|Dash Shaw on Inkstuds.|
|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Dash Shaw||11 Sep 2008 8:37 PM|
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By the way, Fanta has just gone back to press on BBB, which we're thrilled about. I was thinking this morning that the two artists we've published of late with perhaps the most "heat" at the moment are Dash Shaw and Steve Ditko. Which then reminded me of Dash's unpublished Dr. Strange strip (see below), and inevitably led me to one conclusion: that really, Marvel Comics should give Dr. Strange to Fantagraphics. Marvel doesn't know what the fuck to do with him. Give him to us and we'll start an ongoing Dr. Strange anthology with new work by Los Bros, Dash Shaw, Daniel Clowes, Kim Deitch, and other longtime Ditko fans, and include reprints of the classic Ditko Strange as well. Joe Quesada, it is your moral duty to make this happen.
We are pleased to present this animated video trailer created by artist Dash Shaw for his graphic novel Bottomless Belly Button. He sent it to us last week and our jaws have been on the floor ever since. Watch the streaming video above; you can also download the original, higher-res Quicktime file (68.5 MB). Note that the video is silent, so there is no need to adjust your audio settings. If you wish to link to this video, please direct your link to this permanent archive page.
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.