Monday, April 16, 2012
Tue Apr 17, 7:00PM @ BookCourt
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Seth Kushner (The Brooklynites) has taken his skills as a photographer and his passion for comic books and turned them into two unique projects. In Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics, Kushner created distinctive environmental portraits of over 75 top comics creators, a selection of which will be presented and discussed. Kushner's other long-term project, CulturePOP Photocomix, allows him to profile fascinating subjects such as Emmy Award winning comix creator Dean Haspiel, author Tim Hall, and Bravo's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" reality show star/bootleg toy designer, Sucklord, who will all be reading from their CulturePOP profiles while the images are projected
Tim Hall has collaborated with some of the finest comic artists working today, including Dean Haspiel, Josh Neufeld, Jennifer Hayden, Chris Sinderson, Derek Marks, Nick Bertozzi, and Sam Henderson. He is the author of two novels and three collections of stories. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.
Emmy award winning artist, Dean Haspiel, created the Eisner Award nominated, "Billy Dogma," and illustrated for HBO's "Bored To Death." Dino has drawn many superhero and semi-autobiographical comic books and graphic novels for major publishers, including collaborations with Jonathan Lethem, Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Ames, Inverna Lockpez, and Tim Hall. Dino also won the 6th Anniversary Literary Death Match in NYC with his "brute charisma" and curates cool multimedia projects at TripCity.net, a Brooklyn-filtered literary arts salon.
Sucklord is the creator of SUCKADELIC ENTERPRISES, an evil arts organization based in Chinatown NYC. Specializing in bootleg action figures, illicit remixrecords, and low-budget sci-fi movies. Sucklord seamlessly blends geeky nerd obsessions with street-level hipster cool. A master of media manipulation, The Sucklord is both an entrepreneur and an artist. Sucklord has been in designer toy world business since 2004 and revels in his self-proclaimed "art world outsider" status.Sucklord was featured on Bravo's Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.
The book release will also be celebrated in the form of exclusive, limited edition art prints drawn by Becky Cloonan (DEMO, Conan), Dean Haspiel (American Splendor, TV's Bored to Death) and Peter Kuper (Spy vs. Spy)). The limited edition prints will benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
For more information about the book please visit: http://www.powerhousebooks.com/site/?p=11646
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