HANG DAI at Asbury Park Comicon

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HANG DAI Studios’ Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, and Christa Cassano will be at Asbury Park Comicon this weekend, 4/12 & 4/13. Table B-214. Unfortunately, Seth Kushner, who was scheduled to come, caught the flu and cannot attend. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Our table will have for sale: Dean Haspiel’s PSYCHOTRONIC COMIX, and the new Billy Dogma poster SUNFLOWER KISSES, Gregory Benton’s B+F, and FORCE OF NATURE, and Christa  Cassano’s THE GIANT EFFECT, plus other goodies.

Christa Cassano and Dean Haspiel will also be performing in R. Sikoryak’s CAROUSEL Cartoon Slide Show at 5pm on Saturday.

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Also on hand will be Seth Kushner’s SCHMUCK Comix and Josh Neufeld’s THE VAGABOND’S #3

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http://www.asburyparkcomicon.com/

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Bleeding Cool reviews Josh Neufeld’s THE VAGABOND’S #3

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“The 25 Comics, 6 Postcards, 2 Prints, 2 Buttons, and 1 Poster that Found Me At MoCCA Fest”
Bleeding Cool (Apr. 9, 2014)

by Hannah Means Shannon

Josh Neufeld has marked his return to new comic production in New York with this third issue of his self-published series The Vagabonds, and this is the “journalism issue,” taking on an international stage. In fairly large format, with glossy card covers and interior matter on the covers, this is also a finely produced comic from the newly launched Hang Dai Editions out of Brooklyn.

Well, Neufeld is an established master of autobio narratives, here in full color, and the quality of the work and the production make it a contender for any comic shop — more or less proving that self-published works can rival publishing houses. The stories include narratives of Super Storm Sandy, concerns for Taiwan and Bahrain, and generally catch you up on Neufeld’s travels and experiences the last few years, but all with his trademark humor and questioning attitude.

How can essentially “serious” comics be so entertaining? It’s all in the tone, and Neufeld’s is very inviting.

http://joshcomix.com/press/reviews/vagabonds/bleeding-cool.htm

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NEW SCHMUCK COMIC

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HEEB Magazine debuted a brand NEW, never before seen episode of SCHMUCK, written by Seth Kushner and drawn by Gregory Benton: http://heebmagazine.com/interview-seth-kushner-schmuck/50112.

It’s a 4-page comic which will serve as the prologue to the book and it’s a flashback to Seth’s Bar Mitzvah.  Additionally, Megan Sass and Jeff Newelt interviewed Seth and it’s one of the better and funnier (and schmuckier) interviews he’s done.

Please support the Kickstarter for SCHMUCK:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sethkushner/schmuck-a-graphic-novel/posts/802676

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HANG DAI AT MoCCA FEST

HANG DAI AT MoCCA FEST

HANG DAI Studios’ Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, Seth Kushner, Jess Ruliffson, Christa Cassano, Jon Allen, & Shiraj Ganguly will debut HANG DAI STUDIOS Comix, published by HANG DAI Editions, at MoCCA Arts Fest this weekend, 4/5 & 4/6 in NYC. HDE also debuts Josh Neufeld’s The VAGABONDS #3.

Also debuting at the HDS table will be; Allen’s VACATIONLAND #3 and OHIO IS FOR SALE, Cassano’s THE GIANT EFFECT, Ruliffson’s WHERE EDEN ONCE STOOD and studio friend, Andy Jimison’s OPTION OUT #3.

Also on hand will be Haspiel’s PSYCHOTRONIC COMIX, Benton’s FORCE OF NATURE & Kushner’s SCHMUCK Comix.

Look for Haspiel’s debut of FEAR, MY DEAR: A Billy Dogma Experience at the Z2 Comics table.

MoCCA Arts Fest
April 5th & 6th
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The 69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue
between E. 25th & E. 26th Street
New York, NY 10010

http://www.societyillustrators.org/Mocca_Event.aspx?id=10561

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SCHMUCK KICKSTARTER UPDATE

SCHMUCK KICKSTARTER UPDATE

The first 24 hours of the campaign for SCHMUCK were amazing with $3,965 raised, which is 27% of the total amount for which I’m asking! I’d say that qualifies as a successful launch. But, very reliable sources told me the first days are the strongest and I should expect it to trail off once it’s no longer “new”, which is what has happened. As of today, with 19 more days to go, SCHMUCK has raised $7,066 from 127 backers. That’s no small amount of money, but it’s still quite a ways from my goal of $15,000.

There are two ways one can help. The first is to back the project, which many wonderfully generous folks have already done. The second way is to share the project on social media or forward to a friend you think might be interested. Or, even retweeting or sharing my facebook updates would be great. So, if you can find a moment to do any of that, I’d greatly appreciate it.

See the Kickstarter campaign here:

Several different articles have gone up online about the project:

Bleeding Cool posted a review, along with exerts from my book intro and preview art by all 22 artists: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/03/17/seth-kushner-and-twenty-two-artists-bring-a-schmucks-love-life-to-kickstarter-plus-bleeding-cool-exclusive-image-gallery/

13th Dimension posted my words about the making of Dean Haspiel’s art for the exclusive Kickstarter edition of the book: http://13thdimension.com/exclusive-the-tale-of-dean-haspiels-variant-cover-for-schmuck/

Mental Floss listed SCHMUCK among their Most Interesting Comics of the Week:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/55649/most-interesting-comics-week

I wrote for 13th Dimension about my reasoning for publishing SCHMUCK independently. I think anyone who’s had a book published will completely relate. “My situation is not unfamiliar to any of my friends who have published books with traditional publishers. In fact, I work at a studio in a warehouse building filled with cartoonists and comic-book makers where we often share publishing war stories. Without naming names, I’ve heard about major publishers who pay late, who don’t promote the books or the artist, who take covers away from the artist, who move up deadlines and hold off publication of completed works for years. The list goes on and on.” http://13thdimension.com/an-independent-schmuck-by-seth-kushner/

An interview with me went up at Robot 6 by Tim O’Shea, which focuses specifically about the autobio nature of SCHMUCK: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2014/03/seth-kushner-on-his-schmuck-kickstarter/

CBS Man Cave Daily previewed the book with a posting of my comic collaboration with Nick Bertozzi, “SCHMUCK: Raising The Bar:

http://mancave.cbslocal.com/2014/03/26/preview-seth-kushners-schmuck/

Broken Frontier interviewed me on the making of SCHMUCK:

http://www.brokenfrontier.com/the-making-of-schmuck-photographer-seth-kushner-growing-pains-graphic-novel/

It feels great to have so many in corner who want to see my project succeed. I thank you all greatly for your support!!!

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SCHMUCK: Legion of Ex Girlfriends

SCHMUCK: Legion of Ex Girlfriends

Seth Kushner just got his awesome art for his SCHMUCK book from Tony Wolf, an homage to Curt Swan’s cover for Adventure Comics #247.
Support the SCHMUCK kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sethkushner/schmuck-a-graphic-novel?ref=live

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PRESS FOR SCHMUCK KICKSTARTER

PRESS FOR SCHMUCK KICKSTARTER

Two articles about Seth Kushner’s SCHMUCK Kickstarter went up online about the project:

Bleeding Cool posted a review, along with exerts from my book intro and preview art by all 22 artists: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/03/17/seth-kushner-and-twenty-two-artists-bring-a-schmucks-love-life-to-kickstarter-plus-bleeding-cool-exclusive-image-gallery/

13th Dimension posted my words about the making of Dean Haspiel’s art for the exclusive Kickstarter edition of the book: http://13thdimension.com/exclusive-the-tale-of-dean-haspiels-variant-cover-for-schmuck/

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