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Category >> Dash Shaw

Daily OCD: 3/1/11
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Usagi YojimboThe Comics JournalStan SakaiRoy CranePirus and MezzoMark KalesnikoJordan CraneDash ShawDaily OCD 1 Mar 2011 3:35 PM

Today's Online Commentary & Diversions:

The Comics Journal #301

Plug: "The Comics Journal: long known as a magazine where you can look at never before released sketches from R. Crumb next to essays about Wonder Woman’s bondage past next to in-depth interviews with superhero comics auteurs next to oral histories of underground dudes you didn’t even know you were interested in until you read about their entire lives. We could go on that tangent forever, but instead we’ll just direct you here to pre-order." – Sam Hockley-Smith, The Fader

King of the Flies Vol. 2: The Origin of the World

Plug: "In Mezzo and Pirus’ King of the Flies, characters who die in the first volume... come back to watch over the still-living – lovers, friends, mothers. Mezzo and Pirus’ undead are able to travel to Mars in the blink of an eye, and then back to the David Lynchian small-town that is the story’s main setting. Liberated from physical constraints, they are frustrated, morose, angry, holding onto grudges. ...Mezzo and Prius... have created a darkly erotic and blackly humoured book that, days after finishing, I’m still thinking about." – Shawn Conner, Guttersnipe

Freeway

Plug: Los Angeles magazine features Freeway by Mark Kalesniko in their latest roundup of books of local interest

Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition [Pre-Order]

Interview: The Daily Cross Hatch's Brian Heater continues his conversation with Stan Sakai: "Originally, I had wanted to do a series inspired by the life of a 17th century samurai named Miyamoto Musashi, but — he’s regarded as one of the great swordsmen in Japanese history, but one day I just drew a rabbit and Musashi became a rabbit. Instead of Miyamoto Musashi, my charcter was Miyamoto Usagi — 'usagi' means 'rabbit' in Japanese. The 'Miyamoto' part I kept as an homage to the original Musahi, but everything else is pretty much original."

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Profile: Variety recently talked to Dash Shaw about his artwork in the feature film Rabbit Holehere's a scan, uploaded by Dash

Cartoonist PROfiles - Roy Crane

Feature: Mike Lynch posts scans of a "How to Draw Buz Sawyer" article by Roy Crane from a 1969 issue of Cartoonist PROfiles

Uptight #4 [January 2011]

Unpaid product placement: Jordan Crane's Uptight #4 makes a cameo appearance in Kevin Church & Benjamin Birdie's relaunched webcomic The Rack

Things to See: 2/28/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionaireTom KaczynskiThings to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerSergio PonchioneRenee FrenchNoah Van SciverMichael KuppermanMatthias LehmannMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLeslie SteinKevin HuizengaJasonHans RickheitGabrielle BellFrank SantoroEleanor DavisDash Shaw 28 Feb 2011 9:58 PM

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Michael Kupperman is stepping up the art posts on Twitter, with the "doodle" above and an older strip with the promise of new ones to come (!)

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A couple of recent landscapey drawings by Gabrielle Bell (and they're for sale)

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An older watercolor sketch (above) and an unused character by Leslie Stein

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Album covers and undead Popeye by Tony Millionaire

And more Things to See from the past week:

• New illustrations from Matthias Lehmann at his Bloc-Notes blog

• Odds, ends, outtakes and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spot and pieces for the Game Over IV show at GRSF on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

Snapshots of recent drawings from Frank Santoro

• Recent sketches by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Sketches by Mark Kalesniko (for his new graphic novel Freeway and otherwise) at his blog

• Another page from a Kevin Huizenga "Focus" book at his New Construction blog

Noah Van Sciver is heading to Australia

Drawings, photos from Renee French (and her doctor)

• Some great dedication sketches at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

Sketches, portraits, & updates from Steve Brodner

• Daily drawings from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

An old strip and other items of note from Hans Rickheit

• Recent sketches by Tom Kaczynski at his Transatlantis blog

• Prints & sketches by Eleanor Davis at her We Be Ouija blog

Things to See: 2/21/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Usagi YojimboTom KaczynskiTim HensleyThings to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerStan SakaistaffSergio PonchioneRenee FrenchNoah Van SciverMatthias LehmannMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLilli CarréLaura ParkKevin HuizengaJosh SimmonsJasonGipiFrank SantoroDash ShawAndrice Arp 21 Feb 2011 9:51 PM

Stan Talks to Usagi

• This strip by Stan Sakai showing himself interviewing his creation Usagi Yojimbo is so damn cute I'm sharing it even though it was posted on the blog of our rival publisher Dark Horse. Heck, rival schmival, buy Usagi no matter who puts it out! It's Usagi!

Obama - Jason T. Miles

Happy Presidents Day from our own Jason T. Miles

Marching Band - Lilli Carré

A glimpse at her story in Mome Vol. 21 from Lilli Carré

Lucy Parsons comic

• Pick up the new issue of Bitch magazine for a one page comic about Lucy Parsons by Laura Park

Polyp

A mess of collaborative drawings by Andrice Arp and friends

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At Covered, it's Tim Hensley's Wally Gropius done Action Comics #1-style by Jeffrey Meyer

And more Things to See from the past week:

• A new illustration from Matthias Lehmann at his Bloc-Notes blog

• Strips, illustrations and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spot on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

Landscapes in airbrush and pen from Frank Santoro

• Recent timely sketches & illustrations by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• More artwork from Mark Kalesniko's new graphic novel Freeway at his blog — dang a lot of work went into that book

• A page from a Kevin Huizenga "Focus" book at his New Construction blog

Noah Van Sciver has a Bad Dream and translates a ghost story to video

New sketches & strips by Laura Park

The latest from Renee French

• The final batch of sketches from the "21" sketchbook at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

Sketches, portraits, & updates from Steve Brodner

Gipi still illustrates for Internazionale

• A nattily dressed forlorn monstrosity and a portrait of collaborator Shaun Partridge by Josh Simmons

• Daily drawings from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

• Recent sketches by Tom Kaczynski at his Transatlantis blog

Now in stock: Mome Vol. 21 - Winter 2011
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom KaczynskiT Edward BakSteven WeissmanSergio PonchioneSara Edward-Corbettnicolas mahlernew releasesNate NealMomeLilli CarréKurt WolfgangJosh SimmonsJon AdamsDerek Van GiesonDash Shaw 18 Feb 2011 5:45 AM

Just arrived in our warehouse and ready to ship:

Mome Vol. 21: Winter 2011 - cover by Sara Edward-Corbett

Mome Vol. 21 - Winter 2011
by various artists; edited by Eric Reynolds

112-page full-color 7" x 9" softcover • $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-394-1

Previews & Ordering Info

Our acclaimed art-comics anthology forges into its 6th year with another diverse and wonderful volume full of returning favorites and a few surprises.

On the cover, a detail from Sara Edward-Corbett's haunting, Gorey-esque tale of nocturnally animate objects. Also in this issue: Steven "Ribs" Weissman's freewheeling, sometimes-satirical, sometimes-deeply-weird webcomic "Barack Hussein Obama" (starring the President of the United States and his associates) makes its print debut; Sergio Ponchione provides another full-color prequel story to his acclaimed series Grotesque (translated from its appearance in Italy's Linus magazine); Josh Simmons is back with more "White Rhinoceros" and one of his unparalleled standalone horror stories; Nate Neal takes us back to the world of his graphic novel The Sanctuary; and we welcome Nick Thorburn, cartoonist and frontman of the acclaimed indie bands Unicorns and Islands.

All this plus: a one-pager from Dash Shaw; a blackly comic fable from Jon Adams; a typically trenchant strip from Tom Kaczynski; new chapters of T. Edward Bak's "Wild Man," Derek Van Gieson's "Devil Doll," and Kurt Wolfgang's "Nothing Eve" serials; a dreamlike tale from Lilli Carré; and more autobiographical vignettes by Nicolas Mahler.


Things to See: 2/14/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Wilfred SantiagoTony MillionaireThings to seeSteve BrodnerstaffSophie CrumbSergio PonchioneRenee FrenchNoah Van SciverMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLaura ParkKevin HuizengaJosh SimmonsJohn HankiewiczJim BlanchardJasonHans RickheitEleanor DavisDash Shaw 14 Feb 2011 3:44 PM

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• Magnificent new album cover illustration by Tony Millionaire

OUTSIDE THE BONES

• Wonderfully lurid book cover illustration by Wilfred Santiago for Outside the Bones by Lyn Di Iorio

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• Tributes to St. Ogan and more sketching by Kevin Huizenga at STL Drawing Club and New Construction

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Renee French, still great on a daily basis

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• New sketches & watercolors by Sophie Crumb

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• I'm at a loss to describe this by Josh Simmons

Bush Sr.

Jason T. Miles continues his hall of laughing Presidents

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Oliver Reed by Jim Blanchard

And more Things to See from the past week:

• Strips, illustrations and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

A page from a forthcoming comic by John Hankiewicz

• Sketches by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• More artwork from Mark Kalesniko's new graphic novel Freeway and drawings of stylish girls at his blog

Noah Van Sciver's "Throbbing Head"

New sketches & strips by Laura Park

• Another great batch of sketches at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

Sketches, portraits, & updates from Steve Brodner

• Daily drawings from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

Hans Rickheit attempts to capture a Cochlea & Eustachia catfight

• Sketches and prints by Eleanor Davis at her We Be Ouija blog

Angoulême à go go
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul KarasikDash Shaw 8 Feb 2011 12:12 PM

Here's a couple of divergent but equally great 2011 Angoulême Festival scene reports from the unofficial Fantagraphics contingent:

Paul Karasik

From smilin' Paul Karasik at his Rules to Vivere By blog...

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...and from Dash Shaw (behind the camera) at Comics Comics.

Things to See: 2/7/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerstaffSergio PonchioneRichard SalaRenee FrenchNoah Van SciverMatthias LehmannMarco CoronaLaura ParkJim FloraJim BlanchardJasonHans RickheitDerek Van GiesonDash ShawDame Darcy 7 Feb 2011 10:51 PM

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Some magazine illustrations from Richard Sala's archives

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Ronald Wilson Reagan by our own Jason T. Miles

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• A previously unseen Jim Flora piece at the Jim Flora Art blog

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Jim Blanchard did this custom-painted Chicken Little figurine a few years ago

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An older Chrome Fetus strip by Hans Rickheit that has been excised from his upcoming Folly collection

And more Things to See from the past week:

• New illustrations from Matthias Lehmann at his Bloc-Notes blog

• Various strips and illustrations by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spot on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• The latest Dame Darcy artwork and handicrafts in her latest blog update

• A new illustration by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

A tale of the cartoonist's life from Noah Van Sciver

Laura Park sketches a snowy Chicago street

• Another great batch of sketches at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

New drawings from Renee French

Sketches, portraits, & updates from Steve Brodner

• Daily drawings from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

• New sketches & strips from Derek Van Gieson at his These Days I Remain blog

Things to See: 1/31/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom KaczynskiThings to seeSteven WeissmanSergio PonchioneRenee FrenchMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaJoe KimballJasonEleanor DavisDJ BryantDerek Van GiesonDash Shaw 31 Jan 2011 5:14 PM

Crumb-konsert!

Jason draws R. Crumb and other memories of Angoulême 2000, plus more sketches, illustrations and film reviews at his Cats Without Dogs blog

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Dash Shaw 's new zine for this year's Angoulême Festival

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Betty Boop x Eraserhead by D.J. Bryant

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• After a couple of very well-received mainstream comics efforts, Roger Langridge is back in the minicomics game

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Another panel from the concluding chapter of Derek Van Gieson's Mome serial

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Tom Kaczynski's lovely tribute to the late Trish Keenan from one of my top-20 favorite bands, Broadcast

And more Things to See from the past week:

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spot on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• Sketches by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• More artwork from Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway at his blog

• More great sketches at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

• Drawings, sketches, photos from Renee French

• A Joe Kimball 1998 "artyfact"

• A new batch of sketches by Eleanor Davis at her We Be Ouija blog

Things to See: 1/24/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerSergio PonchioneRobert GoodinRichard SalaRenee FrenchNoah Van SciverMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLilli CarréJosh SimmonsJohn HankiewiczJim FloraJasonHans RickheitEleanor DavisDerek Van GiesonDash ShawDame DarcyAnders Nilsen 24 Jan 2011 8:15 PM

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Jason's commentary on this page of sound effects lettering for the English edition of You Can't Get There from Here (now seen in Almost Silent) is hilarious; plus more early strips, illustrations and film reviews at his Cats Without Dogs blog

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• New artwork, illustrations and handicrafts and other news (she moved to Savannah, Georgia — be her new intern!) in the latest blog update from Dame Darcy

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Another early strip (from 1989) by Richard Sala

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A new sketch by Lilli Carré

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A new strip by Steve Brodner for yesterday's Washington Post

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• "Connecticut" by Josh Simmons — ouch

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Several recent sketchbook pages by Anders Nilsen

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A glimpse at the final chapter of Derek Van Gieson's "Devil Doll" which will appear in Mome Vol. 22 this Spring

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• I cannot imagine a better panel for Robert Goodin to have done for the Repaneled blog

And more Things to See from the past week:

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spot on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• A new print by John Hankiewicz at his Clip Joint blog

• Sketches by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Vintage Jim Flora illustrations, sketches & artwork at the Jim Flora blog

• More artwork from Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway at his blog

Previews from the new Blammo and Mary Todd paper dolls from Noah Van Sciver

• Some excellent sketches at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

• Drawings, sketches, photos from Renee French

• Daily drawings and animation production artwork from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

An old sketch of a... Teletubby?... by Hans Rickheit

• Thematically similar new sketches by Eleanor Davis at her We Be Ouija blog

Mome Vol. 21: Winter 2011 - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoTom KaczynskiT Edward BakSteven WeissmanSergio PonchioneSara Edward-Corbettpreviewsnicolas mahlernew releasesNate NealMomeLilli CarréKurt WolfgangJosh SimmonsJon AdamsDerek Van GiesonDash Shaw 18 Jan 2011 5:52 AM

Mome Vol. 21: Winter 2011 - cover by Sara Edward-Corbett

Mome Vol. 21 - Winter 2011
by various artists; edited by Eric Reynolds

112-page full-color 7" x 9" softcover • $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-394-1

Ships in: February 2011 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Our acclaimed art-comics anthology forges into its 6th year with another diverse and wonderful volume full of returning favorites and a few surprises.

On the cover, a detail from Sara Edward-Corbett's haunting, Gorey-esque tale of nocturnally animate objects. Also in this issue: Steven "Ribs" Weissman's freewheeling, sometimes-satirical, sometimes-deeply-weird webcomic "Barack Hussein Obama" (starring the President of the United States and his associates) makes its print debut; Sergio Ponchione provides another full-color prequel story to his acclaimed series Grotesque (translated from its appearance in Italy's Linus magazine); Josh Simmons is back with more "White Rhinoceros" and one of his unparalleled standalone horror stories; Nate Neal takes us back to the world of his graphic novel The Sanctuary; and we welcome Nick Thorburn, cartoonist and frontman of the acclaimed indie bands Unicorns and Islands.

All this plus: a one-pager from Dash Shaw; a blackly comic fable from Jon Adams; a typically trenchant strip from Tom Kaczynski; new chapters of T. Edward Bak's "Wild Man," Derek Van Gieson's "Devil Doll," and Kurt Wolfgang's "Nothing Eve" serials; a dreamlike tale from Lilli Carré; and more autobiographical vignettes by Nicolas Mahler.

Download an EXCLUSIVE 15-page PDF excerpt (2.4 MB) with pages from every contributor.

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