What with social cliques, homework, and hormones, high school is tough enough already. Add to that a massive natural disaster, and it’s a different sort of catastrophe entirely. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is both exactly what it sounds like and much more than that, an animated riff on the likes of San Andreas that adds an eccentric sense of humor to the genre. The newly unveiled trailer offers a sample of the thrills (jumping across shark-infested waters!) and the laughs (the bookcase-amputation joke is aces) to be had in this odd little festival favorite.
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Since his quirky, moving, and massive Bottomless Belly Button made every person in the world's best books of 2008 list, cartoonist Dash Shaw has turned his attention to shorter forms and new media. The long-running webcomic Bodyworld, the short story collection The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD, and the IFC animated shorts of the same name have all been marked successes, but many readers, myself included, wondered how long it would be before Shaw cycled back around to a new original graphic novel.
New School, the artist’s first long-form OGN in five years, is now available from Fantagraphics Books, and it answers our wonder with its own. A hardbound, 340-page story of brotherhood, prophecy, and theme parks, New School is surreal, emotional, and delirious with color.
Upcoming: Fantagraphics will release two new Dash Shaw books in 2013, including the 340-page New School and the 32-page 3 New Stories.
Movies: Entertainment Tonight has debuted footage from its Iron Man 3 set visit...
Since Dash Shaw released his 2008 graphic novel "Bottomless Belly Button" -- a 720-page book about a family coming to terms with the divorce of their elderly parents that "New York" magazine called the greatest graphic novel of the year -- and sold his webcomic "BodyWorld" to Pantheon Books for print publication, there's been a good deal of anticipation in the indie world about the next project of Dash Shaw...
Art: Vice presents the original illustrations of 24 artists inspired by "Where the Wild Things Are."
Idiots: Guys, did you know that shortly after Al Gore invented the internet and John McCain invented the Blackberry, actor slash R&B star Tyrese invented "the first-ever digital comic book in the history of comic books?" (...