By TRIP CITY Podcast

Seth Kushner talks to Gregory Benton, who has has been making comix since 1993. He cut his teeth on the political anthology World War 3, moving on to writing and drawing stories for Nickelodoeon, Vertigo, DC Comics, Disney Adventures, Watson-Guptil, Entertainment Weekly, as well as contributing to numerous alternate-press comix anthologies. A graphic novel, Hummingbird, was published by Slave Labor Graphics in 1996. Gregory has also produced numerous limited-edition mini-comix. Hopefully you have some. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Fortune, among others. Most recently, his book B+F was awarded the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s inaugural Award of Excellence at MoCCA Fest 2013. An expanded version of B+F will be published in the autumn of 2013 through Adhouse Books in the USA and Editions ça et la in France.

[Gregory Benton and his art for B+F]

Seth also chats with Eric Skillman, a Brooklyn-based graphic designer, who mostly designs DVD packaging at his day job with The Criterion Collection.  He also deigns books, including Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics by Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner for powerhouse Books and Tales of Sand by Jim Henson and Ramon Perez for Archaia, for which he won an Eisner Award.  Eric also writes comics, including the graphic novel Liar’s Kiss, drawn by Jhomar Soriano for Top Shelf and the webseries SUCKERS, drawn by Jorge Coelho and appearing in monthly installments here on TRIP CITY.

[Eric Skillman reflects]

The Trip City Podcast is produced by Chris Miskiewicz, Seth Kushner and Dean Haspiel.

Photography by Seth Kushner