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20th April 2010

10:33am: Pre-order CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
Now available for pre-orders!


[not final cover]

CUBA: MY REVOLUTION HC
On sale SEPTEMBER 8 • 144 pg, Two colors, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by INVERNA LOCKPEZ • Art by DEAN HASPIEL • Cover by DEAN HASPIEL
>From the moment Fidel Castro captures Havana in 1959, 17-year-old Sonya believes in the promise of the Cuban Revolution. A medical student who dreams of becoming a painter, she joins the militia and finds herself caught between idealism and ideology. As a volunteer medic at the Bay of Pigs, she’s imprisoned and tortured by her own comrades. Physically and emotionally scarred upon returning home, Sonya searches for fulfillment in art. But when she realizes that none of her efforts, by gun or brush, fall in line with Castro’s regime, Sonya must make agonizing choices between her family, her lover and her beloved country. This graphic novel is inspired by the true experiences of first-time author and Havana-born artist Inverna Lockpez, with stunning art by the Eisner-nominated Dean Haspiel (THE ALCOHOLIC, THE QUITTER, AMERICAN SPLENDOR) in a lush red-and-black palette created by colorist José Villarrubia.

SNEAK-PEEK ART: http://vertigo.blog.dccomics.com/2010/04/15/cuba-my-revolution-by-inverna-lockpez-and-artist-dean-haspiel/

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=25846
10:42am: my STUMPTOWN spotlight
Saturday, April 24th
3:00-3:45pm [Alaska Room]
Spotlight on Dean Haspiel — Join Stumptown special guest Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, Street Code, The Alcoholic) and moderator Leland Purvis (Resistance) in an exploration of Dean's prolific career in comics, from his original creations online and in print, to his collaborations with writers as prominent as Harvey Pekar and Jonathan Ames, and his groundbreaking webcomics creator collective, Act-I-Vate.

More info: http://stumptowncomics.com/event_schedule
10:50am: survival of the dead
Saw sneak-peek of SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, George Romero's latest social comment via his 'Dead' series. Fun and silly, the walking dead got nothing on the wise alive, and posits that mankind's nature for war and hate lives far beyond our last heartbeat. Ain't that the unfunny truth.
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