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

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.

The Angouleme award ceremony is on youtube.  At about 50 minutes in I presented the Jury Prize, which went to Rutu Modan for The Property.

sequentialartistsworkshop:

Dash Shaw Animation Night, Tues Feb 25, 8:00 pm
Tuesday Feb 25 8 pm, At the Church of Holy Colors, Dash Shaw will be hosting a show of his plus bonus animations! Come out for this amazing event. Sliding Scale Donations Go to Ongoing Restoration for the Church.
Facebook event here!

I’ve done this twice before — first at Light Industry in Brooklyn where I showed shorts plus the bonus anime Bobby’s Girl aka Bobby’s in Deep! and then at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn with the Phantasm episode of Robotech. This time the bonus cartoon will be To-Y!

sequentialartistsworkshop:

Dash Shaw Animation Night, Tues Feb 25, 8:00 pm

Tuesday Feb 25 8 pm, At the Church of Holy Colors, Dash Shaw will be hosting a show of his plus bonus animations! Come out for this amazing event. Sliding Scale Donations Go to Ongoing Restoration for the Church.

Facebook event here!

I’ve done this twice before — first at Light Industry in Brooklyn where I showed shorts plus the bonus anime Bobby’s Girl aka Bobby’s in Deep! and then at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn with the Phantasm episode of Robotech. This time the bonus cartoon will be To-Y!

Cosplayers is my pamphlet comic that Fantagraphics is putting out. It’s about two cosplayers who make videos for youtube. It’s in the latest Previews catalog — that’s what all the comic shops order from. Please ask your local retailer to order it… It makes a huge difference! Thanks.

Doctors comes out this October from Fantagraphics Books. It’s 96 pages, 6 X 8”, full color.

Here’s the catalog copy Fanta wrote:

"This new graphic novel from acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button, BodyWorld, New School) is his most taut book to date. Dr. Cho is the creator of the Charon, a device that allows his staff to enter a dead patient’s afterlife by taking the form of a memory in the patient’s consciousness, and bring he or she back to life with one catch: the experience is traumatic and the process kills them again soon thereafter. But for some bereaved, the opportunity is priceless. So when Bell is killed in a random accident, her daughter hires Dr. Cho’s team to bring her back. But what if Bell didn’t want to come back? The dying unconsciously create the afterlife they want, or feel they deserve, in their minds before everything fades to black. Isn’t that better than the reality, and no less meaningful than life itself? Part science-fiction thriller, part family drama, part morality play for the 21st Century, and quite possibly Shaw’s best book to date.”

Events

Jan 30th to Feb 2nd, I’ll be at Angouleme at the Ca et La table. On Friday the 31st I have a panel at 1pm at Espace Franquin.

Feb 4th, 5pm, Super Heros store in Paris (with Frank Santoro)

Feb 5th, 5pm, La Rubrique à Bulles in Paris (with Santoro)

Then back in the USA for

Feb 12th, 8pm, Elizabethtown College, PA. Animation presentation.

Then SAW later that month, and I’ll have a show and another screening in Gainesville for that. I’ll post info on those later.

I’ll try to have new jokes from the presentations I did last year.