Glaser said “Certainty is a closing of the mind.” Best grocery store designer ever.
Tracing paper sketch for a page from New School.
Brooklyn Book Festival- hip, smart, diverse and free!
I’m on 2 panels this Sunday, the 22nd, at the Brooklyn Book Festival:
ST. FRANCIS AUDITORIUM
12:00 P.M. The World (According to Cartoonists): Border Crossing Comics: Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve #13), Rutu Modan (The Property), Dash Shaw (New School), and David Prudhomme (Rebetiko) all explore characters crossing borders -national and personal, real and imagined. Discover how these award-winning cartoonists translate the world through art and story. Moderated by Kent Worcester.
BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY AUDITORIUM (128 Pierrepont Street)
2:00 P.M. The New American Dream: What is today’s Great American Novel, anyway? Ayana Mathis (The Twelve Tribes of Hattie), Dash Shaw (New School), and Adam Mansbach (The Dead Run) give us glimpses into a new kind of American Dream: a fifteen-year-old mother of nine; a boy’s island adventures in graphic novel form; and in one case, an American nightmare. Moderated by David Unger.
This Saturday! Lotsa fine Fanta folks at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn, NY.
This is the entirety of my lecture at CCA. 80 minutes talking about comics and animation.
The link is up to pay for this.
Gainesville in February, what could be better? So in.
I’ve been working on this tonight. I’ve just been thinking about possible presentations. I made a list of single comics that I could easily talk about, each one, for over an hour. So this isn’t my “favorite comics” list… it’s my “I can ramble on endlessly about this book, without any encouragement at all, and bore everyone” list. As of September 4th, 2013, 11pm, off the top of my head. Here you go:
Ayako / Tezuka
Inner City Romance by Guy Colwell
X-Day by Setona Mizushiro
Paying for It / Chester Brown
Underwater / Chester Brown
City of Glass adapted by Mazzucchelli / Karasik
Vengeance Squad / Pete Morisi
Ninja by Brian Chippendale
Wilson by Daniel Clowes
Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi
Black Blizzard by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
I thought Pompeii would be all airy, open images like Frank’s Incanto and Chimera. Instead, he gave us a great character play, about an artist’s bond with his mentor and how it affects his romantic relationship. The character’s faces are all 100% real and expressive in a way that’s absent in nearly every other comic I’ve ever read. Most cartoon character’s faces are made out of cardboard. The people in Pompeii actually seem to have a soul behind their eyes. Incredible. It’s an amazing, heartfelt book.
I’m really honored to do this panel with him and I’m excited about everyone seeing Pompeii. I’m curious what he’ll say about it. I have some questions for him. It’ll be fun.
(above image from Pompeii)
Review: 'New School' sets Keith and Jason into deep contemplation of an amazing work of comic art @ Comics Bulletin
This is a really long review of New School.
Sketch for a spread from New School.