The Incantations of Daniel Johnston
A Graphic NovelGraphic Novel - 2016
The Incantations of Daniel Johnston is a spirited, eye-popping collaborationg between New York Times -bestselling Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo and award-winning 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.
Ricardo Cavolo is a world-renowned Spanish artist whose artwork has been on display everywhere from Moscow to Montreal. He has completed artwork for Absolut Vodka, the Glastonbury Festival (United Kingdom), Urban Outfitters (France, Germany, England), Nike, FC Barcelona, and Fox Sports Mexico.
Scott McClanahan is the acclaimed and award-winning author of Crapalachia , Hill William , and The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan: Volume 1 . The Washington Post has called McClanahan's work "the genuine article."