This deluxe new edition of our most popular book ever expands the original graphic novel — which tells the story of two best friends, Enid and Rebecca, facing the prospect of growing up and apart — from 80 pages into a 288 page, behind-the-scenes tour through the making of both the classic book and the subsequent hit film. Including a new introduction and several pages of new strips by Clowes, as well as over 200 pages of ‘extras’: the Oscar-nominated screenplay by Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, dozens of pages of never-before-collected ephemera, including unused concept drawings, notes, movie posters, foreign edition covers, merchandise, artwork created for the movie by Clowes, Sophie Crumb and the cast, and much more, all annotated by Clowes. Truly lavish, definitive and comprehensive.
1998 Ignatz Award Winner, Outstanding Graphic Novel or Collection
Ranked #6, "The 20 Best Graphic Novels of the Decade," Paste Magazine (2009)
Ranked #10, "The 25 Greatest Gen X Books of All Time," Details (2009)
"I think Ghost World is astonishing... I think it's one of the best books about adolescence written." – Michael Chabon
"Dan Clowes is a master storyteller and artist — there's poetry in every panel." – Dave Eggers
"If there was ever a comic book story meant to be examined by non-comics fans, it's this, a classic in any medium." – The Onion
"[Clowes] spells out the realities of teen angst as powerfully and authentically as salinger did in The Catcher in the Rye for an eariler generation." – The Village Voice
"The most readable comic of the year." – Time Magazine's "Best of 2000"
"I really identified with the girls in Ghost World. They made me feel like I wasn't so alone." – Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons