June 8th, 2016


1st Annual Wendigo Productions NY, Art On A Gallery, SUMMER GROUP SHOW

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I'll have three different art prints for sale at the 1st Annual Wendigo Productions NY, Art On A Gallery, SUMMER GROUP SHOW, from June 9 – June 30.

OPENING RECEPTION: June 9th, 8pm to 10pm
Art on A Gallery and Shop
24 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009

Luke Daniel Alie
Reilly Brown
Robert Butcher
Paul Carluccio
Rafael Colon
Jimmy Image
E.V. Pope
J. Gonzalez-Blitz
Mario Grillo
Miss Guy
Sam Hariss
Judi Harvest
Dean Haspiel
Joseph O. Holmes
Aaron Howard
Ville Juurikkala
MIcheal Krasowitz
Reiko Lauper
Eli Livingston
Rik Rocket
Bingo Sanatra
Kim Savage
Arlen Schumer
David Schwartz
Axel Stocks
Li Trincere
Kelly Virginia Vinson
Drew Wiedemann
Dan Westfall

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/483194265212698/

A brief Recommended & Required reading for making comix

On Facebook, Marcus Bucklin asked, "Hey Dean, what are some books you'd recommend that would help someone looking to improve on their cartooning and anatomy? Also, what books are you enjoying right now? What do you consider required reading for any comix fan?"

My answer, "I'm more concerned with crafting story than I am with anatomy (as evidenced in my art - hah). If you're seriously considering making comix, remember that its all about storytelling; or showing story. Study the tenets of David Mamet's ON DIRECTING FILM and then break them wisely. Read lots of different books & comix and watch movies for their narrative expressions and storytelling devices (boil down moving images into static ones). Three great comix to be entertained by WHILE being educated about the comix form: ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, SCALPED, and Jack Kirby's OMAC. For reckless abandon and sheer indie/alt energy, check out Michel Fiffe's COPRA and David Trustman's GOD-SLAP: http://www.godslapcomic.com/