On sale date: December 30, 2009
From the acclaimed author of Bottomless Belly Button comes a collection of his short-comics work and the designs for his first-ever animated series for IFC.com.
The first quarter of this jacketed hardcover will collect the work-storyboards, scripts, character designs, etc.-that Shaw has created for "The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D." animated series to begin airing on IFC.com on December 7th, 2009. The latter three-quarters will collect his acclaimed short stories from MOME, as well as several little-seen stories from elsewhere, and a new 20-page story.
The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D. is Shaw's first book since his breakthrough graphic novel of 2008, Bottomless Belly Button, which was named Publishers Weekly's best graphic novel of 2008, one of Entertainment Weekly's top ten books of 2008, and one of Amazon.com's top ten graphic novels of the year, amongst numerous other accolades.
The book also collects Shaw's acclaimed, genre-bending short stories from MOME, including "Look Forward, First Son of Terra Two," a remarkable story of two lovers traveling in opposite directions… in time. Also featured: "Galactic Funnels," the 2008 Ignatz Award nominee for "Outstanding Story," about the parasitic relationship between an artist and his lover/mentor; "Satellite CMYK," a sci-fi mindwarp that ingeniously drives the narrative through Shaw's masterful control of color, and "Making the Abyss," a fictionalized story of a surreal film set filled with nuclear tanks, hot tubs, and blind ambition.
"Like the very best illustrated fiction, Shaw's work moves between pathos and humor, between the fantastic and the familiar."—The Christian Science Monitor
"Shaw's style deftly combines cartoon drawings with a slavish attention to detail…Masterfully using the comics medium to juggle all the different characters, weaving their stories together seamlessly."—Publishers Weekly
"[C]ollects Shaw's acclaimed, genre-bending short stories from MOME, including "Look Forward, First Son of Terra Two," a remarkable story of two lovers traveling in opposite directions…in time." — Graphic Novel Reporter
"[C]ombines original storyboards for the web series and collects several of Shaw's short stories, all of them unique [and] gut-punchingly wondrous." — Entertainment Weekly
"Unclothed Man is an interesting, if quirky, collection of the work of a cartoonist who is still getting stronger and more confident." — Andrew Wheeler - ComicMix
"The Unclothed Man does reveal a future master in his formative stages… Shaw may be the cartoonist of the rising generation most capable of delivering a long-form work with the formal daring and humanity of a David Mazzucchelli or an Art Spiegelman." — The Onion A.V. Club
"Dash Shaw is an utterly brilliant young cartoonist who has, in a few short years, advanced from the academic experiments of his earlier work... into a formalist genius whose skills encompass both a natural gift for color and a feel for subtle, indirect characterization." — Ed Howard - Only the Cinema
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