Digital Cosplayers and More

The cosplayers are back to brighten your holiday spirits and more backlist titles come out to play in this week’s round of digital releases. What do you get the cosplayer who has everything? What do you get your best friend to show her how much she means to you? Cosplayers Annie and Verti return to…

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Look at ALL these digital releases!

If you like reading comics on your tablet, today is a big day. We’ve got books by the late, great Jack Davis, modern classics by Dame Darcy and Dash Shaw, and new collections and graphic novels from Spain and Argentina. The Living Mummy and Other Stories collects Jack Davis at his most eye-poppingly terrifying and…

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Check out the book trailer for Cosplayers by Dash Shaw, a debut…

Check out the book trailer for Cosplayers by Dash Shaw, a debut book at #SDCC2016. Music by Jesse Moynihan.

Cosplayers is cartoonist Dash Shaw’s ode to that defining element of fandom, the “costume play” of so many anime and comic conventions. Artfully celebrating both the culture’s obvious theatricality and uniquely D.I.Y. beauty, as well as its often awkward conflation of fantasy and reality, Cosplayers explores these delicate psychological balancing acts via a series of seven interconnected short stories surrounding two talented young women who combine their love of cosplaying with their love of social media and film in order to deepen their relationship with the popular culture they celebrate. Cosplayers depicts their stories in an affectionately funny way, celebrating how much more inclusive and humanistic fandom can be than most of the stories and characters it is built upon. Featuring plenty of easter eggs for fans of the broader culture as well as being the perfect entry point for those completely befuddled by it, Cosplayers is another distinctive, instant classic from one of the most acclaimed voices of his generation, and will be released around the same time as Shaw’s feature directorial debut, the independent animated feature My Entire High School…Sinking into the Sea starring the voice talents of Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, and Susan Sarandon.

Check out the book trailer for Cosplayers by Dash Shaw, a debut…

Check out the book trailer for Cosplayers by Dash Shaw, a debut book at #SDCC2016. Music by Jesse Moynihan.

Cosplayers is cartoonist Dash Shaw’s ode to that defining element of fandom, the “costume play” of so many anime and comic conventions. Artfully celebrating both the culture’s obvious theatricality and uniquely D.I.Y. beauty, as well as its often awkward conflation of fantasy and reality, Cosplayers explores these delicate psychological balancing acts via a series of seven interconnected short stories surrounding two talented young women who combine their love of cosplaying with their love of social media and film in order to deepen their relationship with the popular culture they celebrate. Cosplayers depicts their stories in an affectionately funny way, celebrating how much more inclusive and humanistic fandom can be than most of the stories and characters it is built upon. Featuring plenty of easter eggs for fans of the broader culture as well as being the perfect entry point for those completely befuddled by it, Cosplayers is another distinctive, instant classic from one of the most acclaimed voices of his generation, and will be released around the same time as Shaw’s feature directorial debut, the independent animated feature My Entire High School…Sinking into the Sea starring the voice talents of Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, and Susan Sarandon.