Saturday, March 17, 2012
My upcoming book, LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS: The Origins of American Comics was named by Flaunt Magazine as the #1 pick of their current Baker's Dozen. The book tells the history of comics through 50 creator profiles, and represents a four-year labor-of-love for me and writer Christopher Irving. Look for it in May from powerHouse Books, or pre-order now.
My upcoming book, LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS: The Origins of American Comics was recently featured on LA Times: Hero Complex. The feature, "Joe Simon and Jack Kirby: Secret Origins of a Classic Tandem" excerpts from the Simon an Kirby section of the book and utilizes my photo of Simon, Christopher Irving's text and classic art from the legendary duo.Thanks to Geoff Boucher for putting together a great feature!
LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS tells the history of comics through 50 creator profiles, and represents a four-year labor-of-love for me and writer Christopher Irving. Look for it in May from powerHouse Books, or pre-order now.
Monday, March 12, 2012
In SCHMUCK Episode 3: The Hook-Up, Adam takes his first steps re-entering the dating world, with a "hook-up" at a Madonna-themed party. The results of which will be
Each episode will feature a different artist and “The Hook-Up” is drawn by Sean Pryor. I was first introduced to Sean several years back by mutual friend Jeff Newelt, who was Sean's editor at SMITH Mag's The Pekar Project. I was immediately impressed with Sean's sensibility and storytelling, and he was the very first artist I though of when I decided to make SCHMUCK an anthology.
Since Sean worked with the great Harvey Pekar, I knew he'd have no trouble drawing autobio materia. Opening the email containing Sean's final pages felt like Christmas morning, and I'm Jewish! I loved how he visually translated my script, adding flourishes of his own aesthetic to mine. Also, Sean obviously had a ball drawing all kinds of details and characters in the backgrounds of the Madonna party.
One of the best parts of working on this series have been the collaborations with the artists and seeing how each brings their own vibe to my schmucky tales. Look for artist Shamus Beyale's work next month.
Read SCHMUCK Episode 3: The Hook-Up at TRIP CITY now.
Sean Pryor is a cartoonist/illustrator and a School of Visual Arts graduate. Pryor has contributed numerous illustrations to magazines including Revolver, Royal Flush, and Wet Feet, as well as several comic stories for Harvey Pekar’s webcomic series The Pekar Project. To find out more about Pryor’s endeavors visit SeanPryor.com.