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by Dash Shaw

This graphic novel takes a humanistic look at cosplayers, the Storm Troopers and Sailor Moons that have become the symbol of comic cons in America.

ISBN: 9781606999486

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Cosplayers is cartoonist Dash Shaw’s ode to that defining element of fandom, the costume play of so many anime and comic conventions. Artfully celebrating both the culture’s obvious theatricality and uniquely D.I.Y. beauty, as well as its often awkward conflation of fantasy and reality, Cosplayers explores these delicate psychological balancing acts via a series of seven interconnected short stories surrounding two talented young women who combine their love of cosplaying with their love of social media and film in order to deepen their relationship with the popular culture they celebrate. Cosplayers depicts their stories in an affectionately funny way, celebrating how much more inclusive and humanistic fandom can be than most of the stories and characters it is built upon.

Featuring plenty of easter eggs for fans of the broader culture as well as being the perfect entry point for those completely befuddled by it, Cosplayers is another distinctive, instant classic from one of the most acclaimed voices of his generation.

116 page full color hardcover with dustjacket
Fantagraphics Books, 2016

Check out the book trailer below. Music by Jesse Moynihan.

Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .75 in