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Shaw, Dash. NEW SCHOOL. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 340 pages. As New.

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". 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 living American graphic artist/novelists. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1606996444. $150.00

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