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- Description[ The Incantations of Daniel Johnston ] captures Johnston's visionsboth artistic and hallucinatoryin an intensely colorful cartoonish style and vivid recurring images: frogs, cascades of pills, volcaes, eyeballs of many varieties. John Williams, New York Times Book Review You ve never read anything like The Incantations of Daniel Johnston, a poetic, frenetic dive through the mind of the singer/songwriter. As graphic vel biographies go, this one excels. Comics Beat Something wholly unexpected, grotesque, and poignant. The Fader Intoxicating... simultaneously shedding light on ineffable tions like culture, psychology and fame. Salon Stunning... spirited and dark and sweet and sad. McClanahan and Cavolo have managed to generate something spectacular. Fanzine Lush, cartoonish... [ The Incantations of Daniel Johnston ] ackwledges the odd ways that society constructs culture and celebrity and how hard it can be to fully capture a life. But as McClanahan and Cavolo struggle to show the heart of a man who himself struggles to make art and live his life, they show their hearts as wellbig, red, and beating. The A.V. Club Beautiful and original. Men's Journal Like an acid-laced children's book, The Incantations of Daniel Johnston follows the course of the musician's life with a hallucinatory reverence, before departing into the happy, beautiful, life filled with love that could have been for Johnston. McClanahan's prose over Cavolo's stunning illustrations left me welling with tears. The Kind Sorry to all other books that are out in 2016, this thing is just glorious. Vol. 1 Brooklyn Astounding... as beautiful and heartbreaking, dazzling and giddy as you would expect a brilliant comic-book freestyle biography of Daniel Johnston would be. The love and affection for their subject is matched by a subtly keen dissection of the ways we mythologize troubled artists and mental illness. Magnet Magazine The Incantations of Daniel Johnston is a spirited, eye-popping collaborationg between New York Times -bestselling Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo and award-winning author Scott McClanahan. Long a fan of Daniel Johnston, the man and his music, Cavolo illustrates Johnston's colorful life, from his humble beginnings as a carnival employee to folk musician in Austin, to his rise to MTV popularity and persistent struggle with personal demons. In addition to being visually very striking, with astoundingly ecomical prose McClanahan manages to deal with powerful and complex issues, such as how we as a society mythologize troubled artists, while continuing his ongoing exploration of human relationships, and the pliable interaction between reader and writer.Ricardo Cavolo is a world-rewned Spanish artist whose artwork has been on display everywhere from Moscow to Montreal. He has completed artwork for Absolut Vodka, the Glastonbury Festival (United Kingdom), Urban Outfitters (France, Germany, England), Nike, FC Barcelona, and Fox Sports Mexico.Scott McClanahan is the acclaimed and award-winning author of Crapalachia, Hill William, and The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan: Volume 1. The Washington Post has called McClanahan's work the genuine article.
- Author BiographyRicardo Cavolo: Ricardo Cavolo is a world-renowned Spanish artist whose artwork has been on display everywhere from Moscow to Montreal. He has completed artwork for Absolut Vodka, the Glastonbury Festival (UK), Urban Outfitters (France, Germany, England), Nike, FC Barcelona, and Fox Sports Mexico. Scott McClanahan: Scott McClanahan is the acclaimed and award-winning author of Crapalachia, Hill William, and The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan: Volume 1. The Washington Post has called McClanahan's work the genuine article.
- PublisherTwo Dollar Radio
- Date of Publication19/07/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGraphic Novels: Non-fiction & Literary
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintTwo Dollar Radio
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight476 g
- Width190 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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