Ghost World

June 21, 2011 at 1:13 am (Dan Clowes, Ghost World, Thora Birch)

Just finished reading Dan Clowes’ Ghost World. Loooooooooved it!!! Clowes has this way of letting his character Enid talk and talk and talk…but everything you feel comes from the things that’s not being said. It’s almost awkward right the way through, and it makes the characters more believable. Like we’ve all met somebody like Enid at some point, and Clowes said he based Enid on a girl (or many girls) he met while in art college. Typical clichés, people wanting to be anti establishment, while calling everybody else posers, and this is Enid. All the while, she makes herself look more and more like a poser as the book goes on. And although Enid is a bitch…I still love her!!! It’s hard not to 🙂 In a weird way, Enid and Becky reminds me of me and my best friend, who I’ve known for about fifteen years!!! 🙂

Love the art too, it’s simplistic to the point of perfection! And fits the awkwardness of Ghost World perfectly!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just thought I’d add…bought and watched the film sometime last year, and Thora Birch as Enid is perfection!!! She’s got this whole Velma Dinkley thing going on from scooby doo….
Very Nice 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just to spoil you all with something yummy…

 

 

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