April 10th, 2015


Newsarama reviews Heart-Shaped Hole

"Dean Haspiel draws a love story that feels larger-than-life with Heart-Shaped Hole, a collection of occasionally adolescent, always action-packed vignettes featuring Billy Dogma and Jane Legit. Billy and Jane don't just feel, they express emotions so big they sweep entire cities, and there's a wonderful visual metaphor to each of Haspiel's stories (in particular, the heart-shaped hole that drives Billy to sadness after he and Jane temporarily split up). Billy and Jane aren't the type of lovers who just let things go, but instead they "sweat ecstasy" and cause laser beams to fire from their eyes."

Read the entire Newsarama review here: http://www.newsarama.com/24082-best-shots-rapid-reviews-convergence-1-all-new-hawkeye-more.html

Robot 6: HANG DAI Editions hits MoCCA Fest with new comics

Tim O'Shea asked about my new Billy Dogma comic, HEART-SHAPED HOLE, at Robot 6:

"Heart-Shaped Hole will not be distributed in stores nor digitally and you can only get it personally by visiting me at any of the comix shows I attend. Heart-Shaped Hole is a 21st century olive branch meant to initiate an intimate, one-on-one experience between the reader and author. Too many published stories that I work on get distributed to places and people that I never get to meet and/or share a response with. Sure, social networking teases at some parlays, and positive reviews are nice, but I miss physical and spirited discussions with people who care more about story than the perceived “collectors item” value of a sealed comic book. I sometimes curate/host and take-part in semi-regular salons because I seek the energy of live and spontaneous participation. Heart-Shaped Hole is meant to bring back the very thing that is missing from my laptop and smart phone: human contact."

Read the rest of the article/interviews here: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/04/hang-dai-editions-hits-mocca-fest-with-new-comics/