September 14th, 2010

2010

9/15 = CUBA: MY REVOLUTION signing + Jen Ferguson music & BIRTHDAY!




Wednesday, September 15th = Dean Haspiel is signing CUBA: MY REVOLUTION at Midtown Comics [Grand Central] in Manhattan + Jen Ferguson's band, COWS LIKE SHRIMP, is playing at the Brazen Head in Brooklyn, capping it off with celebratory drinks and [Blue Ribbon catered] food for Jen's birthday!

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6:30 - 7:30pm, Dean will be signing his new graphic novel, CUBA: MY REVOLUTION, at Midtown Comics [Grand Central] located at 459 Lexington Avenue [between 45th & 46th street], NYC. http://blog.midtowncomics.com/dean-haspiel-signs-at-midtown-grand-central-on-9-15-10/1059/

Then...

8:30pm, Jen Ferguson's band, COWS LIKE SHRIMP, rocks out and birthday celebration at The Brazen Head, located at 228 Atlantic Avenue between Court Street and Boreum Place. F/G - train to Bergen Street. http://www.brazenheadbrooklyn.com/

Hope to see you there!

--Dean & Jen


Previews and reviews for CUBA: MY REVOLUTION: http://man-size.livejournal.com/494560.html
2010

Publisher's Weekly reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/comics/article/44460-comics-reviews-9-13-10.html

Cuba: My Revolution
Inverna Lockpez and Dean Haspiel, DC/Vertigo, $24.99 (144p) ISBN 978-1-401-22217-8
This dramatic account of the experiences of a young woman named Sonya during the Cuban revolution is based on the experiences of Lockpez. The narrative traces Sonya as she transforms from an idealist revolutionary studying to be a surgeon to a dissident artist who realizes she must flee her beloved but troubled country. Along the way, she witnesses carnage, is imprisoned and tortured, and is separated from her family. In the midst of the chaos, she also finds love. Haspiel, who has known Lockpez for over 20 years, provides striking illustrations that chart Sonya's shifting emotions and alliances; particularly strong are the surrealist depictions of her dreams and her ordeal in prison. Painter José Villarubia adds tones and shades of red that further intensify the story. At times Lockpez relies too heavily on clunky exposition explaining the history of Cuba and Castro, although some readers may find the context helpful. It is impossible to deny the power of Lockpez's dramatic coming-of-age story, which make the human cost of the revolution all too clear. (Sept.)