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SCHMUCK 17: Discotheque

by Seth Kushner

  “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 […]

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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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SCHMUCK 14: SIZE 11

by Seth Kushner

Nathan Schreiber left the fashion industry in 2008 to focus on comics full time. His comic Power Out won a 2009 Xeric award and has been nominated for an Eisner and multiple Harvey awards. In 2012 he illustrated the New York Time’s bestseller Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, and How It […]

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Wrestling With Big Fat Freddy

by Seth Kushner

When I was in junior high, I was obsessed with professional wrestling.  I was finally interested in something the “cool” kids were into, but casual interest has never been my way, so I became a “wrestling nerd.” While the well-adjusted were content to simply watch wrestling on Saturday morning TV, I had to subscribe to […]

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MY BROOKLYN

by Seth Kushner

Brooklyn–A thriving mecca of 2 million people, which would be the fourth largest city in America, if it wasn’t designated simply a “borough.” I grew up in the Sheepshead Bay, a middle-class, mostly white area of South Brooklyn, which is neither urban nor suburban, but something in-between.  Our two-family attached home, with the front lawn, […]

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SCHMUCK 13: Night at the Museum

by Seth Kushner

Noah Van Sciver was born in 1984 in New Jersey. He first came to readers’ attention with his comic book series Blammo, which earned him an Ignatz award nomination in 2010. His work has appeared in the Denver alt-weekly Westword, Mad Magazine, and multiple graphic anthologies including Mome and The Best American comics 2011. His […]

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SCHMUCK 12: THE PARTY

by Seth Kushner

Jon Allen grew up in Connecticut and lives in Brooklyn. He is currently working on the third and final part of his graphic novel, Vacationland. His comics are distributed online by Secret Acres. “SCHMUCK has a heart underneath its gritty crude input from main character Adam Kessler’s friends, a belief that love will find you […]

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SCHMUCK 11: The Lapdate

by Seth Kushner

Read past installments of SCHMUCK Christa Cassano is a Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator who recently came into comics by way of a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.  Christa is a member of Hang Dai studios in Gowanus, Brooklyn and the comics collective Studio Yolo.  Look for her comic “Lonesome Vibrato” in the […]

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SCHMUCK 10: BOSTON HOPE

by Seth Kushner

Leland Purvis is an artist and craftsman currently working in graphite and pigments on paper, using pictures to tell stories. His major works in recent years have been graphic novels, historical fiction, largely aimed at younger readers. He prefers baseball, single malt highland scotch, the speed of sailboats and the smell of horses. And he […]

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SCHMUCK DIARIES: ADULT COSTUMES

by Seth Kushner

I like Banana Republic. I like how they display their items in just such a way as to cue me in to what’s “cool” and “in style.”  I’m not one for digging through racks of clothing trying to figure out what I like.  I also appreciate that everything there seems cut to fit thin guys […]

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SCHMUCK DIARIES: NEUROTIC CINEMA

by Seth Kushner

Across the table from me was Ami, a pretty Asian singer/songwriter with dyed blue hair and blue contacts.  We sat at a small table, approximately six inches from the tables on either side of us, at a small restaurant in the East Village, which if it were a tad larger could be considered “intimate.” The […]

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