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Clowes is an avatar of a lost generation: The OGXers.

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One of the consum­mate world builders in comics and sci-fi.

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Inventive, smart, funny, poignant, brilliantly weird.

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He invented the manic, spongey cartoon style we take for granted.

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He revolutionized a colonial pop-culture genre.

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His one-panel cartoons contained dystopian novels.

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Devastatingly funny one week and bittersweet the next.

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Clockwork micro and macro tragedies awash in self-awareness.

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His is a vision of Eden reimagined by Hieronymus Bosch.

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He transmuted Barthes-like semiotic insights into comic schtick.

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Hotspot’s debt to Burt Ward

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Hellena’s debt to Eva Peron

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Underboss’s debt to F.W. Murnau’s FAUST

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Lidia’s debt to Scilla Gabel

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Plenilunio’s debt to, among others, actor Germán Robles.

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His simple cartoon was deeply sophisticated.

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It’s the make-believe that we keep living in.

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He gave life to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more!

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His comics have a flavor of animation’s madness.

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Eat your heart out, Indiana Jones.

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The greatest, funniest cartoons of New York’s gutter age.

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His panels and characters are bigger on the inside than on the surface.

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He creates black-and-white surreal masterpieces.

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After 9/11, he mocked knee-jerk patriotism and dumb-ass foreign policy.