What’s in Jemaine Clement’s Library?
In the film People Places Things, New Zealander Jemaine Clement plays a New York City graphic novelist and professor struggling with life as the newly single father of twin girls. In real life, he’s the married father of a nearly 7-year-old son named Sophocles.
Speaking from Brooklyn the other day, Clement says he still lives in New Zealand, “but New York is my spiritual home. My spirit has a little studio here.” And yes, he says, he and Flight of the Conchords friend Bret McKenzie are still a team: “We just started writing a movie together.”
The New York Post features Clement in their regular “In My Library” column. He recommends four graphic novels, including Maus by Art Spiegelman and Hip Hop Family Tree, Book 3 by Ed Piskor.
“This is an amazing-looking book about the history of hip-hop, for music nerds. Volume 3 covers 1983-84. Some of the acts I know, and some I haven’t heard of. This book concentrates on LL Cool J, Whodini and the Beastie Boys. [Piskor] writes the dialogue phonetically, to show how real people talk. If someone has a lisp, he writes the lisp in.”
Original article by Barbara Hoffman, New York Post, August 22, 2015.
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