For the legion of Dash Shaw fans and admirers, 2013 has, thus far, been a year of anticipation and enthusiastic anxiousness for the upcoming releases from this multi-talented artist. Fantagraphics already has NEW SCHOOL and 3 NEW STORIES lined up, and Tom Kaczynski’s Uncivilized Books is starting the year off with the release of NEW JOBS, a minicomic chronicling the all too real experience facing numerous New Yorkers everyday, the pursuit and acquisition of new jobs to make ends meet.
Shaw’s ability to capture and transform the mundane narrative of daily life into a bewildering execution of visual technique can be harkened all the way back to some of his first collections (GODDESS HEAD and MOTHER’S MOUTH come to mind). Even now, Shaw has continued to play and reshape the framework of comic art, as can be seen with his recent dive into animation. NEW JOBS progresses his skill at creating a narrative that, at only 32 pages, swiftly flows as it mirrors the rapidity of city life, along with the hardships of a young couple attempting to find economic security in the midst of a pregnancy.
A new minicomic by cartoonist and animator Dash Shaw (New School, Seraph, BodyWorld, Bottomless Belly Button) printed in an edition of 500 copies.
A couple living in Bed-Stuy are going to have a child. To support the child, they need to get new jobs. The woman gets a job as an organizer for a rich doctor; the man as a writer for a design firm that “designs” political candidates. 32 pages of New York circa right now!
4.25 x 5.5 inches, b&w, multi-color paper
Set for release this April, Uncivilized Books is releasing NEW JOBS in a limited run of 500 copies. To preorder NEW JOBS, check out the Uncivilized Books website HERE.