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Manly World of Lloyd Llewellyn

Manly World of Lloyd Llewellyn

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The Manly World of Lloyd Llewellyn (1986-1988), one of the earliest works of Eightball author Daniel Clowes, anticipated the 1990s rediscovery of lounge culture. The 31 stories collected here combine Dragnet with The Twilight Zone with Tales from the Crypt in a world filled with aliens, good-time girls, and cocktail-bar nihilism. The stories are hip and funny, with a good dose of wacky 1950s paranoia and the kind of tongue-in-cheek morality that characterized the old E.C. horror comics. The Lloyd Llewellyn stories also trace the development of Clowes's style as a comic artist, from the angular early pieces that show the influence of 1950s advertising style to the grotesque Robert Crumb-inspired style of the more recent work in Eightball. Clowes is one of the most gifted comic-book artists around, and the retro-chic world of Lloyd Llewellyn deserves to be seen by a new generation of readers.

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Hardback Editions

May 1994 : USA Hardback
Title: The manly world of Lloyd Llewellyn: A golden treasury of his complete works
Author(s): Daniel Clowes
ISBN: 1-56097-145-2 / 978-1-56097-145-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
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