New School (Fantagraphics Book, 2013) by Dash Shaw (BFA 2005 Illustration): From the acclaimed author of Bottomless Belly Button and BodyWorld comes a new graphic novel about a boy in a foreign land whose initial fascination with its exotic culture quickly turns into disillusionment and despair. A coming of age story set in the ‘90s, New School is at once poignant and wryly funny, and Shaw’s striking linework is on full display. Recently named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best New Books of the Week. For more info, visit Fantagraphics.
M-Memoir (Onestar Press, 2012) by Bill Beckley (Humanities and Sciences Department): Conceptual artist, writer, editor and SVA faculty member Bill Beckley delivers a new photo-novel that mixes stunning images with short poetic narratives. For more info, visit Onestar Press.
Charcoal & Whisky (Self-published, 2013) by Daniel Zalkus (BFA 1999 Cartooning): As a Glenfiddich artist-in-residence in Dufftown, Scotland, Daniel Zalkus documented the whisky-making process through a series of drawings. The result is Charcoal & Whiskey, the collection he created on the spot as he watched workers repair casks, bottle spirits and give tours of the distillery. For more info, click here.