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Haspiel, Kushner & Benton launch HANG DAI Editions

by Seth Kushner

HANG DAI Editions was founded in Brooklyn, NY by Gregory Benton, Dean Haspiel, and Seth Kushner over their mutual dedication to comix art. The imprint focuses on limited edition comix, graphic novels, and art books, with an emphasis on personal interaction at events, conventions, and signings. The three principals each have long histories with traditional […]

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LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS @ NEW YORK COMIC-CON

by Seth Kushner

powerHouse Books is pleased to announce THE ORIGINS OF LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS FINDING NEW WAYS TO DOCUMENT THE CREATORS BEHIND THE COMICS FEATURING CHRISTOPHER IRVING, SETH KUSHNER, & ERIC SKILLMAN Hosted at this year’s 2012 NEW YORK COMIC CON Thursday, October 11, 4:00PM – 5:00PM Javitz Center, NYCC Comics Studies Conference 6, Location: 1A07   […]

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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, […]

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WALTER SIMONSON @ JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE

by Seth Kushner

Join us on Wednesday, September 19th at 6PM at Jim Hanley’s Universe Manhattan location for Comic Book Legend Walt Simonson, in a panel discussion hosted by Leaping Tall Buildings writer Christopher Irving, followed by a signing. Walt will be promoting his new DC Comics original Graphic Novel The Judas Coin,  a time tossed tale of […]

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WARE’S WORLD: INSIDE THE HOME OF CARTOONIST CHRIS WARE

by Seth Kushner

In March of 2011, with six months to go before our deadline to turn in Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics to our publisher, writer Christopher Irving and I decided to take part of our advance money to travel to Chicago to cover a few last, important subjects.  On top of the list […]

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Leaping Tall Buildings at Greenlight Bookstore

by Hannah Means-Shannon

Greenlight Bookstore has been making an impact as a local independent bookstore in Brooklyn since 2009, as well as keeping up a strong internet presence. Add to that Greenlight’s commitment to hosting author-based book events and you have a major voice for literacy and an oasis for book lovers of all genres.  On August 16th, […]

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LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS @ MIDTOWN COMICS

by Seth Kushner

 It’s the Midtown Comics Book Club! Join us for Midtown’s monthly Graphic Novel book club at their Downtown store. This month’s book will be Leaping Tall Buildings The Origin of American Comics, and the creators Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner along with designer Eric Skillman will be there to discuss the book with the club! […]

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LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS @ GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE

by Seth Kushner

From the founders of the popular comics website Graphic NYC—writer Christopher Irving and photographer Seth Kushner—comes the firsthand accounts of the comic book’s story, from its birth in the late 1930s to its current renaissance on movie screens and digital readers everywhere. Seth and Chris give a slideshow presentation of images from the book, complete […]

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JOE KUBERT R.I.P.

by Seth Kushner

The sad news of Joe Kubert’s passing came to me today from Steve Niles’s Facebook feed.  I had the honor of spending some time with Mr. Kubert back in 2008 when I traveled out to The Kubert School in Dover, NJ to take his portrait for my book, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins Of American […]

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LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS @ JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE

by Hannah Means-Shannon

Chris Claremont, Larry Hama, Kevin Colden, Simon Fraser, Dean Haspiel, Joe Infurnari, and Matt Madden formed a panel of comics professionals discussing their life and work at Jim Hanley’s Universe, hosted by the new photo and text comics history book, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins Of American Comics by co-authors Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner. […]

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Leaping Tall Buildings Presents Denny O’Neil & Neal Adams

by Hannah Means-Shannon

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to listen to an audio version of the entire panel. Comics have been engaging with social issues far longer than many current comics fans have been alive. They have challenged the disparagement of censors, outrun the prevailing winds of political opinion, and held a light to […]

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LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS AT JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE

by Seth Kushner

On Wednesday July 25th at 6PM, Jim Hanley’s Universe hosts LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS: THE ORIGINS OF AMERICAN COMICS authors Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner, plus an assembly of top notch comic book creators who are featured in the book; Chris Claremont (X-Men) Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), Dean Haspiel (TRIP CITY), Kevin Colden (The Crow), Joe […]

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