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Tomorrow in Brooklyn: Dash Shaw Screens Rare Anime

Cartoonist Dash Shaw, who has been working on a feature-length animated film of his own, will present a selection of his recent animation work on Tuesday, May 21st, at Light Industry (155 Freeman Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn). In addition to his own work, Shaw will screen the rare 1980s anime biker drama Bobby’s Girl, a film that has inspired his own approach to animation.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Shaw. Doors open at 7pm, and tickets are $7. More details at LightIndustry.org.

Here’s a clip from Bobby’s Girl:

(Illustration at top by Dash Shaw)

  • That click makes me think of the video for A-Ha’s “Take on Me”.

    • One thing of note to consider, (though I don’t know when the “Take On Me” video was finally released but I’ll say sometime in ’85), the Japanese release of Bobby’s Girl happened on March of 1985, possibly pre-dating what the music video did but since both productions were going on separately from each other, it is quite a coincidence.

  • Good choice to show that film!

  • jonhanson

    Any updates on Ruined Cast? I googled it and nothing seems to turn up since his kickstarter campaign, even his kickstarter updates are mostly about his non-RC work.

    • Chris McD

      Dash told me recently that he is still working on it, so it hasn’t been abandoned or anything like that.