Daniel Clowes On Inspiration, Screenwriting Vs Comics and More
Comics icon Daniel Clowes spoke with fans during a panel at the Oakland Museum of California, describing his creative process for comics and screenwriting, his 12 year old self's reaction to the "Avengers" movie and more.
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With the city itself reflecting the isolation, occasional grotesqueness, lovable hostility and underlying vulnerability of the comic's title character, it's important to understand Clowes' connection to it.
Where exactly does this occur? Because I've read Wilson and Oakland city as a character is of no importance to it, it's just a generic setting where things happen. Metropolis on any given Superman story manages to have more personality than the way Clowes portrayed Oakland in his comic book. Wilson is a good comic book, but this is a very ridiculous thing to focus on.
Well, Clowes clearly thought that it was a pretty important thing to focus on because a) he talked about the city at length, and b) the film version of Wilson is going to be shot in Oakland. I was at the event in question, so I should know. I thought author's connection of the character and general demeanor of the city to the character (and to Clowes) made a lot of sense, and offered some insight on both the writer and his book. Maybe you could think about being a little less grotesque and hostile (lovably or otherwise) when commenting on people's stories, hmmm?