Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New BodyWorld pages- Chapter Ten Concludes

Chapter Ten concludes on the main site.
Next week: Chapter Eleven! It's coming together.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Ten continues on the main page.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New BodyWorld pages added

Chapter Ten begins on the main page.
Chapter Nine moved to the archive side-bar.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New BodyWorld pages- Chapter Nine concludes!

The conclusion of Chapter Nine is now on the main page.
Next week: Chapter Ten! Jew Jewel and Pearl Peach in the school gymnasium.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New BodyWorld pages added

Chapter Nine continues on the main page.
The first half of this chapter moved to "Chapter Nine thus far" in the archives.

Friday, November 28, 2008

BodyWorld animation: best online version

The youtube version is low-resolution but loads instantly and the high-resolution version takes a million years to load, but now there's a high resolution version that loads instantly! Thanks to the kind folks at comicbooktrailers.com.
It's here:
http://www.comicbooktrailers.com/?c=93...
The Bottomless Belly Button animation is hosted there too:
http://www.comicbooktrailers.com/?c=92...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Nine continues on the main page.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

BodyWorld animation

video

Pantheon/Knopf also put this on youtube.

Assistants: Thanks to Jane Samborski for animation work and Andrew Lucido for sound/video work.

Download a nice high-resolution version here.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Nine continues on the main page.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New BodyWorld pages, Chapter Nine begins.

Chapter Nine begins on the main page.
The ending of Chapter Eight moved to the archives.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New BodyWorld pages, Chapter 8 concludes.

Chapter Eight finally concludes on the main page.
Next week: Chapter Nine!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Eight continues on the main page.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Making The Abyss

This is one page from a ten-page story I just finished called "Making The Abyss."
It takes place partly on the set of the James Cameron movie "The Abyss."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Eight, the longest chapter, keeps going on the main page.
Go to "Chapter Eight Thus Far" in the archives section if you missed the previous pages.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Eight continues on the main page.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Eight continues on the main page.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Small Press Expo, GWU and Desert Island

I'll be at the Small Press Expo this weekend,
at the Fantagraphics table:
Saturday 2-4pm
Sunday 3-5pm
I'm on this panel:
Cartooning in Collaboration/Collaboration in Cartooning
Co-moderators and mini-comics collaborators Isaac Cates and Mike Wenthe will lead this unique panel discussion on the challenges, problems, and pleasures of collaborative comics making. Panelists Becky Cloonan, Mike Dawson, Jim Ottaviani, Frank Santoro and Dash Shaw will discuss their varying experiences with the collaborative process.

1:30 to 2:30pm Sunday in the Conference Room.
I'm nominated for an Ignatz Award for the story I did in volume 11 of MOME, "The Galactic Funnels."

And then Monday I'll be at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Mon Oct 6th 5-7pm George Washington University, Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW, Washington DC
www.gwu.edu
Presentation and panel discussion with Jesse Reklaw, Dash Shaw, Trevor Alixopulos, Ken Dahl, and Sara Edward-Corbett.

And then Wednesday I'll be at Desert Island in Brooklyn, NY.
Wed Oct 8th 7-9pm Desert Island
540 Metropolitan, Brooklyn NY, 11211
www.desertislandbrooklyn.com
Presentation and book signing with Jesse Reklaw, Dash Shaw, Trevor Alixopulos, and Ken Dahl.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Eight continues on the main page. The first section moved to "Chapter Eight thus far" in the archive.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Duke show/event.
Rob Clough provides a report with photos at the Fantagraphics website.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Eight continues on the main page.
Reminder: This week is the show/event at Duke University. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter 8 continues on the main page...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

"Bottomless" show/event at Duke University

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 (Duke University,) 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.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New BodyWorld pages. Chapter 8 begins

Chapter 8 begins on the main page.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Happy Birthday, Go Nagai

Via The Comics Reporter, Go Nagai turns 63 today. A year ago I posted these.




Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New BodyWorld pages... Chapter 7 concludes!

Chapter 7 concludes on the main page.

Here is a sneak peek of Chapter 8, our most thrilling installment:

Not to be missed!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Seven continues on the main page.

The first half of Chapter Seven moved to the archives.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

BodyWorld at Pantheon

From this Publisher's Weekly article
http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6588704.html?nid=2789
"Dash Shaw, Pantheon Ink Deal
Pantheon has acquired the next book from Dash Shaw, the 25 year old comics artist that created the impressive new graphic novel Bottomless Belly Button, just published by Fantagraphics. Pantheon has acquired Shaw’s BodyWorld, an unusual comic that Shaw currently publishes online. The comic will stay online until it’s finished. PWCW’s Heidi McDonald profiled the artist in May and he was interviewed by PWCW’s Sunyoung Lee in 2006.
The deal was negotiated by agent Bob Mecoy. The book was acquired by Pantheon editorial director Dan Frank along with editor/designer Chip Kidd, who will both edit the book. Mecoy also said there was “unprecedented” interest in both Bottomless Belly Button and BodyWorld from Hollywood film studios, although no deal has been reached. Pantheon will publish BodyWorld in 2010. In addition, Duke University will mount an exhibition of Shaw’s work from September 25 to October 31 and Shaw will be interviewed at the showing on September 26 by acclaimed comics artist Gary Panter. Mecoy said another exhibition of Shaw’s work is also planned for New York City."


I didn't know it was scheduled for 2010 and then Bob Mecoy sent me this:
"2010 is a date, not necessarily the date. I told Calvin that we'd either be out in fall or winter 2009-2010 (that means between September '09 and April 2010). He simply picked the later date. There's been no discussion of a hard/firm date with Pantheon."

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Seven continues on the main page.

Monday, August 18, 2008

IFC Films ad


This is a one-page advertisement I just completed for IFC Films.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter 7 continues on the main page.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

IFC News on Bottomless

video

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter 7 begins on the main page.

Chapter 6 moved to the archives.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New BodyWorld pages- Chapter Six concludes!

Chapter Six concludes on the main site.
The BodyWorld story is now half-way complete!

I will be at the Rocketship comic store in Brooklyn this Friday with Julia Wertz and Cliff Chiang.
Full details here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Six continues on the main page.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

San Diego Comic-Con

I'll be at the San Diego Comic-Con at the Fantagraphics Table
Friday: NOON to 1PM
6PM to 7PM
Saturday: 2PM to 4PM
Sunday: 2PM to 4PM

Mome Vol. 12 will debut at this convention.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

uploaded to the main site.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Six begins on the main site.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Bottomless animated

One minute. No sound.

video

If this video isn't working or you'd like to download a larger, high-rez version, go here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New BodyWorld pages. Chapter 5 concludes!

The last section of Chapter 5 is now on the main site.
Next week? Chapter 6: Billy Borg in the school gym with the diegunk.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

...uploaded to the main site. Chapter Five continues.
The first half of Chapter Five moved to the archives.

Side note:
I spent the past four days in Boston hanging out at my friend Dave K's place. Thanks, Dave!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

added to the main site.
Chapter 5 continues...

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New BodyWorld pages!

Chapter Five continues on the main page.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

BodyWorld cosplay for MoCCA

Months ago I did a favor for Jane in exchange for her promising to dress as Pearl Peach for a comic convention.
Neither of us remember what it is that I did for her, but we both remember the promise she made. So this weekend at
MoCCA we will be dressed as BodyWorld characters. Yesss...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New BodyWorld pages! Chapter Five Begins!

at the main site.

Also:
I will be at MoCCA, at the Fantagraphics table. Here's my schedule:
Saturday:
1pm-3pm (with Jason)
Sunday:
12pm-2pm (also with Jason)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New BodyWorld pages! Chapter Four concludes!

The ending of Chapter Four is now on the main site.

The first third of BodyWorld is now complete!

Reasons to look forward to Chapter Five? Pearl and Billy graduate! Telepathy experimentation in the bramble bushes of Boney Borough!
'toon in next week...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Satellite CMYK

This is a page from a ten page story I just finished called "Satellite CMYK."
The story will appear in MOME volume 13.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cartooning Symbolia

I did a short story a few years ago called "Cartooning Symbolia" (PDF of it here). I got the idea for the story from this book I got while in high school in Nagoya, Japan. The symbols in this book comes from Mort Walker's book, but I didn't know that at the time.
Another scan from this awesome book:
I want this hair cut:

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In comic shops today

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New BodyWorld pages!

added to the main site.
The first half of Chapter Four moved to the archives.
Bonus quick figure drawing:

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Spanish TMM cover

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

added to the main site.

In other news: Jane is working on a comic! It's a sci-fi/fantasy story. Here's a small peek at some of her pages:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

uploaded to the main page. Chapter Four continues...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New BodyWorld! Chapter 4 Begins

Chapter 4 begins on the main page. Some nice wood grain in the opening scene.

Chapter 3 moved to the archives...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Nice photos of my book

Fantagraphics has a flickr account where they posted a bunch of photos of my book:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fantagraphics/sets/72157604678460262/

New BodyWorld pages- Chapter 3 concludes!

That's right! The ending of Chapter 3 is now on the main page.
A quarter of the BodyWorld story is now complete!!!

Reasons to look forward to Chapter 4:

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

BBBook photos

Just got this in the mail.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New BodyWorld pages!

uploaded to the main site.

Friday, April 11, 2008

BBB debut at New York Comic-Con

I will be at the New York Comic-Con, April 18th to 20th, at the Fantagraphics table with advance copies of my book (above) for sale.
My schedule:
Friday: 3-5pm
Saturday: 3-5pm
Sunday: 11am-1pm

The new Mome and Meathaus: S.O.S. will also debut at this convention.

I'll also have a limited quantity of my Cold Heat Special, without the silkscreen covers.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New BodyWorld pages!

Chapter Three continues, starting a new stack, on the main page.
The first half of Chapter Three has moved to the archives.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

uploaded to the main site. Next week this stack of pages moves to a "Chapter Three Thus Far" section in the archives and a new stack will begin on the main site.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What's with the numbered squares that appear throughout the story?
A. Those correspond to the map grid, establishing where the scene takes place.

Q. I missed some pages... Where can I go back to read previous entries?
A. In the archives section, the brown square to the left of the comic. You can read it from the beginning by starting at the prelude and clicking the "continue reading..." link at the bottom of each page.

Q. What's a "page?" Why do you say "new BodyWorld pages" when it's a bunch of panels?
A. I draw it as 4-tier (12-panel) pages and I upload 4,5, or 6 new pages every Tuesday, depending on where I think a good stopping point is. Further in the story the panels will get larger, moving to a 3-tier page, but that's not for a while.

Q. How do you color this?
A. Please see my old post on the meathaus blog.

If you have any other questions feel free to e-mail me at dash@dashshaw.com

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Dieball at M.I.T.

More info at Boing Boing.
Mickey Duzyj e-mailed me this link and made this awesome photo. Thanks, Mickey!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

now on the main site.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New BodyWorld pages...

uploaded on the main site.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ordering links

The Bottomless Belly Button is now available for pre-order on the Fantagraphics website.

The Mome anthology is available on their site too. Issue 11 has a comic by my long-time best bud Conor O'Keefe. This is his first published work. He does gorgeous painted comics.

Meathaus: S.O.S. is finally coming out. Pre-order it and see samples at the Nerdcore website.

The Cold Heat Special I did with Frank Santoro is now available from PictureBox Inc. This won't be widely distributed to comic stores, so you should probably order it off their site if you want a copy.

New BodyWorld pages

Chapter Three begins!
Chapter Two's moved to the archives.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New BodyWorld pages!

The conclusion of Chapter Two is now up.
Reasons to look forward to Chapter Three: Prom night drama! And, finally, telepathy!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Cold Heat Special

I did a Cold Heat Special with Frank Santoro. A version of it will be available at SPACE, and then the special silkscreen version at MoCCA and on the PictureBox website soon. Here are a couple sample pages...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

BBB Covers

There are two variant covers: one with Maggie and one with David.
Black and white on brown textured cardstock.

New BodyWorld pages...

...have been added to the story.
The previous stack of Chapter Two pages are now in a "Chapter Two thus far" section in the archives.

Friday, February 22, 2008

"Train" finishes

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"Train" ink work


These are the inks for the first two pages of "Train" an 8-page color story I'm doing the paint work on right now. It'll be in the anthology "Mome," issue #12.

New BodyWorld pages!

Are now up on the main site.

I've been very busy... will have some drawings for other non-BodyWorld things to show on this blog soon.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New BodyWorld pages

are now on the main page. This week's installment includes "Dieball" rules.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New BodyWorld pages! R.O.D. (Read Or Die)

The thrilling conclusion of Chapter One is up now.

Reasons to look forward to Chapter Two: Dieball, teenage True Love, a presentation on superorganisms in Miss Jewel's 12th Grade Science class, and (some of) Prof. Panther's past revealed!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

New BodyWorld pages...

... have been uploaded to the site. 100% Motionless Picture Entertainment. Kochalka Quality. "In France, he has been called the Paul Pope of comics."

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New BodyWorld pages...

...have been added.
Next week this all moves to the archives and a new stack of pages will begin.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Inversions Drawing Game

Here is another drawing game I like to play. It is a total waste of time.

These are based on Scott Kim's inversions. As he writes on his website, these are really impractical and you usually have to know what it's supposed to say before you read it.
Short words are easy, like "Jane:"
Longer words are more difficult, like "BodyWorld:"This says "Mome" on the side, rather than upside down:This says "Cold" and then "Heat:"
This is the name of my favorite restaurant:

Thursday, January 10, 2008

BodyWorld Sketchbook

I started working on BodyWorld about a year ago. I told Jane about it and she decided to make a beautiful sketchbook for me to do all of my preliminary work in. She embroidered the covers and bound in my favorite paper -the slickest, smoothest paper- plus she made it the same size ratio and page count. What a gal!
I can't post the front because the embroidery gives away plot details.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New BodyWorld pages...

...have been added here.

I'll be stacking this week's and next week's pages below each other, and then it will be moved to a "Chapter One thus far" link in the archives.
I'm trying to avoid the problem of people reading the comic in reverse, something I often (accidentally) do when visiting webcomic sites.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Top Secret Comic

These are a few pages from something I'm working on... I can't say anything else about it right now.



Friday, January 4, 2008

"Exorcist II: The Heretic" poster

I did this for Supertrash, a film festival in Portland. More info about the festival here.
All of the lines are from the movie.

If you have a Netflix account, or know someone who will give you their password, you can watch it on your computer in the "Watch Instantly" section of Netflix.
If my poster doesn't make you want to see the movie, I've failed.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

BodyWorld Begins!

The beginning of Chapter One is now up!