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Annie and Verti are two teen cosplayers with too much time on their hands. Annie wants to act, and Verti wants to be a photographer/filmmaker. Together, they embark on making a film starring themselves and featuring an unsuspecting cast of extras they record via hidden camera. What could possibly go wrong? A one-shot dose of humor and melancholy from the creator of New ...more
Comic, 32 pages
Published 2014 by Fantagraphics
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David Schwarm
May 25, 2014 David Schwarm rated it it was amazing
This is an absolutely fantastic book which restores so much of my faith in the medium.

Shaw says in 32 pages what many have been thinking for so long, but he says it in a beautiful and compassionate way avoiding many of the criticisms that generally emerge when being critical of the cosplay community.

I really appreciate the attention to detail, amazing flow, and spectacular quality of this book--it is all very first rate. This is one of those subtle books that can easily be over praised destroyin
I might've missed the point of this, as I find cosplay and making movies for youtube rather different activities, if with some similarities. I've only cosplayed a handful of times, but always felt it was an homage acting out a fandom character (manga, for my costumes) versus running about doing mock scenes. Yes, there's the acting out different personalities bit, and the fact that they were having a lot of fun, and recognition doing so. But some of the videos just felt mean-spirited.

I am glad t
Dec 02, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it
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This is how you do a one-shot comic. Dash Shaw is the new wave of underground comic artists, following in the footsteps of such people as Adrian Tomine and Chester Brown.

This book takes a look at personality in relationships. So many of us put-on characters when we engage with others - what if we purposely put on characters because we happen to have our friend hiding in the bushes filming content to be used in our Youtube movies!?

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Dash Shaw is a cartoonist and animator in Brooklyn, New York. His latest graphic novel is "New School", about two brothers on an island where an ambitious amusement park is under construction. His other books include the telepathy comedy "Bodyworld" and the family comedy-drama "Bottomless Belly Button". His animated works include the Sigur Ros video and Sundance selection "Seraph", "Wheel of ...more
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