Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:30pm
Dash Shaw + Bobby's Girl
155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn
“A former student of the genius artist-seer-cartoonist Gary Panter, Dash, it's fair to say, is something of a genius as well.” - Chris Ware
“I have seen the future of comics and its name is Dash Shaw.” - David Mazzucchelli
With books like Bottomless Belly Button, BodyWorld, and his latest, New School, the young cartoonist Dash Shaw is responsible for some of the most adventurous and idiosyncratic comics being made today. His dynamic serial forms feature elaborately layered panels and off-kilter figuration, betraying a remarkable confluence of styles and strategies, at times recalling everything from Sigmar Polke to manga. Recently, in anticipation of a feature-length project, he has also begun to produce a similarly variegated body of animation, which includes music video, the melancholy droid-drama The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century, A.D., and a biography that covers a chapter in the life of Dada doyenne Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. He’s also crafted cinematic permutations of his own comics, as well as adaptations of game shows and reality tv that marry their source materials' original audio tracks with a series of static illustrations to uncanny effect—Wheel of Fortune never seemed so heartbreaking, or so strange. Tonight, he’ll present a selection of his experiments with moving images at Light Industry. Rounding out the lineup is a film chosen by Shaw that he finds resonant with the concerns of his particular hand-drawn animation techniques: Bobby’s Girl, an 80s anime rarity about a teenage biker, his pen pal, and his death drive.
Followed by a conversation with Shaw.
Tickets - $7, available at door.
Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 7pm.