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5th January 2015

11:56am: Wizard World New Orleans 2015 - Dean Haspiel itinerary
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I will be a guest at Wizard World New Orleans 2015 from Friday, January 9th - Sunday, January 11th, and I will be doing three panels (see below). I will also be available to draw small commissions. Hope to see you there.

--Dino

Wizard World New Orleans 2015
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA

http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html

Saturday January 10:

3:30-4:45 PM
BILLY DOGMA’S DEAN HASPIEL AND JULIUS KNIPL’S BEN KATCHOR: TWO TITANS OF INDY COMICS TALK ABOUT—AND READ FROM—THEIR WORK (ROOM 245)
Two of today’s most distinctive voices of the independent comics world—Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma; American Splendor) and Ben Katchor (Hand-Drying in America; Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer) discuss their work and careers and also do dramatized readings from their comics, which will be projected for us to read along with. Don’t miss this amazing pairing of two amazing comics creators! Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels; Studs Terkel’s Working) moderates. [Note: This panel is 75 minutes long.]

Sunday January 11:

12:30-1:15 PM
HOW TO WRITE COMICS WITH IRON MAN’S JOE CARAMAGNA, THE FOX'S DEAN HASPIEL, BATMAN’S GABE SORIA and SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH (ROOM 245)
Accomplished comics writers Joe Caramagna (Iron Man; Spider-Man), Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma; The Fox), Gabe Soria (Batman ’66; Strange Sports Stories), and Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man; How to Create Comics From Script to Print) show and tell you how to write comics and graphic novels, going from initial idea to outline to script to finished story. Plus, the panelists will answer your questions about both the creative and business sides of the comics writing profession, including how to find an artist to work with (hint: a comics convention is the number one place!) and how to write exciting dialogue!

1:30-2:15 PM
TALKIN’ BATMAN ’66 WITH CREATORS DEAN HASPIEL & GABE SORIA & BATMAN & PSYCHOLOGY’S DR. TRAVIS LANGLEY (ROOM 245)
DC Comics has been the talk of comicdom with its reimagining of the classic 1960s Batman TV series in comics form. Some of the coolest ‘60s-stories have been produced by artist Dean Haspiel (Emmy Award winner for Bored to Death; The Fox) and writer Gabe Soria (Batman Adventures; Strange Sports Stories). Gabe and Dino discuss all things Batman with Dr. Travis Langley, author of Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight and moderator Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man; Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell us About Ourselves and Our Society).

http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-neworleans.html
7:17pm: Comics Industry Person of the Year 2014
I nominated Seth Kushner as Comics Industry Person of the Year 2014 at The Comics Beat.

–“Seth Kushner. On the heels of successfully funding the Kickstarter for his upcoming graphic novel SCHMUCK, Seth got sick post-MoCCA and soon discovered he had an aggressive form of Leukemia that should have killed him eight-months later. A week ago he walked out of the hospital cancer-free. What cured him is a story for Seth to tell, but what kept him alive (besides family and friends) was his love for comix and TV and movies. Throughout chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant and setbacks and complications, Seth kept developing and writing his creator-owned comix with his collaborators while drawing daily superheroes and Star Wars characters for his son Jackson — from his hospital bed. Seth even drew Matt Wagner’s Grendel for the Baltimore Comicon 2014 Yearbook. And, get this, Seth doesn’t draw. But why let comix and cancer stop him? He may not be the CEO of a comic book company and he may not be the creative “architect” that re-contextualized a superhero’s legacy, but Seth Kushner is a photographer, writer, artist, studio mate, husband, father and, most importantly, he’s a friend. A friend of comix. And, if there’s anything the comic book industry needs to keep it alive and thriving, it’s true blue friends like Seth Kushner, who is a living inspiration for us all.”

http://comicsbeat.com/announcing-the-comics-industry-person-of-the-year-2014-raina-telgemeier/
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