I'm a guest at Camden Comicon on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. I will be tabling, selling books, and doing a panel. Please come talk to me about my new, free webcomic series STARCROSS (The Red Hook season 3), and SCENE BY SCENE WITH JOSH & DEAN podcast.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Real People, Unreal Talk
FA 110 Lecture Hall / Fine Arts Building, 1st Floor
Panel featuring Dean Haspiel, Christa Cassano, Fred Van Lente, Marguerite Dabaie, Jennifer Hayden and moderated by Adam McGovern.
Reality and fantasy may be harder to tell apart than ever, but at least we meet familiar faces in each one. Movie screens make superheroes, aliens and time-travelers feel realer than ever before, and living figures have appeared in comics from their earliest years. Since that day Captain America first punched Hitler, the worlds of comics and real life have crashed into each other, and it’s only gotten louder! From untold tales of Abraham Lincoln, Nikola Tesla, Jack Johnson and Annie Oakley as occult and sci-fi secret agents; to reconstructions of lost and hidden history like Emma Beeby & Ariela Kristantina’s “Mata Hari”; to satirical retellings of schoolhouse staples like “Action Presidents”; parallel accounts from possible bystanders to the work of Einstein and Warhol; and the upcoming comic starring a superpowered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, this panel will explore how comic creators are dragging fictional characters into reality and making real-life people’s voices ring true!