Unclothed Man In the 35th Century
By Dash Shaw
- Author: Dash Shaw
- Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
- Published: December 2009
- ISBN-10: 1606993070
- ISBN-13: 9781606993071
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2009
- Subject: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
The first quarter of this jacketed hardcover will collect the work-storyboards, scripts, character designs, etc.-that Shaw has created for "The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D." animated series to begin airing on IFC.com on December 7th, 2009. The latter three-quarters will collect his acclaimed short stories from MOME, as well as several little-seen stories from elsewhere, and a new 20-page story.The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D. is Shaw's first book since his breakthrough graphic novel of 2008, Bottomless Belly Button, which was named Publishers Weekly's best graphic novel of 2008, one of Entertainment Weekly's top ten books of 2008, and one of Amazon.com's top ten graphic novels of the year, amongst numerous other accolades.
The book also collects Shaw's acclaimed, genre-bending short stories from MOME, including “Look Forward, First Son of Terra Two,” a remarkable story of two lovers traveling in opposite directions… in time. Also featured: “Galactic Funnels,” the 2008 Ignatz Award nominee for “Outstanding Story,” about the parasitic relationship between an artist and his lover/mentor; “Satellite CMYK,” a sci-fi mindwarp that ingeniously drives the narrative through Shaw's masterful control of color, and “Making the Abyss,” a fictionalized story of a surreal film set filled with nuclear tanks, hot tubs, and blind ambition.
“Like the very best illustrated fiction, Shaw's work moves between pathos and humor, between the fantastic and the familiar.”—The Christian Science Monitor
“Shaw's style deftly combines cartoon drawings with a slavish attention to detail…Masterfully using the comics medium to juggle all the different characters, weaving their stories together seamlessly.”—Publishers Weekly
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