The Incantations of Daniel Johnston

The Incantations of Daniel Johnston

Graphic Novel - 2016
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A spirited, eye-popping collaborationg between Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo and author Scott McClanahan. Long a fan of Daniel Johnston, the man and his music, Cavolo illustrates Johnston's colorful life, from his humble beginnings as a carnival employee to folk musician in Austin, to his rise to MTV popularity and persistent struggle with personal demons. In addition to being visually very striking, with astoundingly economical prose McClanahan manages to deal with powerful and complex issues, such as how we as a society mythologize troubled artists, while continuing his ongoing exploration of human relationships, and the pliable interaction between reader and writer.
Publisher: Columbus, OH : Two Dollar Radio, 2016
ISBN: 9781937512453
Characteristics: 101 p. : color ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cavolo, Ricardo 1982-
Alternative Title: Daniel Johnston


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Renowned artist Ricardo Cavolo and Scott McClanahan combine talents in a dazzling, eye-popping biography of musician and artist Daniel Johnston.

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IanH_KCMO Sep 29, 2016

Ricardo Cavolo's art is so amazing, it covers for Scott McClanahan's text, which is a little too self-serving and doesn't quite live up to the great illustrations. Still, it's worth checking out to see Cavolo's art, and maybe best paired with the Johnson documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston.


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