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SCHMUCK 5: A HAIRY SITUATION

by Seth Kushner

Read past installments SCHMUCK 1: Beer, Babes and Bowel Movements THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: Mein Roommates SCHMUCK 2: The Burning THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: The Lap-Date SCHMUCK 3: The Hook-Up THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: Writing (No) Class THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: Number 32 THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: Send in the Clones Part-1 THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: Send in the Clones Part-2 […]

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SCHMUCK 4: JEW-DEATH

by Seth Kushner

Read past installments SCHMUCK 1: Beer, Babes and Bowel Movements THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: Mein Roommates SCHMUCK 2: The Burning THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: The Lap-Date SCHMUCK 3: The Hook-Up THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: Writing (No) Class THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: Number 32 THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: Send in the Clones Part-1 THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: Send in the Clones Part-2 […]

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SCHMUCK 3: THE HOOK-UP

by Seth Kushner

Read past installments SCHMUCK 1: Beer, Babes and Bowel Movements THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: MEIN ROOMMATE SCHMUCK 2: The Burning THE SCHMUCK DIARIES: The Lap-Date Sean Pryor is a cartoonist/illustrator and a School of Visual Arts graduate. Pryor has contributed numerous illustrations to magazines including Revolver, Royal Flush, and Wet Feet, as well as several comic […]

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SCHMUCK 2: The Burning

by Seth Kushner

Bobby Timony is the artist and co-creator of the popular comic strip “The Night Owls”, published by DC Comics. He has been nominated for multiple Harvey Awards, including Best New Series, Best Online Series, and Best new talent as well as a Lulu nomination for Best Female Character, a Cybil Award nomination for best Young […]

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Schmuck 1: Beer, Babes and Bowel Movements

by Seth Kushner

Whenever Seth Kushner did anything foolish growing up, his mother would call him a “Schmuck,” that beloved Yiddish term of not-so-endearment. So, of course, it’s the title of his new comix semi-autobio on TRIP CITY, an online multimedia arts salon. Renowned for his The Brooklynites book and CulturePOP Photocomix, photographer and author Seth Kushner now […]

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About SCHMUCK Comix

“SCHMUCK has a heart underneath its gritty crude input from main character Adam Kessler’s friends, a belief that love will find you in the end.” – Hannah Means Shannon, The Beat

“While SCHMUCK is packed with humorous anecdotes I feel that the relate-ability of this book is the most powerful aspect of it.” – Justin Fah, Spandexless

“…Brutal and honest.” – Brett Schenker, Graphic Policy

Whenever Seth Kushner did anything foolish growing up, his mother would call him a “Schmuck,” that beloved Yiddish term of not-so-endearment. So, of course, it’s the title of his new comix semi-autobio on TRIP CITY, an online multimedia arts salon. Renowned for his books The Brooklynites (with Anthony LaSala) and Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics (With Christopher Irving) and the webseries CulturePOP Photocomix, photographer and author Seth Kushner now throws his hat into the comics arena. SCHMUCK chronicles the period after his being dumped by a girlfriend, and the ensuing cascade of blind dates, Internet hook-ups, and comically tragic situations he endured with the hopes of finding “true love.”

SCHMUCK sheds a brutally honest light on 20-something relationships. Adam Kessler, our “hero,” is based on Kushner, ten years ago – a pop-culture-obsessed photographer torn between pleasing Mom by finding a “nice Jewish girl,” and figuring out what he really wants. His internal monologue is filled with the standard inane, perverted and self-deprecating thoughts we all have but are ashamed to admit. Meanwhile, his shit-talking, sex-obsessed Brooklyn boys stand by with their own, often wacky, advice.

SCHMUCK is an anthology series with different artists illustrating short “schmucky stories,” which can be read individually, or together to tell the complete narrative. SCHMUCK artists include; Sean Pryor (Pekar Project), Bobby Timony (Night Owls), Shamus Beyale (The Grimm Fairy Tales), Ryan Alexander-Tanner (To Teach), George Schall, (Dark Horse Presents) Nathan Schreiber (Power-Out), Leland Purvis (Resistance), Stephen DeStefano (‘MAZING MAN), Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo), Nick Bertozzi (The Salon), Jon Allen (Vacationland), Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge), Christa Cassano, Omar Angulo and more TBA.

What to expect: heartbreak, diarrhea, painful STD removal, rejection, Kung-Fu, Natalie Portman, vomit, boobs, self-loathing, unkempt genital regions, sex with an ex, drunkenness, sexual dysfunction, depression, misogyny, and somehow, hope.

Influences on SCHMUCK include; Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor, Alex Robinson’s Box Office Poison, Bob Fingerman’s Beg The Question/Minimum Wage, Dean Haspiel’s Street Code, Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint, Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, works by Nick Hornby, Jonathan Ames, Woody Allen, Adrian Tomine, Jeffrey Brown, Chester Brown and Joe Matt.