From a Hollywood hunt for a missing pooch to the Permian Basin, we’ve got it all, with a stop to ponder Nancy.
§ Nice art! Planet of the Apes Concept art. Spot the one that is still topical. Concept art for Planet of the Apes (1968), from 1963-1966. My favorite bit in the film: when the apes appear on their horses during the human hunt, and the camera does this fast zoom. pic.twitter.com/mBft1iAqWS — Tales from Weirdland […]
§ Nice art! Joe Quinones. look! look! it's SO PRETTY pic.twitter.com/83OSOxShft — Chip Zdarsky (@zdarsky) December 13, 2017 § Nice art! Arielle Jovellanos particular standouts. ✨ pic.twitter.com/oNu8EgnlFa — Arielle Jovellanos ✨ (@joviellety) November 28, 2017 § Nice Art: I *think* you can read Sophie Goldstein’s review of Last Days of an Immortal by Fabien Vehlmann […]
Add comics formalist/experimenter Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button) to the list of cartoonist/movie directors: his animated film My Entire High School is Sinking Into the Sea will debut at be shown at both the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) (its world premiere) and New York Film Festival (NYFF). Pretty prestigious places to be shown. Shaw […]
It’s been a busy, busy few weeks of comics events in the NYC area, and here’s one more: the final event for the year in Columbia’s graphic novel program. Heidi MacDonaldHeidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. […]
I find Dash Shaw’s work to be strangely invigorating. I admit I had some reservations when I first saw the daunting heft of his Bottomless Belly Button, with its absurdly extended passage of a man running and profusely sweating, drawn in a style so crunchy that it makes Gary Panter look slick. The idea that all we cartoonists must now draw books that are at least three inches thick and that take several years of deprivation to accomplish thanks to the efforts of obviously dedicated workhorses such as Shaw and Craig Thompson was not a pretty one. But I was eventually to resign myself to this new order.
Box Brown (“Belen!”, “Love is a Peculiar Kind of Thing”) is a fixture at indie comics shows, tirelessly producing his own bold and appealing short comics on a regular basis, but also, in 2011, launching an experiment in the return of the “floppy” or mini-comic via branding in the form of Retrofit Comics. Retrofit consists […]
By Dre Grigoropol I have always been a fan of the Society of Illustrators. When I found out they were taking the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art permanently under their wing, I felt positive. After seeing what the museum is like at the SoI compared to its old space I would have to say […]
Seraph from Sigur Rós Valtari Mystery Films on Vimeo. Describing the work of Dash Shaw as “unique” strains the meaning of the word: childlike and formalist, preoccupied with the physical body and and the larger body of the family. Since his books the massive family drama Bottomless Belly Button and eerie sci-fi Body World, he’s […]
After gaining huge mainstream attention for BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON and BODY WORLD—both formally experimental graphic noels that remained emotionally true—Dash Shaw has kept a low profile in recent years, as he works on multimedia projects, including animation. But Fantagraphics has just announced two new books, NEW SCHOOL and 3 NEW STORIES. Exciting news for a […]