No Matter Where You Go"...
That's a quote that I really like from Enid (comic Enid).
The new Ghost World special edition is out from Fantagraphics, and I had to give the eighteen-year-old Emily a hug and get it. I already have both the screenplay AND the comic book, but I couldn't resist. Every time I would see a review for it in a magazine, I would tell myself: "You need that like you need a hole in the head" but it's a beautiful book, and has lots of incidental drawings and snippets and things.
Plus, as my local comic-ista suggested, I can pass along my old volumes to some other young lady who seems like she might be headed down "the wrong path".
If you hop quick like a bunny (and order directly from Fantagraphics), it seems that there is some special, signed bookplate you can get in your volume courtesy of Dan Clowes himself. I feel sad that I missed out on that, but it's okay...I'm going restrain my mild nerd-tendencies and be okay with it. Oh! Also. The intro from Mr. Clowes is very thoughtful and interesting, and contained a reference to Hyde Park in Chicago, which he described as the home of "our future president", which I thought was, well, cute. I hope that you are right come November, Dan Clowes. And thanks for your snarky brilliance, too.
PS: Thank you, dear readers, for your kindness and support. You never cease to amaze!