About the book: A 48-page (let's call it) graphic novella, The Death-Ray is an alternative take on the superhero mythos; an ordinary guy gets extraordinary powers and exploits them in ordinary, or at least less than heroic, ways. The protagonist is Andy, a despondent teen living in 1970's Chicago who finds himself endowed with new powers after lighting up his first cigarette.
One thing that does make me happier than a new Daniel Clowes book is Daniel Clowes launching a new book in person! This coming Wednesday, October 19th Daniel Clowes and Seth will be in conversation at the Ukrainian Federation. Advance tickets are $5, and tickets at the door are $6. Buy tickets HERE or at Librairie D+Q, 211 Bernard O., 514-279-2224.
Need more? NPR on The Death-Ray! Dan Clowes in conversation in The Gazette!