Trip City — the Brooklyn-based online “literary arts salon” started by Billy Dogma creator/Emmy-winner Dean Haspiel, Leaping Tall Buildings photographer Seth Kushner, writer/actor Chris Miskiewicz and Americans UK multihyphenate (and my good buddy) Jeffrey Burandt — turned one-year-old as of this week, and the site is celebrating its newfound maturity with new content.
Among the offerings: Suckers, a new monthly “urban noir” comic, written by Eric Skillman and illustrated by Jorge Coelho, about the son of a con man. Plus, Burandt, along with artist ZEES, debuted a new chapter of their superhero-gentrification saga Just Super, “Bibbin’s Bodega;” and Kushner, joined by artist George Schall, faces an ex in the latest installment of his auto-bio comic, Schmuck.
Trip City is regularly updated, and the crew has presented a considerable amount of content over the past year — comics, podcasts (with folks like Bryan Lee O’Malley and Chuck Klosterman), “photocomix,” videos and the singular work that is “Time Fucker” — and it’s free, thus rather low-risk to check out. If you enjoy the experience, but then think — “Hey, what if this was printed on paper?” — your very specific musing comes kind of true in December with Image’s Creator Owned Heroes #7, featuring contributions from all four founding Trip Citizens, including Burandt and Haspiel’s “Blood + Brains.”