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]

[Alex Rae & Thor Parker of Midtown Comics]

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.

[Kushner & Irving at their book launch at powerHouse Arena, 4/12, the cover to Leaping Tall Buildings]

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.

[A look inside Leaping Tall Buildings]

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.