SETH KUSHNER’S UNDERSTANDING PHOTOCOMIX

By Seth Kushner

Last spring, I was asked by American Photo magazine, via uberconnector JahFurry, to to produce an 8-page meta “photocomic” about myself making photocomix, something I’ve been doing in my “spare” time for the past two-years as the series, CulturePOP Photocomix, where I’ve profiled such fascinating subjects as; Chuck Klosterman, Moby, Jonathan Ames, Stoya, Reggie Watts, Marc Maron and others.

I decided to title the piece “Understanding Photocomix” (a nod to Scott McCloud) and I used my own words and photos to tell the story of how I first discovered photography, first started working freelance for magazines, how I produced my book The Brooklynites (with Anthony LaSala), how Leaping Tall Buildings came about,  and how I learned to combine my loves of comic books and photography into a wholly unique form.  I had only a week to put it all together, and it was amazingly challenging, but I am proud of the results which ran in the July/August issue of American Photo Magazine.

Please note:  The gallery above has been formatted especially for reading on a monitor, so therefore the layouts differ greatly from how it was originally intended to be seen.  Please scroll down to view the four double-page spreads (8-pages) as they originally appeared in American Photo Magazine.

-Seth Kushner