IFC.com will premiere an original animated Web series based on graphic novelist and comic book artist Dash Shaw's latest book, The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D.
The Fantagraphics Book title is set for release in November, 2009 with the Web series to follow. Shaw's animation has been widely praised for its eclectic style, innovative design and emotional depth.
Each of these five shorts chronicles Rebel X-6, a man who works for a well-funded anti-droid organization. The fifth episode also will provide behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the series.
"Dash Shaw is a known entity in the comic book realm with a cult following. We're excited to bring him, his art and his fans to IFC.com, a platform that recognizes and broadens the reach of up-and-coming, independent content makers," said Craig Parks, vice president of digital media at IFC, in a statement. "Shaw's work on IFC.com will offer a fresh and completely unique take on the animation genre; the type of approach that defines our brand."