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Dean Haspiel


11th November 2016

4:41pm: Mega-preview for JEWISH COMIC-CON at The Comics Beat
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I wrote about being part of the inaugural Jewish Comicon at The Comics Beat.

“On the heels of the first Jewish Comic Con occurring the Sunday after America elected the very worst candidate ever to run for President of the United States, I can’t help but wonder how some of my favorite Jewish comix creators would’ve reacted to such a national atrocity. If I let my imagination run wild, I can see a divisive, sexist, racist xenophobic abomination advising Jack Kirby’s greatest villain, Darkseid in The New Gods, and/or Will Eisner’s The Spirit hopscotching the rooftops of Trump Towers to knockout a nefarious real-estate developer, and/or Harvey Pekar expounding outrage over a broken political system the likes of Bernie Sanders in the pages of American Splendor. As comix creators, it’s our duty to react to current events so that our art helps affect change. This past April, I launched a new superhero webcomic called The Red Hook at LINE Webtoons, where a broken hearted Brooklyn literally and physically secedes from America. Prescient?”

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