By TRIP CITY Podcast
Jeff Newelt, AKA JahFurry, interviews Aline Kominsky-Crumb and her best friend / artistic collaborator Dominique Sapel. Aline Kominsky-Crumb is an American underground comics artist, and wife of cartoonist Robert Crumb. Dominique Sapel is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in the South of France. They were both in NY for the opening of “Miami Makeover: Almost Anything for Beauty”, an exhibit at The Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art. They “set out to entirely re-imagine their body image. Donning new outfits, wigs, jewelry, nails, makeup and padding in just the right places, the two artists remade themselves in the image of a modern Miami woman.”
[Dominique Sapel, Cookie (subject), Aline Kominsky-Crumb, art from the exhibition by Kominsky-Crumb and Sapel]
Jef UK interviews Thor Parker and Alex Rae about their upcoming reality show, Comic Store Heroes, debuting on the National Geographic Channel, Friday, 7/13/12, at 8 PM. Comic Store Heroes uses America’s largest comic book retail store, Midtown Comics, as a backdrop to follow the lives and passions of comic book store employees and patrons. The group also discuss selling your old comics, creating a space for fans to interact with pros, and the success or failure of bundling digital download codes with print books in brick-and-mortar stores.
Dean Haspiel sits with author Christopher Irving and photographer Seth Kushner to discuss the origins of their new book, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins Of American Comics, a love letter to the comic book industry. The book tells the history of comics through 75 creator profiles including; Art Spiegelman, Stan Lee, Grant Morrison, Harvey Pekar, Joe Simon, Fran Miller, Brian Michael Bendis, Jamie Hernandez and many more.
The TRIP CITY podcast is produced by Chris Miskiewicz, Dean Haspiel, Seth Kushner and Jeffrey Burandt.
Photographs by Seth Kushner. Kushner & Irving photo by Joseph Eisenstein. Miskiewicz photo by Miskiewicz.