HBO’s techy start-up sit-com “Silicon Valley” is set to return for its fourth season in April, and to mark the occasion, the cable pay network commissioned a new poster drawn my indie comics legend Daniel Clowes.
Clowes’ contribution, which was posted on the show’s Facebook page, shows Richard, Erlich, “Big Head” Nelson and the gang all coming to grips with their technology, one power socket at a time. It is also accompanied by what appears to be the season’s tagline; “Changing the Way Things Change.”
The “Silicon Valley” piece is not the first time Clowes has created a promotional poster for film or television — the graphic novelist also drew the poster for Todd Solondz 1998 film “Happiness.” Interstingly, the films based on Clowes’ own work, including “Ghost World” and “Art School Confidential,” have tended to use his artwork more sparingly. Even the poster for “Wilson,” the latest big screen adaptation of a Clowes’ graphic novel, features a photo of the title character, played by Woody Harrelson, rather than any of its author’s art.
Directed by Craig Johnson, “Wilson” also stars Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines and Isabella Amara and is currently screening at cinemas across the US.
“Silicon Valley” Season 4 premieres on HBO at 10pm on April 23, 2017.