Cosplayers #2: Tezukon
The "Cosplayers" chronicle continues as Annie and Verti attend the 3-day anime convention "Tezukon."
They enter the cosplay competition as Princess Mononoke and the Devil May Cry Lady. During the convention they face off against a Street Fighter 2 Cammy, encounter two otaku boys who are obsessed with their youtube videos, and meet a manga scholar named Ben Baxter, who sleeps in a dumpster outside of the hotel and receives visions of the ending of Tezuka's unfinished "Phoenix" saga. "Cosplayers 2" is a sweet, funny, melancholic ode to the anime convention experience!
"A former student of the genius artist-seer-cartoonist Gary Panter, Dash, it's fair to say, is something of a genius as well." — Chris Ware
"Dash Shaw is an utterly brilliant young cartoonist who has, in a few short years, advanced from the academic experiments of his earlier work... into a formalist genius whose skills encompass both a natural gift for color and a feel for subtle, indirect characterization." – Bill Howard, Only the Cinema
Author/Artist: Dash Shaw
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Page Count: 32pp
Size: 6.5 x 10.25
Notes: saddle-stitched, full color
Date of Publication: July 2, 2014