Art School Confidential is Dan Clowes and Terry Zwigoff's major motion picture follow-up to Ghost World. Directed by Zwigoff froma script by Clowes (his first since his Oscar-nominated debut screenplay for Ghost World), the film, premiering this fall, stars John Malkovich, Max Minghella, Jim Broadbent, Anjelica Houston and Sophia Myles.
Art School Confidential follows Jerome (Minghella), an art student who dreams of becoming the greatest artist in the world. The film expands on a short comic story by Dan Clowes that was originally published in his comic series Eightball (and later collected in the book Twentieth Century Eightball), though features an entirely new narrative only tangentially resembling the original comic. For this book, the strip will be presented in full-color for the first time.
This scrapbook/screenplay also features the shooting script for the film, including several scenes edited out from the final cut. It also boasts 2 full-color sections jammed with photos, artwork (much by Clowes), and many other surprises.