The Incantations of Daniel JohnstonGraphic Novel - 2016
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
Characteristics: 101 p. : color ill. ; 24 cm
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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