The Mother’s Mouth

by Dash Shaw

The startling tragicomic from the artist The Comics Journal describes as “the scarily young and skillful Dash Shaw.” In a pre-Katrina New Orleans, a woman starts dating a younger man who reminds her of her deceased ex-boyfriend. They begin re-enacting scenes from her previous relationship as a psychodrama to correct her haunting past.

” This book, packaged in a perfect-bound 7-inch-by-7-inch with color covers and black-and-white interiors, is a rewarding addition to Alternative’s offerings…”– The Austin Chronicle

This is the kind of comic that almost asks for a close reading, a page by page examination to pull out all the interesting uses of the form and the repetitions of themes and imagery.” —Derik Badman, Madinkbeard

“Dash Shaw creates comics that keep their own secrets, but still find the time to whisper in your ear. Sometimes I know what he is up to, and sometimes I don’t, and that is as it should be: Dash knows where he’s going, and I’m happy to be along for the ride.”
— Zak Sally (Recidivist)

128 pages, B&W. 7″ x 7″,

Alternative Comics, 2006

ISBN: 978-1-891867-98-9
Diamond Code: JUL062829


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