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|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under video, previews, new releases, Joe Kubert, Bill Schelly||29 Sep 2008 1:48 PM|
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Flog!'s North Carolina Bureau Chief Rob Clough attended the opening of the Dash Shaw show at Duke this past Friday night and was kind enough to provide us with this exclusive report:
Dash Shaw's show BOTTOMLESS at the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University debuted on Thursday, September 25th. The well-attended opening was a multi-media affair that was as much about process as it was about a final product. The way that curator Diego Cortez designed the show gave a unique glimpse into Shaw's method. By juxtaposing Shaw's original pencils against his color sheets on the walls of the exhibit, the viewer could see the way Shaw composes color for his pages is unusual. On display were pencils and color pages from his webcomic BodyWorld and MOME short stories "Train" and the upcoming "Satellite CMYK". That latter story may well be his best effort yet.
There were also some other unusual entries, like a drawing Shaw made of himself and Barack Obama as surfers.
About eight years ago I took these photos of Jim Lee's figure for Raphael, the Ninja Turtle.
And, yes, I do dream of doing the equivalent of Batman Collected with TMNT. And, yes, I realize that I'm no Geoff Spear but, actually, the person I was trying to be in Photography school was David Levinthal.
Gary Groth, Kim Thompson and myself are all headed east this weekend to attend one of our favorite shows of the year:
Taking place Saturday and Sunday in Bethesda, MD, SPX is the last great East Coast show of the year, and we'll be there in full force with a slew of signings, events, debuts, etc. To wit:
FANTAGRAPHICS SPX SIGNINGS:
Sat. 1:00PM: Kim Thompson: Vingt Sur 20
FANTAGRAPHICS AUTHORS WITH THEIR OWN TABLES:
NEW TITLES DEBUTING AT SPX!
Hope to see you all there!
Before you watch the McCain/Obama debate in a few minutes, get yourself in the right frame of mind by taking an advance look at American Presidents, our upcoming volume of Presidential portraits by master caricaturist David Levine (coming next month). Click here if the slideshow doesn't appear above.
Here are the book reviews that turned up around the web on this relatively quiet week:
• The incredibly-named I Love Rob Liefeld recommends Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 for fellow L&R newbies; the more sensibly-named Read About Comics looks at the issue as well; Johnny Bacardi gives it an "A" (scroll about halfway down)
• Comics And... Other Imaginary Tales takes an advance look at a few of our late-Fall releases
And some other articles of interest: