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SCHMUCK 16: There’s Nothing To Say

by Seth Kushner

Omar Angulo is an illustrator, designer and noise maker documentarian. His art is a graphic combination of mark making, music, comics, film and design. Since the 1990′s he has collaborated with artists, labels, and promoters to create album art, custom packaging for punk rock and experimental music labels, and limited edition collectible art and merchandise. [...]

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SCHMUCK 15: RAISING THE BAR

by Seth Kushner

Nick Bertozzi is the Harvey Award and Ignatz Award-winning author of LEWIS & CLARK (First Second) and THE SALON (St Martin’s Press), a graphic novel about Picasso and magical absinthe, and the upcoming SHACKLETON (First Second). He has collaborated with Jason Lutes on the cartoon-biography HOUDINI: THE HANDCUFF KING (Hyperion), and with Boaz Yakin on [...]

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JUST SUPER: THE TRAGIC AIR OF MISS CHIFF

by Jef UK

After the villains, come the artists. After the artists, come the bars–then the coffee shops and boutique stores. Once the boutique stores arrive, here come the heroes! Capes and cowls are just another wave of gentrification here in Zap City, jewel of the Meta East Coast. Think you’ve got problems? My landlord was bitten by [...]

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Yo Gabba Gabardine

by Jef UK

Continuing our countdown to the final episode of TIME BUM, we present to you another one of his many appearances in Americans UK comix, this time in the punk-glam-rock adventure that is Yo Gabba Gabbardine, by Jef UK, Sam Vaughan, John Mathias and Ben. Buy print copies of this comic book here. Download free music [...]

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To Draw or Not to Draw

by Hannah Means-Shannon

I sit with all the requisite equipment and I seem to go around in circles. Every line is wrong. Retracing them several times, I go back and erase all but the least wrong ones, making everything look sketchy and faded. It’s a far cry from what’s in my head, and after enough of this shambles, [...]

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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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PODCAST 19: DANIEL JOHNSTON + AMERICANS UK

by TRIP CITY Podcast

This week on the Trip City Podcast, Jef UK and filmmaker Amy Finkel talk to legendary musician and outsider artist Daniel Johnston about his first ever graphic novel, Space Ducks: An Inifinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness, available now from BOOM! Studios. [Jef UK and Amy Finkel interview Daniel Johnston. Photo by Seth Kushner.] [...]

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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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Rick Parker: South Orange Maplewood Artists Studio Tour

by Hannah Means-Shannon

It started with a video that toyed with our expectations a little. Video Rick informed us that while growing up, he discovered that the world was not a “perfect place”, but that “things on paper” could be a “perfect place”. While we sat pondering the rather existential depths of that reflection, we were informed that [...]

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LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS PRESS BOMB

by Seth Kushner

[Legendary MAD Magazine artist Al Jaffee with his copy of Leaping Tall Buildings. Photo by Chris Irving] LeapingTall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics is now available in  bookstores everywhere. The hardcover book is the culmination of four years of work Seth Kushner and Christopher Irving.  Leaping takes the profiles from GRAPHIC NYC and fits [...]

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The Stan Lee Universe at BookCourt

by Hannah Means-Shannon

On May 2nd, BookCourt hosted a grand tour of The Stan Lee Universe published by TwoMorrows, an approachable archival work unleashing on the world some never-before seen materials from Stan Lee’s long career. Co-editor / writer/ historian Danny Fingeroth (with Roy Thomas), brought together a team of panelists to guide the audience through the thoroughfares, [...]

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ENJOY THE SILENCE: LARRY HAMA & G.I. JOE #21 “SILENT INTERLUDE”

by Seth Kushner

“The one thing that I remember best about you is that you had a letter published in an issue of G.I. Joe,” my long, lost friend said. “You complained about the silent issue.” I had just exited the stage after the Graphic NYC panel at King Con, Brooklyn back in 2010, when a stranger approached [...]

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