Title: NEW SCHOOL - Rare Fine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 2013
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 340 pages. Published in 2013. The cutting-edge artist's graphic novel. One of the most beautiful graphic novels of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Dash Shaw's "New School". His best graphic novel thus far. "From the acclaimed author of 'Bottomless Belly Button' and 'BodyWorld', Dash Shaw dramatizes the story of a boy moving to an exotic country and his infatuation with an unfamiliar culture that quickly shifts to disillusionment. A sense of 'being different' grows to alienation until he angrily blames this once-enchanting land for his feelings of isolation. All of this is told through the eyes of young Danny, a boy growing up in the 1990's, fed on adventure stories like 'Jurassic Park' and 'X-Men'. Unlike anything in the history of the comics medium: At once funny and dead-serious, wildly artistic, personal and political, familiar and completely new" (Publisher's blurb). Family, sibling rivalry, and alienation are American graphic-novel themes. The most brilliant graphic artist of his generation, Dash Shaw re-tells familiar stories with fresh twists. Already, his graphic style is inimitably and recognizably his own: Brooding, dark, fantastical. An absolute "must-have" title for Dash Shaw collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (in the month and year of publication) in silver pen-marker on the blank page opposite the title page by the author/artist: "Dash Shaw '13 9/22 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. He also drew Danny and his older brother Luke above his signature. For every copy that he signed, Shaw added a unique drawing (some simple, others more elaborate), never repeating himself. The drawing on this copy is the best we've ever seen. Dash Shaw made a one-time-only appearance at the Brooklyn Book Festival 2013 to launch his book. Laid-in are pristine copies of the Souvenir Materials of the Festival. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and dated (with original drawing) copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. The other signed copies are also ours. A rare signed copy thus. Hundreds of color plates. One of the most brilliant American graphic artist/novelists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1606996444. Bookseller Inventory # 18466
In Dash Shaw?s new, full-color original graphic novel, a boy goes to seek his brother on a theme-park island.In this brand new graphic novel from the acclaimed author of Bottomless Belly Button and BodyWorld, Dash Shaw dramatizes the story of a boy moving to an exotic country and his infatuation with an unfamiliar culture that quickly shifts to disillusionment. A sense of ?being different? grows to alienation, until he angrily blames this once-enchanting land for his feelings of isolation. All of this is told through the fantastical eyes of young Danny, a boy growing up in the ?90s fed on dramatic adventure stories like Jurassic Park and X-Men. Danny?s older brother, Luke, travels to a remote island to teach English to the employees of ClockWorld, an ambitious new amusement park that recreates historical events. When Luke doesn?t return after two years, Danny travels to ClockWorld to convince Luke to return to America. But Luke has made a new life, new family, and even a new personality for himself on ClockWorld, rendering him almost unrecognizable to his own brother. Danny comes of age as he explores the island, ClockWorld, and fights to bring his brother home. New School is unlike anything in the history of the comics medium: at once funny and deadly serious, easily readable while wildly artistic, personal and political, familiar and completely new. Full-color illustrations throughout
About the Author: Dash Shaw was born in Los Angeles in 1983 and lives in Brooklyn, NY. His books include Bottomless Bully Button and The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D.
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