Would be, were it not for the archival poet Ida Wentz. Random is our ersatz guide to the sleepy midwestern hamlet, and just one of the many character we meet in Ice Haven.
While Dan Clowes has gotten a nod from the mainstream - and Oscar nomination for the screen adaptation of Ghost World - his work remains wonderfully idiosyncratic and imaginative. The lives of the men and women of Ice Haven are woven into a multi-layered tale inspired by the infamous Leopold and Loeb. Only Daniel Clowes could do it, and luckily for his many fans, he has!