A drawing of Florent Ruppert (of Ruppert & Mulot) from 2009. I found it randomly on my computer. I don’t know why I’d scanned it.
Dash Shaw is having a prolific year, with no signs of slowing down. His newest graphic novel, Doctors, is due this Fall. As with his other sci-fi-tinged stories, Shaw uses futuristic technology to explore human issues — this time, the ethics and emotional impact of interrupted mortality.
In our downloadable preview, an older woman with a seemingly idyllic life finds romance with a younger man — but her daughter appears with an unbelievable claim that her life as she knows it is not what it seems.
Doctors will be on call (in stores) in September (and available at SPX) and you can reserve your copy today.
Thanks to Seamus Condron for sending this awesome photo.
We just sent the files off to the printer for Dash Shaw's new graphic novel Doctors, so now’s a good time to show you the elegant all-new cover design by our capable newbie Keeli McCarthy. (If you liked the old version with the can-can line of doctors, don’t worry, that artwork is inside the book now.) A heady sci-fi tale that explores the human impact and ethical implications of advanced technology on an intimate level, in the vein of movies like Primer or Moon, Doctors posits a neurological afterlife and a machine that exploits it to revive the dead.
The first copies of the book will be available in September, and we will almost certainly have it in stock at SPX. To get your copy stat, pre-order today!
From 3 New Stories.
The New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Announces 2014-2015 Fellows
I’m a 2014-2015 Cullman Center Fellow. This means I’ll be in generally a good mood for the next couple of years.
Starting in September, I’ll have an office at the NY Public Library, where I’ll be working on my next book, about a Quaker who fights in the American Civil War.
Gary Panter was a 2012-13 Fellow and he wrote a nice piece about the NYPL on his blog here.