Dash Shaw is the cartoonist of many graphic novels, such as Doctors, Bottomless Belly Button, BodyWorld, New School, and Cosplayers. He also wrote and directed the 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) which premiered in the 2016 New York Film Festival main slate and the Toronto International Film Festival. It continued to play film festivals throughout the world, and had a U.S. theatrical release in 2017. It’s currently available on Netflix streaming in North America. It was one of ArtForum Amy Taubin’s “Best Films of the Year.”
He’s directed a music video for Sigur Ros and animated sections for documentaries and television, such as for the second season of “13 Reasons Why”. His comic short stories recently appeared in the Fantagraphics anthology series Now. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.