Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron

Writer(s): Daniel Clowes
Artist(s): Daniel Clowes
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 978-1560971160
Price: $19.95
Page count: 142
Year Released: 1998
Status: in print
Original Source: Eightball 1-10
Other Collected Edition(s): hardcover edition (ISBN 978-1560971184)
Genres: horror; magic realism; mystery/crime; suspense/thriller
Recommended for Fans Of: David Lynch's more disturbing movies
Possible Objectionable Material: nudity; explicit sexual situations; disturbing imagery; violence; coarse language
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Plot Summary
Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron opens with the lead character, Clay, watching a strange art film and becoming entranced by the lead actress. He decides to find out more about the woman, and this decision leads him on a very strange--and often disturbing--series of misadventures. The plot is not as important and the weird collection of people Clay meets as he quickly loses control of the situation he's put himself in. Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron is the closest thing you will find to a David Lynch movie in comic book form.

My Own 2 Cents
Personally, this is my favorite book by Daniel Clowes, but I readily acknowledge it's not for everyone.