Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Comics/Music Connection 1: The Ramones Meet Dan Clowes

The Ramones and Dan Clowes go together like a velvet glove cast in iron in this video for "I Don't Want to Grow Up." Clowes's visual signature-- a view of the back of someone's head. Symbolizing alienation? A way to disassociate the reader/viewer from the character, to discourage identification? A song about a kid nervous about getting older and turning lame like the rest of the world is the perfect match for Clowes's edgy visuals.

And the original:

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