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Originally released in 1997 as a limited hardcover edition of 2,500 copies that sold out almost instantly, Ghost Worldhas subsequently gone through 14 softcover printings, selling in excess of 150,000 copies in the United States, becoming one of the best-selling and most revered graphic novels of all-time, culminating in the 2001 Academy Award-nominated film starring Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi.

Despite Ghost World's success, the original, limited-edition hardcover first printing remains the only hardcover edition of Ghost Worldever published and fetches hundreds of dollars on eBay. To commemorate the tenth anniversary, Fantagraphics Books is proud to present a deluxe, expanded Ghost Worldspecial edition, combining the original graphic novel, the Oscar-nominated screenplay adaptation by Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, as well as over two dozen pages of rare and obscure bonus material in one book, along with a new cover and introducton.

Ghost Worldis the story of Becky and Enid, two teenaged girls and best friends facing the common prospect of not only growing up, but growing apart from each other. Clowes paints a tender picture of this intellectually precocious, sexually adventurous (despite a mutual lack of experience), and formative period in their lives, filtered through a light blue hue echoing a world lit by the cathode rays of a television'"a perfect metaphor for their post-nuclear existence. Both naturalistic and nostalgic, Ghost Worldcarves a layered narrative out of the daily existence of these fully-realized young women.

Ghost World: Special Editionwill include the original, 80-page graphic novel; the out-of-print, Oscar-nominated 106-page screenplay; the little-seen comic strip created for the Ghost Worldsoundtrack; and over 30 pages of rare ephemera related to the book and film, including covers to foreign editions of Ghost World, rare promotional art, pictures, sketches and much more.

Synopsis:

One of the greatest graphic novels of all-time, in an expanded, hardcover edition--the full graphic novel, the complete script of the Oscar-nominated movie, and over 30 pages of rare ephemera.

Synopsis:

Dan Clowes described the story in Ghost World as the examination of the lives of two recent high school graduates from the advantaged perch of a constant and (mostly) undetectable eavesdropper, with the shaky detachment of a scientist who has grown fond of the prize microbes in his petri dish. From this perch comes a revelation about adolescence that is both subtle and coolly beautiful. Critics have pointed out Clowes's cynicism and vicious social commentary, but if you concentrate on those aspects, you'll miss the exquisite whole that Clowes has captured. Each chapter ends with melancholia that builds towards the amazing, detached, ghostlike ending. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Synopsis:

Originally released in 1997 as a limited hardcover edition of 2,500 copies that sold out almost instantly, Ghost World has subsequently gone through 18 softcover printings, selling in excess of 150,000 copies in the United States, becoming one of the best-selling and most revered graphic novels of all-time, culminating in the 2001 Academy Award-nominated film.

To commemorate the tenth anniversary, Fantagraphics Books released this deluxe, expanded Ghost World special edition in 2008, combining the original graphic novel, the Oscar-nominated screenplay adaptation by Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, as well as over two dozen pages of rare and obscure bonus material in one book, along with a new cover and introduction.

Ghost World is the story of Becky and Enid, two teenaged girls and best friends facing the prospect of not only growing up, but growing apart from each other. Clowes paints a tender picture of this intellectually precocious, sexually adventurous (despite a mutual lack of experience), and formative period in their lives, filtered through a blue hue echoing a world lit by the cathode rays of a television — a perfect metaphor for their post- nuclear existence. Both naturalistic and nostalgic, Ghost World carves a layered narrative out of the daily existence of these fully-realized young women.

Ghost World: The Special Edition included the original, 80-page graphic novel; the out-of-print, Oscar-nominated 106-page screenplay; the little-seen comic strip created for the Ghost World soundtrack; and over 30 pages of rare ephemera related to the book and film, including covers to foreign editions of Ghost World, rare promotional art, pictures, sketches and much more.

About the Author

Daniel Cloweslives in Oakland, CA, with his wife and son, where he continues to create his Eightballcomic book series and write screenplays.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560978909
Author:
Clowes, Dan
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Designed by:
Grano, Adam
Designed:
Grano, Adam
Contribution:
Zwigoff, Terry
Author:
Ware, Chris
Author:
Clowes, Daniel
Author:
Zwigoff, Terry
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Special Edition
Publication Date:
October 2008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
116 full-color pages and 116 black-and-w
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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"Synopsis" by , One of the greatest graphic novels of all-time, in an expanded, hardcover edition--the full graphic novel, the complete script of the Oscar-nominated movie, and over 30 pages of rare ephemera.
"Synopsis" by , Dan Clowes described the story in Ghost World as the examination of the lives of two recent high school graduates from the advantaged perch of a constant and (mostly) undetectable eavesdropper, with the shaky detachment of a scientist who has grown fond of the prize microbes in his petri dish. From this perch comes a revelation about adolescence that is both subtle and coolly beautiful. Critics have pointed out Clowes's cynicism and vicious social commentary, but if you concentrate on those aspects, you'll miss the exquisite whole that Clowes has captured. Each chapter ends with melancholia that builds towards the amazing, detached, ghostlike ending. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Synopsis" by , Originally released in 1997 as a limited hardcover edition of 2,500 copies that sold out almost instantly, Ghost World has subsequently gone through 18 softcover printings, selling in excess of 150,000 copies in the United States, becoming one of the best-selling and most revered graphic novels of all-time, culminating in the 2001 Academy Award-nominated film.

To commemorate the tenth anniversary, Fantagraphics Books released this deluxe, expanded Ghost World special edition in 2008, combining the original graphic novel, the Oscar-nominated screenplay adaptation by Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, as well as over two dozen pages of rare and obscure bonus material in one book, along with a new cover and introduction.

Ghost World is the story of Becky and Enid, two teenaged girls and best friends facing the prospect of not only growing up, but growing apart from each other. Clowes paints a tender picture of this intellectually precocious, sexually adventurous (despite a mutual lack of experience), and formative period in their lives, filtered through a blue hue echoing a world lit by the cathode rays of a television — a perfect metaphor for their post- nuclear existence. Both naturalistic and nostalgic, Ghost World carves a layered narrative out of the daily existence of these fully-realized young women.

Ghost World: The Special Edition included the original, 80-page graphic novel; the out-of-print, Oscar-nominated 106-page screenplay; the little-seen comic strip created for the Ghost World soundtrack; and over 30 pages of rare ephemera related to the book and film, including covers to foreign editions of Ghost World, rare promotional art, pictures, sketches and much more.
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