Schmuck drips with self-loathing, near-sightedness, and sexually frustrated Ashkenazi goodness. InSchmuck, Kushner tells "true" stories based on his own mishaps and mortifying memories, which are energetically illustrated by the cream of the indie comix crop."Megan Sass,Heeb Magazine
One man's awkward coming-of-age-quest to find love in New York City, illustrated by twenty-two artists, whose individual short stories together tell a complete narrative. Artists include Josh Neufeld, Nick Bertozzi, Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, Noah Van Sciver, Stephan DeStefano, and Christa Cassano. Cover art by Joseph Remnant. Book design by Eisner award-winner Eric Skillman. Forward by Jonathan Ames.
Seth Kushner was an environmental portrait photographer whose work has appeared inThe New York Times Magazine, Time, L’Uomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and others. He was a founding partner in Hang Dai Editions with Dean Haspiel, Josh Neufeld, and Gregory Benton. Kusher's previous books includeThe Brooklynites (powerHouse Books, 2007) and Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics (powerHouse Books, 2012).
Dean Haspiel: Emmy award winner and Eisner and Harvey Award nominee Dean Haspiel created BILLY DOGMA, illustrated for HBO's "Bored To Death," was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright ("Switch To Kill"), and is the co-founder of HANG DAI Editions.
Gregory Benton: Gregory Benton has been making comix since 1993. He cut his teeth on the political anthology World War 3, moving on to writing and drawing stories for Nickelodoeon, Vertigo, DC Comics, Disney Adventures, Watson-Guptil, Entertainment Weekly, and his books Hummingbird and B+F.
Josh Neufeld: Josh is the creator of the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated book A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, and the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller The Influencing Machine: Brook Gladstone On the Media. He was a longtime artist for Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor.