Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron

Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron

Like a Velvet Glove... collects all 10 chapters of the serialized story Eightball. As Clay Loudermilk attempts to unravel the mysteries behind a snuff film, he finds himself involved with an increasingly bizarre cast of characters, including a pair of sadistic cops who carve a strange symbol into the heel of Clay's foot; a horny over-the-hill suburban woman whose sexual encounter with a mysterious water creature produced a grotesquely misshapen, but no less horny, mutant daughter; a dog with no orifices whatsoever (it has to be fed by injection); two ominous victims of extremely bad hair implants; a charismatic Manson-like cult leader who plans to kidnap a famous advice columnist and many more! This edition has a brand new cover, new title and end pages — plus: Clowes being the perfectionist that he is, there are tweaked and re-drawn panels that really make this a transcendent piece of storytelling art!

Title:Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781560971160
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    Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron Reviews

  • Jan Philipzig

    Has the American heartland ever looked more desolate and repulsive? Originally published in the pages of Dan Clowes’ one-man anthology Eightball (once described by Clowes himself as “an orgy of sp...

  • Gregsamsa

    Have you seen your life destroy itself through an addiction to cocaine? I haven't, but I understand your deal because there was a time I would have killed loved ones in order to get my hands on my nex...

  • Jakob J.

    This book didn’t mean anything. Books that don’t mean anything have no right to exist. To exist is to possess meaning. Meaning cannot exist without existence. Existence is what gives meaning its m...

  • Amy

    Reading this after having read his other, more famous, graphic novel Ghost World and it's sarcastic, funny and honest story about a pair of directionless teenagers, I was completely unprepared for the...

  • amy

    this made my head feel fizzy. and it is one of my favorite titles ever, tied with 'if it werent for venetian blinds, itd be curtains for us all.'...

  • Jordan

    If you’re looking for a sweet little story, full of puppies and rainbows, this is not it. Daniel Clowes’ Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron is like a fever-dream nightmare noir, that’s both simult...

  • Andy

    If Dan Clowes died after producing this warped masterpiece he would have gone down in history as some demented prophet. "Like A Velvet Glove" was produced mostly around 1990-1991 when companies like S...

  • Nate D

    Honestly, until I ran randomly across this one in the East Village Bookshop, I had no idea that I was missing out on Daniel Clowes. I've read various later works, all pretty decent, but nothing that's...

  • Jennifer

    Daniel Clowes remains my favorite comic book artist. I've actually got the series as they were originally published in the individual Eightball comic books, as well as the bound collection. Velvet Glo...

  • Emily Mittelmark

    Whenever I take this book down from the shelf and open it to a random page, I am reminded that the characters and situations in it are what's not supposed to exist in the world. It's very dark. The do...