It's not everyday that we get a book of comics criticism as thoroughly accessible as this one. Close-readings, in-his-own-words material, and contextual analysis do wonders to flesh out the singularly Clowesian universe showcased by the key works collected and examined here. As a bonus: six never-before-reprinted stories, plus endless trivia and tidbits.
For instance, who knew!
Required reading not only for über fans, but anyone who’s ever felt like a misfit Clowes character (i.e. maybe everyone). But don't take my word for it -- just check out Tavi's glowing review over at the Chicago Tribune!