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11:49pm

Sun May 6, 2012
Fine Art

The Serious Comic Art Of Daniel Clowes

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 8:09 am

Artist Daniel Clowes says Enid, the cantankerous heroine of Ghost World, would probably hate the book she stars in.
Daniel Clowes Oakland Museum of California

Comics used to be seen as cheap throwaway entertainment for children and teenagers. But over the last few decades, comics have grown up; they're even released in longer formats, on nice paper with hard covers, as graphic novels.

Daniel Clowes is one of the artists cited for turning the form into serious art — in fact, the art has gotten so serious that his work is now in a museum. Clowes is one of the best-known comic artists working today, with two of his books made into Hollywood films: the Academy Award-nominated Ghost World and Art School Confidential.

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4:10am

Fri May 4, 2012
Around the Nation

Usual Flower Is MIA At Michigan Tulip Festival

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 6:57 am

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4:06am

Fri May 4, 2012
Space

Photographers, Skywatchers Prepare For Supermoon

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 6:57 am

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3:37am

Fri May 4, 2012
Business

Bakes Sales Run A Foul Of Obesity Right

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 9:59 am

As school budgets continue to get squeezed, administrators, parents and students are having to do more fundraising. And now the fight to raise funds has come head-to-head with the fight against childhood obesity. Stephanie Armour, of Bloomberg Businessweek, talks to David Greene about the move to ban bake sales.

3:37am

Fri May 4, 2012
Middle East

Political Change Slow To Come To Bahrain

Originally published on Fri May 4, 2012 6:57 am

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