Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Graphic NYC was formed in early 2009 by photographer Seth Kushner (The Brooklynites) and writer Christopher Irving (Comic Book Artist Magazine, Comics Introspective: Peter Bagge) to document the evolution of the comic book and graphic novel through the experiences of New York City's creators. Seth and Christopher were first paired by cartoonist Dean Haspiel, creator of Billy Dogma, Street Code, and artist on the HBO show Bored to Death.
Christopher Irving got his start interviewing comic book professionals in 1997, and has since written for magazines New York Magazine, Comics Buyer’s Guide, Comic Book Artist (where he served as Associate Editor), Back Issue, and Alter Ego. Irving’s books include The Blue Beetle: His Many Lives from 1939 to Today, Comics Introspective: Peter Bagge, and the upcoming From Four Color to Silver Screen: The First Movie Superheroes. Christopher has also worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics as a Creative Services freelancer. He lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with his girlfriend and their three cats.
Other reviewers include Andra Passen and Ben Granoff.