SAVE OUR SCHMUCK: Bone Marrow Benefit for Seth Kushner

Co-presented by HEEB Magazine

SAVE OUR SCHMUCK: Bone Marrow Benefit for Seth Kushner

Molly Crabapple, Douglas Rushkoff, Dean Haspiel, Akim Funk Buddha, JahFurry, Josh Neufeld

Tue, August 26, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

SAVE OUR SCHMUCK: Bone Marrow Benefit for Seth Kushner
SAVE OUR SCHMUCK: Bone Marrow Benefit for Seth Kushner
And evening of live comix readings, music, comedy. Co-presented by HEEB Magazine. Raising funds for health care costs related to Seth Kushner's fight with leukemia. Onsite bone marrow donation drive for deletebloodcancer.org. Visit deletebloodcancer.org to learn more about bone marrow donation.
Molly Crabapple
Molly Crabapple
Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Called "An emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery" by the New Republic, she has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi's migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria. Crabapple is a columnist for VICE, and has written for publications including The New York Times, Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her illustrated memoir, Drawing Blood, will be published by Harper Collins in 2015. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff is the author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, Life Inc and the novel Ecstasy Club. He wrote the graphic novels Testament and A.D.D., and made the television documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He lives in New York, and lectures about media, society, and economics around the world.
Dean Haspiel
Dean Haspiel
Emmy award winner and Eisner 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, and is the co-founder of Hang Dai Editions. Dino has written and drawn many superhero and semi-autobiographical comix, including collaborations with Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Ames, Inverna Lockpez, Stan Lee, and Jonathan Lethem. He recently collaborated with writer Mark Waid on THE FOX for Archie/Red Circle Comics. Look out for his latest efforts, PSYCHOTRONIC COMIX, and FEAR, MY DEAR: A Billy Dogma Experience.
Akim Funk Buddha
Akim Funk Buddha
“[Funk Buddha] employs hip-hop as a mode rather than a theme…and creates a relationship between performer and audience that is true hip hop, and in doing so succeeds to reference the native antecedents to the modern form.”
– The New York Sun

From the streets of Bali to Carnegie Hall, from meditative throat singing to high-energy Hip Hop rhymes, Akim Funk Buddha creates borderless performance art, fusing sounds and movements. An avid world traveler and self-described old-school B-boy MC, he is known for his holistic approach to Hip Hop, drawing from a full spectrum of cultural traditions and artistic disciplines. Rhyming, beat-boxing, mouth and body percussion, story-telling, break-dancing, Mongolian throat-singing, Indonesian monkey chants, body-balancing, martial arts, tap and circus arts are seamlessly blended to create distinctly spiritual yet urban sonic and visual compositions.

Funk Buddha has recently performed at The Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Rubin Museum, Blue Note, BAMCafe, Bronx Museum, Joe’s Pub and Winter Garden; collaborated with composer/performer Daniel Bernard Roumain and Orchestra of St. Luke’s; performed alongside Bill T. Jones at Yerba Buena Center (CA), Montclair State University (NJ) and Central Park Summerstage (NYC). Film credits include a recent appearance in Freestyle: Art of Rhyme, an award-winning documentary film by Kevin Fitzgerald. TV credits include The David Letterman Show, The Chris Rock Show, and Sesame Street.
JahFurry
JahFurry
Jeff Newelt AKA JahFurry is SMITH Magazine's comics editor, HEEB Magazine comics editor, ACT-I-VATE's Minister of Hype, and a social media / PR consultant for The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Paul Pope, Rick Veitch, DJ Spooky, Larry Marder, David Lloyd, Bryan Talbot, DKNY Jeans, Cut&Paste + other comics / cultural / new media superheroes. JahFurry also regularly performs freestyle dancehall reggae dittinanigans with various uberkiller dub, jazz, klezmer and blues ensembles.
Josh Neufeld
Josh Neufeld
Josh Neufeld is the writer/artist of the nonfiction graphic novel A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon). He is the illustrator of the bestselling graphic nonfiction book The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media (W.W. Norton).

His illustrations have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/