|Strange Bedfellows Dept.|
|Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Dash Shaw||27 Jun 2008 8:45 AM|
In case anyone is still debating whether comics are in a heyday: Dash "Mr. Shaw" Shaw featured on the Wall Street Journal website.
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We've added two new titles to our selection of books available with free signed bookplates: Dash Shaw's Bottomless Belly Button and Leah Hayes' Funeral of the Heart. These bookplates are an exclusive free bonus when you order these books from us, and supplies are limited, so get them now and you'll have bragging rights when Dash and Leah are household names!
Concerning the post below-- for the record, the first time I spoke to Dash Shaw was while designing the covers to BBB and, out of nowhere, he spoke at length about Ghost Rider and all these ideas he had about the character. To the extent that when we got off the phone I wasn't sure if he was talking about what he WOULD do with the title or what he WAS doing. I'm not at all kidding when I say he had the character so thought out that I figured he was secretly putting together a book with Marvel. Apparently he wasn't.
Marvel? Your call- get a talented young artist to work with passion on some book I didn't think anyone gave a rat's ass about or let it languish under the shadow of whatever made you so good once that a Coppola named himself after one of your characters before begging to star as Ghost Rider ?
Your loss is our gain.
Pursuant to yesterday's link to NY Magazine's feature on BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON creator Dash Shaw, NY Mag's VULTURE blog follows-up with Dash's vision for a revamped GHOST RIDER (seriously) as well as offers an exclusive 20 page excerpt from BBB. For FREE!
Bookslut's "Indie Heartthrob" interview of the week features none other than our own Dash Shaw.
Sunday was a bit mellower than Saturday at the Festival... at least until the now-infamous fire alarm evacuation! Our first signer of the day was Leah Hayes, seen here, seated, with the just-arrived Ted Stearn and Dash Shaw:
That's what you would have seen if you were among the first attendees to visit our table at this year's MoCCA Art Festival. Check out our "Day 0" recap here, and read on for the full rundown on Day 1 (Saturday, June 7, 2008).
We got to the Puck Building (traditional site for the Festival) early (so very early) on Saturday morning to meet Alex and Mary from Rocketship. This year we arranged to have our books shipped to their store, and they made two trips across the river from Brooklyn to deliver everything to us at the Festival. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Alex and Mary, who were solid-gold superstars, going above and beyond the call of duty and providing us with invaluable assistance the entire weekend (not to mention loaning us a spare spinner rack). If you're in the area, get your butt over there ASAP and have yourself a spending spree -- you'll be giving your comics budget to two of the nicest folks in the business. (Plus, their store is fantastic.)
The History News Newtork has a lengthy new interview up with Todd DePastino, editor of WILLIE & JOE: THE WWII YEARS by Bill Mauldin.