Dash Shaw delivers on the hum of anticipation for his first non-serialized release since 2008’s Bottomless Belly Button. New School, like previous work, is drenched in pseudo-Biblical mischief and malaise.
It's a simple story: estranged brothers, the older one far away from home. Their parents send the younger one to fetch his brother. This is Dash Shaw, however, and there are more than a few gratifying head-scratchers to be found: characters from the nineties speaking like bygone rakish aristocrats, colours that barely acknowledge lineart or panel borders.
As with Shaw's other work, you'll just have to dive in and let his warped logic wash over you. Original and immersive.