May 2 – Dash Shaw’s NEW SCHOOL Tour

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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 Floating World, Dash Shaw will be signing copies of his new books before their wide release, 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.

WHO: Dash Shaw
WHAT: New School book release & art exhibit, presentation at 7pm
WHEN: Thursday May 2, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

Artwork will be on display until May 31.

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

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