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Cosplayers

By Dash Shaw 

Fantagraphics

The culture of cosplaying isn’t necessarily the focus here.  Instead it’s an opening that Shaw uses to direct his female leads from mildly deceptive into potentially dangerous situations.  Equally as impressive is Shaw’s ability to render such emotive qualities through economic drawing.  Each brief chapter and their bookend portraits highlight how its characters strive to create something more than themselves - showing their flaws either in or out of costume.  Recommended. 

Cosplayers