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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.
09.25.2008 Bottomless: Dash Shaw Art Exhibition Duke University, John Hope Franklin Center 2204 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27708 17:30-19:30
09.26.2008 Discussion between Dash Shaw & Gary Panter Duke University, John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240 2204 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27708 12:00
Bottomless, an exhibition of original drawings, storyboards, color background overlays and a video animation by Dash Shaw will be on display at the John Hope Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Road from Thursday, September 25 through October 31. The exhibition is curated by Diego Cortez.
The opening is September 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At noon on Friday, September 26 in Franklin Center 240, Shaw will be joined by noted graphic artist Gary Panter, "Jimbo In Purgatory" cartoonist, and Shaw's former teacher at the School of the Visual Arts, who will discuss his work. A 32-page zine from the show will be available from PictureBox Inc. 100 copies will be at the gallery space and a signed/numbered edition of 100 will be available later off of their website.
Then, if you're in D.C. for SPX and/or heading to NYC after SPX:
Mon Oct 06 5-7pm George Washington University, Gelman Library 2130 H Street NW, Washington DC 20052 202.994.9508 Presentation and panel discussion Jesse Reklaw, Dash Shaw, Trevor Alixopulos, and Ken Dahl
Wed Oct 08 7-9pm Desert Island 540 Metropolitan, Brooklyn NY 11211 718.388.5087 Book signing and comics social Jesse Reklaw, Trevor Alixopulos, Ken Dahl, and Dash Shaw
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.
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