This long-awaited new graphic novel from Daniel Clowes is a genre-bending thriller from one of the most assured storytellers of all time
This long-awaited new graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World and Patience) is a genre-bending thriller from one of the most assured storytellers of all time
‘A master… Clowes is an auteur. Period’
GUILLERMO DEL TORO, creator of THE SHAPE OF WATER
‘The rare cartoonist whose graphic novels become cultural events’
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Monica is a series of interconnected narratives that collectively tell the life story, actually, stories of its title character. Clowes calls upon a lifetime of inspiration to create the most complex and personal graphic novel of his distinguished career. Rich with visual detail, an impeccable ear for language and dialogue, and thrilling twists, here is a multilayered masterpiece in comics form that alludes to many of the genres that have defined the medium – from war, romance and horror to crime and the supernatural, but in a mysterious, uncategorisable, and quintessentially Clowesian way that rewards multiple readings.
Five years in the making, Monica marks the apex of creativity from one of the defining voices of the graphic novel boom over the past quarter-century.
Imprint: Jonathan Cape UK
Publication date: 17/10/2023
Illustrator: Clowes, Daniel