I am a guest at Wizard World Minneapolis, May 6-8, 2016, stationed at table A53. I will have copies of my latest graphic novels, BEEF WITH TOMATO, and FEAR, MY DEAR. Plus, rare copies of my exclusive THE WALKING DEAD cover. Ask me about my new weekly webcomic series, THE RED HOOK, published for free at LINE Webtoons http://www.webtoons.com/en/super-hero/the-red-hook/list?title_no=643 I'm available for commissions, and I will also be doing four panels throughout the weekend (see below).
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FRIDAY, May 6
5:00 - 5:45 PM PRINCE: THE COMICS CONNECTION—“BATDANCE” AND BEYOND: with DEAN HASPIEL, GUY GILCHRIST, ZAK SALLY & ALEX LUBET (ROOM M100E)
With the recent, shocking passing of music superstar Prince, a group of Prince experts and admirers gathers to reflect on The Artist’s career and legacy—and his more-than-casual connection to the world of comics, including composing music for Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie. Panelists include Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma; The Red Hook), Guy Gilchrist (singer-songwriter; writer/artist of Nancy), Zak Sally (bassist for the band Enemymine; creator of Sammy the Mouse) and Alex Lubet (professor in the School of Music at UM Minneapolis). Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch) moderates.
6:00 - 6:45 PM THE CREATIVE MIND: TOP ARTISTS ON DRAWING COMICS with THE RED HOOK’S DEAN HASPIEL, THE BOOKS OF MAGIC’S PETER GROSS, ANIMAL MAN’S CHAZ TRUOG & DEADPOOL’S MIKEY BABINSKI (ROOM 100E)
Top comics artists talk about their careers, their craft, the comics business and whatever else might come up—and may even show you some of their top-secret techniques! Join peerless pencilers Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma; The Red Hook), Peter Gross (The Books of Magic; The Unwritten) and Chaz Truog (Animal Man; Coyote), and inimitable inker Mikey Babinski (Deadpool; Amazing Spider-Man) for as they pull back the curtain and tell you what it’s really like to be a comics artist! Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print; Spider-Man) moderates.
SATURDAY, May 7
1:30 - 2:15 PM INSIDE THE WORLD OF INDEPENDENT COMICS with BILLY DOGMA’S DEAN HASPIEL, MCAD’S BARBARA SCHULZ, SAMMY THE MOUSE’S ZAK SALLY & ORIGINS UNKNOWN’S VICTOR DANDRIDGE (ROOM M00I)
The model of comics creators tethered to one or two major publishers, working on adventures of corporately-owned characters is no longer the only game in town. Many of the top talents in comics work either exclusively on their own material, while others work both sides of the street, alternating independent work with mainstream assignments done in their own distinctive styles. In this incredible panel, speaking about how they have forged their own paths (and reading from their work), are some of the most distinctive creators in comics today: Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook; Beef With Tomato), Barbara Schulz (MCAD professor; The Chronicles of Kalki), Zak Sally (Sammy the Mouse; Like a Dog) and Victor Dandridge (EIC Vantage In-House; creator of Origins Unknown). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels; Studs Terkel’s Working).
SUNDAY, May 8
12:30 - 1:15PM SECRETS OF COMICS WRITING REVEALED! with SUPERMAN’S DAN JURGENS, THE RED HOOK’S DEAN HASPIEL, ALBERT THE ALIEN’S TREVOR MUELLER & SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH (ROOM M100B)
Accomplished comics writers Dan Jurgens (Superman; Spider-Man), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook; The Fox), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien; Junkyard Chase) and Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics From Script to Print; Spider-Man) talk about how to put together a compelling comics story. Plus, they’ll answer your questions about both the creative and business sides of the comics writing profession, including how to find an artist to work with (hint: a comics convention is the number one place!) and how to write exciting dialogue!