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Toronto: Dash Shaw at The Beguiling
September 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm EDT
The Beguiling is proud to welcome our long-time pal Dash Shaw, creator of the graphic novels Cosplayers, New School, Body World, and so many more for a very special signing at the shop! See Dash is in town because one of his comics has been turned into a film, and it’s screening at The Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF, from September 11th through the 16th! Hooray!
Here’s where it gets super interesting: The film is screening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (around the corner) on Tuesday, September 13, at 4:00pm. So Dash is gonna come by a do a little signing and meet and greet at The Beguiling afterwards, at 6:30pm! Go see the movie and then come get your books signed, or pick up his new one COSPLAYERS, or just say hi to a great guy who makes great comics (my favourite is BodyWorld, but they’re all good).
The film sounds really great too, check out the synopsis below!
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Directed by Dash Shaw
USA, 2016, 75m
No matter your age, part of you never outgrows high school, for better or worse. Dash Shaw, known for such celebrated graphic novels as Cosplayers and New School, brings his subjective, dreamlike sense of narrative; his empathy for outsiders and their desire to connect; and his rich, expressive drawing style to his first animated feature. Packed with action but seen from the inside out, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea is about friends overcoming their differences and having each other’s backs in times of crisis, and its marvelously complex characters are voiced by Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon, Alex Karpovsky and John Cameron Mitchell. w/ Synopsis courtesy Film Society of Lincoln Center.