Ghost World

Episode 2

Frankie, Dennis, and Johnny review Ghost World, as written and illustrated by Daniel Clowes. In this episode of the comic book podcast we discuss the the complex relationship of Enid, Rebecca, & Josh; why we feel this book could be a companion piece to Shortcomings; Frances’s brief flirtation with Hot Topic; the meaning of the title “Ghost World”; why you never tell your parents, even as an adult, that you ever went to Tijuana; what may have become of Enid Coleslaw; and the art and storytelling of Ghost World.

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Featured music:

Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing

Tonight Will Be Fine (Leonard Cohen cover) by The Walkmen