Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Last spring, I was asked by American Photo magazine 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, Marc Maron and others.

I decided to title the piece “Understanding Photocomix" (a nod to Scott McCloud) and I used my own words and photos to tell the story of how I first discovered photography, first started working freelance for magazines, how I produced my book The Brooklynites (with Anthony LaSala), how Leaping Tall Buildings came about, and how I learned to combine my loves of comic books and photography into a wholly unique form. I had only a week to put it all together, and it was amazingly challenging, but I am proud of the results which ran in the July/August issue of American Photo Magazine.

Please have a look at the piece, which not only acts as a discussion of a form, but also serves as a "highlight reel" of my career.  View it here:


Sunday, September 16, 2012


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 how one of the coins paid to Judas to betray Jesus had a lasting effect in shaping the DC Universe.

Please note that in order to participate in the signing, customers must purchase at least one of the following books between 9/12/12 and 9/19/12:

Avengers 27, Avengers 28, Avengers 29, Avengers 30, Alien:TPB: The Illustrated Story, The Judas Coin, or any selection from the JHU Exclusive 'Walt Simonson Classics Grab bag' (*See Front Counter for details*).
4 West 33rd Stree, NYC
September 19th, 6PM

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Baltimore Comicon

I'll be at Baltimore Comicon next weekend sharing a table with Dean Haspiel, Joe Infurnari and Reilly Brown.  We will have a bunch of cool stuff for sale, including;

 Seth Kushner will be selling and signing copies of his book, LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS: The Origins of American Comics, limited edition LTB prints by me, Peter Kuper, and Becky Cloonan, to benefit the CBLDF [Comic Book Legal Defense Fund], CulturePOP Photocomix limited edition book collecting four installments of Seth Kushner's web series featuring; bootleg toy designer Sucklord, aerialist Lisa Natoli, Bronx Flavor TV host Barron Ambrosia and graffiti artist/sculptor Carlos 'Mare 139' Rodriguez, and debut his very first mini-comic, SCHMUCK: Bush, Boobs, + Brooklyn Edition, collecting two episodes of Seth Kushner's autobio "comix neurotica" drawn by Ryan Alexander-Tanner and Pierce Hargan. 

The Last Romantic Antihero By Dean Haspiel Color / 24-pages Ten Dollars [$10] While living through a modern apocalypse sparked by apathy and indifference, love titans Billy Dogma and Jane Legit are sent a message from the future and learn they have to “make the new love.” “Pekar meets Tarkovsky” – Douglas Rushkoff “Masterful cartoons from comics’ greatest epic-poet” – Nick Bertozzi BALTIMORE COMICON, Sept 8th - 9th In Baltimore, I will be sharing my table with Seth Kushner, Joe Infurnari, and Reilly Brown, and I will be presenting at The Harvey Awards. Joe Infurnari will be selling and signing copies of Marathon [written by Boaz Yakin], and MUSH! Sled Dogs with Issues [written by Glenn Eichler], and will have advance copies of TIME F#CKER. 

Time F#cker By Joe Infurnari In the Oven Press $8 Regular (Limited to 200 copies) $15 Deluxe Edition (Limited to 100 copies) incl. limited edition 1.25" button and original sketch! Sal Ghesboro has just found Thomas Edison’s Peepshow Time Machine and he knows exactly what he’s going to do with it. He’s going back in time to impregnate the moms of his greatest detractors before they were born; Time F#cking them out of existence. And who is his first victim? His very own brother, of course!

Reilly Brown will be selling prints, sketches, and SKETCHES, THE ART OF REILLY BROWN: Volume One, while hawking his digital comix; Power Play, and AvX Infinite, and holding up the fort drawing commissions.

Plus, we'll have copies of the TRIP CITY Visitor's Guide 2012.  See you there!