: Jack Scratch (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1991
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  9. Publication Title: Jungle Exotica (other) - Role: artist
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  10. Publication Title: Las Vegas Grind Part 2 (other) - Role: artist
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  11. Publication Title: Las Vegas Grind Part 4 (other) - Role: artist
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  12. Publication Title: Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1993
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  13. Publication Title: New Yorker (magazine) - Role: artist - Years: 1993 - 1994
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: gag cartoons
    Notes: Did writing, pencils and inks.

  14. Publication Title: Not Tailgate (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1995
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  15. Publication Title: Payday (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1987
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  16. Publication Title: Refrains (other) - Role: artist
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  17. Publication Title: Shmendrick (other) - Role: artist
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  18. Publication Title: Shut Up Little Man (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1992
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  19. Publication Title: Split (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1988
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  20. Publication Title: Supersonic Storybook (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1989
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  21. Publication Title: The Ernest Noyes Brookings Song Collections (other) - Role: artist
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  22. Publication Title: The John Peel Sub-Pop Sessions (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1993
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover

  23. Publication Title: The Smoke of Hell (other) - Role: artist - Year: 1992
    Employer Name : unknown
    Work Title: album cover


Relations:

  1. Sibling - James Russell Clowes (b. 1951)