Could this be what it takes to understand the face behind the fear?
Can't science do any better?
Pennywise is back, and he's looking even more terrifying this time around.
For our annual photo issue, Cindy Sherman, the shape-shifting artist, shares two images from her archives.
I'm forcing myself to get on stage... what could possibly go wrong?
We peeked into the tents of clowns, trapeze artists, and African acrobats to find out what goes on when the big-top comes down.
“Temp job: clown at waterbed store.”
A clown forces its pet cat to put on an annoyingly large bow in this colorful comic by Margot Ferrick.
A couple of clowns hold an intervention for their roommate Ernie G.
For 25 years, Dedy Rahmanto has made people laugh. Today, he wants to prove that being a clown is more than a joke.
Their eerie photos of human-animal hybrids walking wonderfully surreal landscapes thumb their noses at traditional beauty standards.
Pour one out for Powerclown, the clown-themed Iron Maiden cover band now missing its lead singer.