Monday, March 25, 2013

For Immediate Release:

Dash Shaw poster
The creator of the acclaimed graphic novels Bottomless Belly Button and Bodyworld hits the road in support of his new graphic novel, New School, as well as the one-shot comic book, 3 New Stories. At each location, Dash Shaw will be signing copies of his new books before their wide release, often with a gallery full of original artwork and presentations of his animation works (including the Sigur Rós video, "Seraph"). New School is a full-color, classic coming-of-age story that encapsulates the current generation, both trapped and enthralled by pop culture. Shaw dramatizes the story two brothers, one moving to an exotic country where an ambitious new amusement park recreates historical events and the younger one who goes to find his brother after years of little contact. New School is unlike anything in the history of the comics medium: at once funny and deadly serious, easily readable while wildly artistic, personal and political, familiar and completely new.
Here's a trailer for the book with art and animation by Shaw, killer music by Lily Benson and Doron Sadja.
Dash Shaw lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently writing and directing an animated feature film, The Ruined Cast.
"A former student of the genius artist-seer-cartoonist Gary Panter, Dash, it's fair to say, is something of a genius as well." - Chris Ware
April 5th • Desert Island, Brooklyn, NY. 7-9PM

April 6-7th • MoCCA Festival, NYC. 11AM-6PM
April 13th • Hub Comics, Somerville, MA. 7-9PM
 April 18th • Atomic Books, Baltimore, MD. 7-9PM
April 20th • Carnegie Library Comics Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. 10AM-5PM

April 20th • Copacetic Comic, Pittsburgh, PA. 7-11PM
April 21st • The Light Industry, Brooklyn, NY. 7:30PM 

April 27-28th • Stumptown Comics Festival, Portland, OR. Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun Noon-6PM

May 2nd • Floating World, Portland OR. 6-10PM, Presentation at 7PM

May 4th • Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, Seattle, WA. 6-9PM
May 11-12th • TCAF, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 11AM-5PM
New School
Complete Venue Information:
Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
MoCCA Festival, NYC
69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue
between E. 25th & E. 26th Street
New York, NY 10010

Hub Comics
19 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143

Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21211

Carnegie Library Comics Conference
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Copacetic Comics Company
3138 Dobson St. - 3rd floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Event Page
The Light Industry
155 Freeman Street
Brooklyn, NY
Stumptown Comics Fest
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE ML King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Floating World
400 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St.
Seattle, WA 98108

TCAF (Toronto Comics Arts Festival)
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 2G8

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