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Orgy Bound Paperback – December 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books; First Edition edition (December 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560973021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560973027
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,453,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Orgy Bound is a collection of stories from Clowes's Eightball comic, and it's a revoltingly funny book. It begins with a short piece about a boy with a romantic attachment to insects. Still, Clowes isn't just looking for cheap laughs; the stories are funny, but they have a bleakness that emphasizes the emptiness of the characters' lives. There is little room for beauty in Clowes's world. In one of the most revealing strips, three stereotypical members of Generation X sit in an apartment and casually deconstruct their whole lifestyle. There are harsh truths hidden within the many jokes, and Clowes makes sure we know it.

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Daniel Clowes is the acclaimed cartoonist of the seminal comic book series EIGHTBALL, and the graphic novels GHOST WORLD, DAVID BORING, ICE HAVEN, WILSON, MR. WONDERFUL and THE DEATH-RAY as well as the subject of the monograph THE ART OF DANIEL CLOWES: MODERN CARTOONIST, published in conjunction with a major retrospective at the Oakland Museum of California. He is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, the recipient of numerous awards including the PEN Award for literature, Eisner, Harvey and Ignatz, and a frequent cover artist for the New Yorker. He is married and lives in Oakland, CA.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By golgotha.gov on December 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
ORGY BOUND (1996)
by Daniel Clowes

This material collects various tales from Dan Clowes 'Eightball' comic book. The material was originally published in the early 1990s. A lot of this stuff is also included in the Twentieth Century Eightball collection.

When I was in middle school I read normal DC and Marvel type comic books. One day a friend and fellow comic book reader brought a couple of things to school for me to check out. One of these was the first issue of EIGHTBALL. That issue had everything that I came to love about independent comics - non-linear, weird for the sake of weird, not sure if it's supposed to be serious moments - and I still have it with me today. The other item was a Fantagraphics books catalog with cover art by Charles Burns (who I sort of knew about from DOG BOY on MTV's Liquid Television). I had been given the keys to a strange and expensive new world.

A typical issue of Eightball featured a lengthy excerpt from the main story (in this case, 'Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron' and 'Dan Pussey') along with several less ambitious comics that were usually funnier and more self-contained. This latter group makes up this ORGY BOUND collection. These comics are a lot more blunt than the more sublime stories that Clowes is famous for.
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