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.

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Frank Santoro and I are doing a panel together at the Small Press Expo on September 14th, at 12:30 pm.  I’m talking about New School and Frank’s talking about his Pompeii, which debuts at SPX.
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)

Frank Santoro and I are doing a panel together at the Small Press Expo on September 14th, at 12:30 pm.  I’m talking about New School and Frank’s talking about his Pompeii, which debuts at SPX.

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)

  1. amoraes reblogged this from franksantoro
  2. adammartienwaterreus reblogged this from franksantoro and added:
    Such a good book
  3. seantcomics reblogged this from franksantoro and added:
    The thing about flat, uncommunicative faces in comics is on point. I say uncommunicative rather than inexpressive...
  4. franksantoro reblogged this from dashshaw and added:
    for new followers - thnx
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  6. spx reblogged this from dashshaw and added:
    This is DEFINITELY going to be fun!
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