April 11th, 2012


Dean Haspiel at Wildcat Comicon

I will be at Wildcat Comicon this coming Saturday and doing two panels: http://wildcatcomiccon.pct.edu/

Saturday, April 14th

Dean Haspiel's different approaches to comics storytelling
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Presenter(s): Dean Haspiel
What does an artist need to consider when creating a specific look and feel for each project? How do you define style for a story by Harvey Pekar versus a story for DC Comics or your own original works? Comics industry veteran and Emmy Award-winning creator Dean Haspiel will discuss the wide ranges of approaches needed for projects like "American Splendor" and "The Quitter" with Harvey Pekar, "The Alcoholic" and "Bored to Death" with Jonathan Ames, "Cuba: My Revolution" with Inverna Lockpez, or solo efforts like "Billy Dogma" and many of his own projects.

Building Your Comics Team
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Presenter(s): Mark McKenna, Jim Zubkavich, Dean Haspiel
Putting together a team of comics creators is very much like creating an ensemble of actors or musicians. In comics, a creative team can consist of a writer, penciler, inker, colorist, and an editor. It is critical to the success of a project that team members share a common vision of the story.

Read about Wildcat Comicon via Publisher's Weekly: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/comics/article/51445-comics-and-education-meet-at-first-ever-wildcat-comic-con.html



LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS Launch Event to Benefit CBLDF, featuring my original poster art: cbldf.org/homepage/leaping-tall-buildings-launch-event-to-benefit-cbldf/

This Saturday, CBLDF’s favorite photographer Seth Kushner is celebrating the release of his new book, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics, with an unforgettable event in Brooklyn and the release of series of limited edition prints that benefit CBLDF!

Kushner explains: “To celebrate the release of Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins Of American Comics, which I co-authored with Christopher Irving, I had the idea to commission artists who are featured in the book to create exclusive, limited edition art prints which would commemorate the book and give back to the comics community by having all proceeds go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.”

The artists involved include: Becky Cloonan (DEMO, Conan), Dean Haspiel (HBO’s Bored to Death, Billy Dogma), Peter Kuper (Spy vs. Spy, Stop Forgetting To Remember), and Paul Pope (100%, Battling Boy).

On Saturday, April 14, Kushner will join an all-star cast of comics creators for a day-long event celebrating the release of Leaping Tall Buildings. The official press release has all the details: