Gregory Benton exhibiting at CXC debut


Gregory Benton is exhibiting at Cartoon Crossroads ColumbusCXC – on Saturday, October 3rd. Greg will have his new book SMOKE ready to be defaced and dedicaced. Also, B+F, comix, prints and this li’l pin (see above) from HANG DAI Editions!

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Comic Book Club Live: Dean Haspiel’s got Beef With Tomato


Writer/artist Dean Haspiel returns to discuss his autobiographical graphic novel “Beef With Tomato,” and Pete gives everyone a French lesson. Plus, reviews of “Batman #44,” “The Walking Dead #146,” “Deadpool vs. Thanos #1,” and “We Stand On Guard #3.”

Listen to the podcast here:

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MyM reviews Dean Haspiel’s BEEF WITH TOMATO

British magazine, MyM reviewed Dean Haspiel’s BEEF WITH TOMATO.

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Dean Haspiel talks about Seth Kushner at The Harvey Awards

Heidi MacDonald (at The Comics Beat) reports about Dean Haspiel’s speech regarding Seth Kushner at The Harvey Awards during Baltimore Comic-con 2015:

“Dean Haspiel is up next and no one will take over under on him taking off his shirt. “There’s a reason I’m wearing a button up shirt,” he says to woots from the crowd. HE teases that he would have done an act to The Time but instead delivers a speech about the late Seth Kushner “Who was a great photographer and a studio mate of ours. He is not alive to see his first graphic novel come out.” Dino brings it all around to the family of the Baltimore Comic Con, and how last year a charity auction was held, and Marc Nathan gave a check to Kushner’s family. “That’s what I wanted to say, ‘says dino. “you’ll see me naked later whatever, but to me Baltimore Comic Con is family and a room full of beautiful dreamers. Plus my thunder was stolen by Bloodshot and his pecs. ””

Hannah Means-Shannon (at Bleeding Cool) wrote about my presentation at the Harvey Awards at Baltimore Comic-con 2015:

“Dean Haspiel spoke about his studio mate Seth Kushner, who passed away this year, and was a photographer who created many portraits of the creators present. Kushner’s first graphic novel, Schmuck, has now been released posthumously. He thanked Baltimore Comic Con for their charity auction, held last year, which presented Seth Kushner with a check for $10,000 to help with his medical expenses. “That’s what Baltimore Comics is to me”, Haspiel said, “family”.”

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Graphic Novel Reporter reviews Dean Haspiel’s BEEF WITH TOMATO

“Subtle nods to his muses sprawl naked across the page, like the exhibitionists from “Boy Loves Girl Hair.” The art has a familiar, old school feel to it, but not for the sake of noir. It is indicative of the stark shadows of Alex Toth, the manic lines of Will Eisner, and even the grand scenery of Jack Kirby. In fact, Haspiel injects some of Kirby’s famous “crackle” in the final panel of “Awful George.”

“BEEF WITH TOMATO starts out with a stolen bicycle and a move to Brooklyn, continues with tales of whiskey-fueled nights in a post-9/11 NYC landscape, and ends with an essay about feeling at home wherever you are — set against the backdrop of a bustling artist community in Upstate New York. Through it all, this strong semi-autobiographical work does what any book, regardless of premise or plot, should achieve: It asks the reader to identify. Haspiel expertly portrays a sense of self-inspection and a love for the world around us through his prose and his drawings, without ever losing a sense of wonder.”

Read the entire review here:

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Comics Alternative interviews Benton & Haspiel at SPX 2015

(Dean Haspiel & Gregory Benton at SPX 2015. Photo by Derek Royal)

Derek Royal from Comics Alternative spoke to a bunch of cartoonists at the Small Press Expo 2015 in Bethesda, MD, including Gregory Benton and Dean Haspiel:

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ComicsDC interviews Hang Dai Studios for Baltimore Comic-con

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Michael Rhode at the ComicsDC blog interviewed six members from Hang Dai Studios to whet fans appetites for Baltimore Comic-con this weekend. You can check out our BCC itinerary here.

Swifty Lang:

Vito Delsante:

Christa Cassano:

Gregory Benton:

Dean Haspiel:

Chris Miskiewicz:

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