The afternoon before SPX, I will be doing a talk at The Library of Congress with SPX executive director, Warren Bernard, from 12pm – 1pm on Friday, Sept. 14th, at the West Dining Room, 6th Floor, of the Madison Building. I will read slide projections of some of my creator-owned comix and we will discuss SPX and my donation of over 600 mini-comics to The Library of Congress.
Friday, Sept. 14th / Noon – 1pm
Dean Haspiel presents “Indpendent Comix Art and Mini-Comix: Dean Haspiel and the Small Press Expo.”
Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-2963
The evening before SPX I will be a judge at the Literary Death Match in Washington DC:
Literary Death Match is teaming with the Damn! Cartoons festival for our return to DC (and more specifically George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium), only this time with a twist: the four performers gunning for the LDM crown are all cartoonists. Nice!
The night will feature performances by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Mark Fiore (who the Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form”) and Mike Peters (the mind behind Mother Goose & Grimm), along with Slowpoke Comics creator Jen Sorensen and The K Chronicles mastermind Keith Knight!
The all-star judging panel includes two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gene Weingarten (the brain behind the weekly column Below the Beltway), Emmy award-winning artist Dean Haspiel (the mastermind behind the Bored to Death intro), and one more to be announced shortly!
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.
Where: Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. NW, DC (map)
When: Doors 6 p.m., Showtime 6:30 (sharp); afterdrinks after.
SMALL PRESS EXPO, Sept 15th – 16th
At SPX, me and my table-mate, Joe Infurnari, will officially debut TIME FUCKER, and THE LAST ROMANTIC ANTIHERO.
On Sunday, Sept. 16th, I will be doing a panel:
Images of America: Real and Imagined
4:00 pm | Brookside Conference Room
Comics excel at images of place, refracted across multiple panels and filtered through an artist’s hand. Nick Abadzis portrayed a mythical America in his recently-collected Hugo Tate. Dean Haspiel balances personal experience and high-flying romance in his depictions of New York City. Stan Mack portrays a street-level vision of daily life in his “Real Life Funnies” and elsewhere. Ben Towle’s online comic Oyster War depicts an imaginary historical America. Isaac Cates will lead these four artists in a conversation about images of place in comics.
Check out the rest of the SPX programming: http://www.spxpo.com/programming