Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:30pm
Dash Shaw + Bobby’s Girl
155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn
With books like Bottomless Belly Button, BodyWorld, and his latest, New School, the young cartoonist Dash Shaw is responsible for some of the most adventurous and idiosyncratic comics being made today. His dynamic serial forms feature elaborately layered panels and off-kilter figuration, betraying a remarkable confluence of styles and strategies, at times recalling everything from Sigmar Polke to manga. Recently, in anticipation of a feature-length project, he has also begun to produce a similarly variegated body of animation, which includes music video, the melancholy droid-drama The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century, A.D., and a biography that covers a chapter in the life of Dada doyenne Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. He’s also crafted cinematic permutations of his own comics, as well as adaptations of game shows and reality tv that marry their source materials’ original audio tracks with a series of static illustrations to uncanny effect—Wheel of Fortune never seemed so heartbreaking, or so strange. Tonight, he’ll present a selection of his experiments with moving images at Light Industry. Rounding out the lineup is a film chosen by Shaw that he finds resonant with the concerns of his particular hand-drawn animation techniques: Bobby’s Girl, an 80s anime rarity about a teenage biker, his pen pal, and his death drive.
Followed by a conversation with Shaw.
Tickets - $7, available at door.
Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 7pm.
(( I’m screening some of my animations along with the 1985 limited animation anime “Bobby’s Girl” !!! It’s gonna be amazing!!! ))
I watched this newyorker.com interview on mute and realized the whole video is actually about my cat.
From Pittsburgh’s “Drawing Power” last Saturday.
Thanks to all who participated in Drawing Power! We hope to get our hands on some more photos of the event to post here. For now, feast your eyes on the very first on-sale copies of Dash Shaw’s latest epic creation, New School (along with his two companion pieces, New Jobs and 3 New Stories). Those fortunate attendees who got their hands on them are probably reading it right now…
Your first glimpse…