Apparently young Dan'l Clowes
has a museum exhibition
of his artwork coming up. Unfortunately it's a couple thousand miles away so I can't attend.
Oddly though, I was just thinking about Mr. C last night. I was browsing through old Harvey Comics covers (don't ask why) and I noticed a strong resemblance between their art and that of Dan Clowes. For example, here is the cover to Harvey Comics Hits #59:
As you may or may not recall, Dan got his start drawing "The Uggly Family" for CRACKED
And he later continued many of the same themes in Eightball
Although Dan'l was born in 1961, a perusal of Harvey books from the 1950's
shows a marked influence on the future Oscar-nominee's style.