Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Website Up!

There's a new website for the animated movie I'm doing. I wrote about it previously on this blog. This new site is a shared production blog featuring storyboards, animatics, production drawings that wouldn't otherwise be seen, original cartoons, other people's cartoons that we like, some writing, and I'm posting a drawing from my sketchbook every weekday on it too.

Yes, this is where all of my online energy is going to be spent for the foreseeable future. At the end of this month I will probably redirect to the new site to reflect this.

Monday, August 2, 2010

From Here to There

The map of Boney Borough from BodyWorld was selected for the forthcoming book From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association edited by Kris Harzinski. It's a great book and I feel honored to have a map in it.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lion King

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Working on it...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Obedience Poster

This is a silkscreen poster I designed for Stanley Milgram's film Obedience, presented by Light Industry as part of No Soul For Sale at the Tate Modern a couple months ago.
This is a computer mock-up of it, since it's hard to see in a photograph or scan:
It's two colors: a dark gray and a green. From a distance, it looks completely black. As you approach it, you see the image and the two holes at the top... (photos from the Tate Modern)
...and then the green peeking through the gray. (a scan of the print)
A couple sketches from it:

San Diego Comic-Con

I'm not there, but Fantagraphics and Pantheon are:

Monday, July 12, 2010


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Diary (silent)

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Comics Comics Fundraiser

I donated work to the Comics Comics fundraiser, available on the picturebox ebay auction site.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tuesday, May 25th at MoCCA

This event will be different than others I did in NYC because
a) I will screen a teaser for
the animation I'm working on and talk about it
Keith Mayerson (Horror Hospital Unplugged) will be joining me!

Here's the info:

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA
is pleased to present:
Dash Shaw and Keith Mayerson in Conversation
Tuesday, May 25, 7 PM
Admission: $5 Free for MoCCA Members

Join MoCCA for a conversation between Dash Shaw and artist Keith Mayerson about their art, working methods and more.

Keith Mayerson is a painter who has exhibited widely throughout the world. He is the Cartooning Coordinator at the School of Visual Arts and teaches fine art at New York University. Mayerson is curator of the current MoCCA exhibition NeoIntegrity: Comics Edition and is on MoCCA's Board of Trustees.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Reading Zine

from a zine I made to give to people at a script reading Sundance organized.

Monday, May 3, 2010

This Weekend: Toronto Comic Arts Festival


Signing: Beguiling Signing Area (Library 2nd floor) Saturday May 8th, 10:00am-11:30pm

Spotlight: Paul Pope and Dash Shaw
Saturday May 8th 12pm-1pm, THE PILOT
TCAF Featured Guests Paul Pope and Dash Shaw are two of the most exciting creators in comics, mixing their influences and innovations to create groundbreaking work. Now Inkstuds Radio/Podcast host Robin McConnell will moderated a conversation between these two creators about the role that influences play in creating comics. Ranging from traditional comics to film and music and from classical to contemporary works. This also includes a discussion of education, and some key points in creating your own vision in comics. Looking at how to make influences work and finding out where they lead you.

Signing: Beguiling Signing Area (Library 2nd floor) Saturday May 8th, 2:30pm-4pm


Signing: Beguiling Signing Area (Library 2nd floor) Sunday May 9th 11:30am-1pm

The New Graphic Novelists -- New Creators Transforming the Medium
Sunday May 9th @ 1:45pm-2:45pm, Learning Centre 1 (Library 1st floor)
There is a pantheon of great graphic novelists -- the folks who started thinking about comics as singular, book-bound creations. But that concept has shifted since its conceptualization, and a collection of young creators are pushing the medium in fantastic new ways. Creators Joshua Cotter, Colleen Frakes, Nate Powell, Ryan North, Dash Shaw, and Raina Telgemeier will discuss their experiences producing comics that alternately defy and embrace the term 'graphic novel". Moderated by Eva Volin.

Signing: Beguiling Signing Area (Library 2nd floor) Sunday May 9th, 3pm-4:30pm

Friday, April 30, 2010

May Believer

In the upcoming May issue of The Believer: a long comic strip called Spiritual Dad by Jesse Moynihan and I. It's glued into the last page. Just a bonus awesome thing stuck in there.

Now to the Directors Lab

Info here, or as a PDF on the Sundance website.
Here's the team so far:
Contributing Artists: Jane Samborski and Frank Santoro.
Music: James Lucido.
Ray Sohn did last minute computer work on the teaser and we hope to have him for the feature. We want you, Ray!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

BodyWorld Tour

April 10th and 11th
MoCCA Festival, New York
Saturday 12:45 to 1:30pm, panel with Frank Santoro and Bill Kartalopoulos.
I will be at the Pantheon or Fantagraphics tables other times.

Tuesday, April 13th
The Strand
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
7pm event with Chip Kidd.

Thursday, April 15th
Desert Island Comics
540 Metropolitan, Brooklyn, NY 11211
7pm event and silkscreen print available.

April 16th to 18th
C2E2, Chicago
Friday 5:30 to 6:30pm, panel with Chip Kidd and Chris Ware.

Tuesday, April 20th
McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
7pm event with Frank Santoro.

Wednesday, April 21st
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
7pm event with Paul Karasik.

April 22nd to 25th
Swedish Small Press Expo, Sweden

Monday, April 26th
Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105
6:30pm, (part of the Inforum series) this is a ticketed event.

Tuesday, April 27th
Isotope Comics
326 Fell St, San Francisco , CA 94102
7pm event

Wednesday, April 28th
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
7:30pm event

Thursday, April 29th
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
7:30pm event

May 8th and 9th
Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada

Tuesday, May 25th
MoCCA, New York
7pm artist's talk for Making The Abyss show.

I will have this new zine at all events until I run out of them:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

BodyWorld: Dieball Trophy Print

Yes! Now you too can possess and proudly display a dieball trophy without all of the physical training, competitions, and potential diegunk addiction. Desert Island (Brooklyn) knew you wanted it, so we made this signed and numbered edition of 100.
In blue and "sparkling" gold- my middle school colors.
23 X 29"
It's available on the Desert Island website or go to the store to see it in person. While you're there you can pick up the latest Smoke Signal too.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Making The Abyss

Now open at MoCCA.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Making The Abyss (MoCCA show)

Making The Abyss
Drawings from BodyWorld, Bottomless Belly Button, animations and comic short stories by Dash Shaw.

Shaw's recent works (BodyWorld, The Unclothed Man, and Bottomless Belly Button) connect an interest with the human body, informed by figure drawing, with humorous character-driven narratives. This show displays his original art for these stories, which are often a combination of traditional crowquill and ink work with gaouche paints, acetate sheets, animation-style backgrounds, colored marker storyboards, and mixed media collages.

At the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway, Suite 401 (btwn. Houston and Prince) New York, NY 10012

March 12 – May 30, 2010
Artist Talk: Tuesday, May 25, 7pm

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hot Off The Press

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MoCCA 2010 Festival Images

I did these for the 2010 MoCCA Art Festival.
The 17 X 22" poster: (this is sort of what Torture Hospital, the comic I'm working on, is looking like)

The booklet cover:

The t-shirt print design:

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Zine: Sundance

I'll have this for when I tour with BodyWorld in April/May. More on that later.

Volunteer in Closet

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Britney Airbrush

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Books Out

The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D. is out now.
There are a few copies of the zine I had at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival available here.