June 13th, 2018


Dean Haspiel at Denver Comic Con 2018

I am a guest at Denver Comic Con 2018 from June 15 - 17. I will be selling and signing my new graphic novel, THE RED HOOK vol.1 New Brooklyn, and participating in a few panels. Plus, demonstrating comic book storytelling.


Friday, June 15

Representation Book Shelf: Building A More Diverse Comics Classroom
2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 301 - Education
Discuss the importance of diverse titles in classroom libraries and suggestions for titles. Educators, publishers, and artists will offer suggestions on racially diverse titles, explore multiple cultural, gender-based, and religious contexts, and open the discussion amongst your students about being different and understanding differences. With Dean Haspiel, Kazu Kibuishi, Gale Galligan, Stacey Robinson, Adan Alvarado, Eric Kallenborn

Illustrating Empathy: How Comics can Breed Kindness and Understanding
3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 301 - Education
Can educators use graphic literature to show students how to be kind? Join professionals as they show there are positive life lessons in comic books. With Tony Medina, Stacey Robinson, Dean Haspiel, Candy Markle, Tracy Edmunds

Saturday, June 16

Comic Book Storytelling with Dean Haspiel
4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room 406/407 - Authors
Comics are a unique marriage of words and pictures where is image is text, too. Learn how to think about stories in a visual way, where every panel is meaningful, and maximize the narrative real estate of the blank page with cartoonist Dean Haspiel.

Sunday, June 17
No More Capes - Moving beyond Superheroes with Classroom Comics
1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 301 - Education
This panel of teachers and creators will discuss the importance of exploring comics beyond the superhero genre. They will discuss classroom implementation of books like My Friend Dahmer, Pashmina, Yummy, I am Alfonso Jones, The Alcoholic, and others to move students beyond the capes and cowls in order to engage deeper genre studies. With Nidhi Chanani, Amy Chu, Dean Haspiel, Tim Smyth, Eric Kallenborn