Dash Shaw

COMICS & ANIMATION
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NEW BOOKS: Cosplayers and Doctors,
New School, 3 New Stories, and New Jobs.

Previously: BodyWorld and Bottomless Belly Button.

Recent Animations: New School, Seraph, and Wheel of Fortune.

dash (dot) austin (dot) shaw (at) gmail (dot) com

fantagraphics:

Cosplayers
by Dash Shaw

32-page full-color comic book • $5.00

Now in Stock! See Previews / Order Now  

Annie and Verti are two teen cosplayers with too much time on their hands. Annie wants to act, and Verti wants to be a photographer/filmmaker. Together, they embark on making a film starring themselves and featuring an unsuspecting cast of extras they record via hidden camera. What could possibly go wrong? A one-shot dose of humor and melancholy from the creator of New School, BodyWorld, and Bottomless Belly Button.

This’ll be in the Previews catalog that comes out later month. Cosplayers 2 takes place entirely at a fictional anime convention, “Tezukon.”

fantagraphics:

Cosplayers
by Dash Shaw

32-page full-color comic book • $5.00

Ships on: April 16, 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now  

Annie and Verti are two teen cosplayers with too much time on their hands. Annie wants to act, and Verti wants to be a photographer/filmmaker. Together, they embark on making a film starring themselves and featuring an unsuspecting cast of extras they record via hidden camera. What could possibly go wrong? A one-shot dose of humor and melancholy from the creator of New School, BodyWorld, and Bottomless Belly Button.

In comic shops TOMORROW!

This will debut at MoCCA Fest, this weekend. I’ll be there Saturday morning only, at the Fantagraphics table.

The cover was made by taking a screencapture of the image in photoshop, printing out the screencapture, spray-painting over the print, scanning in the spray-painted-on print, and trying to line it back up inside the original photoshop document.

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A couple of the color separations from Object Lesson, from 3 New Stories. The color layer underneath the drawings.

Some photos from the New School installation at Pulp Festival, in France, this past weekend. The whole piece was Philippe Dupuy’s idea. That’s him in the fifth photo. I thought it looked great. Viewers could slide around the panels and open/close the window-like separations between the color and the line art. I’m glad Philippe included me in this. The whole festival was fun. There was a separate pavilion devoted to the “Professor Cyclops” French webcomic magazine that I thought was the strongest statement for tasteful, artistic webcomics I’d ever seen.

Lucas Lemme, from Argentina, emailed me this photo he took inspired by the BBB back cover.  Thanks, Lucas!

Old storyboards.

Old storyboards.

Thanks everybody who came to the Gainesville, FL, SAW workshop and events. The Church of Holy Colors was a great screening space. That was fun. I’m doing some —

MARCH EVENTS:

Saturday, March 8th: I have a 3pm presentation at the Baltimore 5th Annual Prints and Multiples Fair.

March 14th to 16th:  In Paris, France, I’m participating in the “Pulp Festival”. Info here. There will be an installation of New School pages on transparent sheets that viewers can slide around somehow. I’ll take some photos of it when it’s up. Also I will be on a couple panels, and some kind of live drawing event. Google Translates explains:

THIS IS NOT A COMIC STRIP “Huh? It’s a cartoon that? ” Exhibition of six artists with a subjective landscape of contemporary art in comics: David B. , Dash Shaw , Jason , Frederik Peeters , Jochen Gerner and Ludovic Debeurme question the medium on what it is, what it can be. Each appropriates this art, bringing his words, pictures, vision.

March 27th, Thursday, I’ll be in Pennsylvania at Elizabethtown College for a cartoon screening

This cartoon is going to be for kids!

This cartoon is going to be for kids!

Oh here is a short video interview about BodyWorld from 2010.