Locust Moon Comics Festival 2014


Hang Dai Editions will be at Locust Moon Comics Festival this Saturday in Philadelphia with Gregory Benton, Christa Cassano, and Dean Haspiel.

Locust Moon Comics Festival
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
10am – 6pm
@The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Copies of B+F, STAKE, THE GIANT EFFECT, FEAR, MY DEAR, PSYCHOTRONIC COMIX and various prints will be available for signature and sale. Greg & Dean will be signing Locust Moon’s massive publication of Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream anthology.

Dean will also be partaking in “What does comics look like to three generations of cartoonists?” panel featuring Daryl Seitchik and Denis Kitchen, moderated by Box Brown sometime in the early afternoon at the Locust Moon Comics store, 34 S 40th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267) 403-2856

See you there!

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C/OVERT Movement In Comicana at Medialia Gallery


This coming Saturday, Hang Dai studio mates Gregory Benton, Christa Cassano, and Dean Haspiel will have comix art showing in “C/OVERT Movement In Comicana” at Medialia Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen alongside other cartoonists/illustrators.

Reception on Saturday, Sept. 27th 4:30 – 7:30pm
Medialia Gallery
335 W. 38th street, 4th floor, NYC

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SPX 2014


HANG DAI Editions will be at The Small Press Expo this weekend (9/13 – 9/14) in Bethesda, MD with studio mates Gregory Benton, Josh Neufeld, Christa Cassano, and Dean Haspiel at table I6B.

Copies of B+F, STAKE, THE VAGABONDS, THE GIANT EFFECT, FEAR, MY DEAR, PSYCHOTRONIC COMIX (+ More) and various prints will be available for signature and sale.

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Baltimore Comic-Con 2014


Once again, I will be attending Baltimore Comic-con, my very favorite comic book convention of the year! My table will be hosting Hang Dai Studios members Christa (The Giant Effect) Cassano, Vito (Stray) Delsante, and Deadpool/Lobo artist, Reilly Brown. Please be sure to swing by and say hello and pick up a copy of FEAR, MY DEAR, PSYCHOTRONIC COMIX, and my print of SUNFLOWER KISSES (+ more). And, I’ll happily sign your copy of the Baltimore Comic-con Yearbook celebrating Matt Wagner’s GRENDEL.

–Dean Haspiel

Baltimore Comic-Con’s Yearbook Returns in 2014 with Matt Wagner’s Grendel! Saturday Original Art Auction to Benefit Seth Kushner!

I’ll also be attending the All-Star Reception and doing a couple of panels:

Join us high atop the Baltimore skyline overlooking the Inner Harbor for an intimate evening that would be the envy of Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark! This cocktail party event with food, drink, and socializing will be attended by the likes of Reilly Brown, Mark Buckingham, Greg Capullo, Frank Cho, Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, Dean Haspiel, Barry Kitson, Brandon Peterson, Gail Simone, Walter and Louise Simonson, John K. Snyder III, John Totleben, Rick Veitch, Matt Wagner, Mark Waid, Bill Willingham, and more on Friday, September 5th at 8pm. This unique opportunity is a limited ticket count event. Tickets are available at

Room 349-350

11:00-12:00 – Archie Forever: Life, Afterlife and Beyond
Archie is everywhere! Find out what’s going on with Archie and the gang from an all-star cast of guests, including Francesco Francavilla (artist of Afterlife with Archie), Dan Parent (writer/artist, Kevin Keller), Michael Uslan (writer, “Farewell, Betty & Veronica”), Andrew Pepoy (writer/artist, Katy Keene), and Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel (creative team for The Fox).

1:00-2:00 – Self Publishing: Creating Your Own Characters
Writers and artists share the pros, cons, and challenges of developing original characters in the comics world. Featuring: Christina Blanch (Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), Amy Chu (Girls Night Out), Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Dean Haspiel (Red Hook), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), and Sarah Vaughn (Alex + Ada).

Check out the rest of the Baltimore Comic-con programming here:

UPDATE: Baltimore Comic-Con and the artists of The Baltimore Comic-con Yearbook celebrating Matt Wagner‘s GRENDEL, held an art auction that raised $10,000 for Seth Kushner to help with his costs to fight Leukemia. Big THANKS to all the artists, Delete Blood Cancer, the BCC staff and to angels, Marc Nathan,Shelly Nathan and Bradford Tree for reminding us that comix is about community.

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Save Our Schmuck


August 26 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Union Hall – Brooklyn – 702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

An evening of live comix readings, music, & comedy raising funds for health care costs related to Seth Kushner’s fight with leukemia.

If you cannot attend but would like to help Seth, you can donate here

Performances by

Molly Crabapple

Dean Haspiel

Akim Funk Buddha —


Josh Neufeld

Plucky Charms

Christa Cassano

Mike Cavallaro w/ Sticks & Stones

(+more acts TBA)

$15 Tickets & Info:

Produced by Jeff Newelt

Co-presented by HEEB Magazine

Onsite bone marrow registration by Delete Blood Cancer

Read about Seth’s fight with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in an article in Bleeding Cool by Hannah Means-Shannon:


Seth is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, where he and his wife, Terra are raising their five year old son. A renowned photographer, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, L’Uomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and other publications.

Published books include, The Brooklynites, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics and upcoming New York Comics.

Seth is co-founder of TRIP CITY, home to his CulturePOP photocomix and Schmuck comics. In 2013, Seth co-founded HANG DAI Editions an independent publishing imprint.

Help Seth and others find their match by registering at this event to become a bone marrow donor with Delete Blood Cancer — All it takes is completing a registration form and swabbing the inside of your cheeks. In less than five minutes, you can potentially save a life!

Visit to learn more

Tickets & Info:

Facebook event page:

“Make A Stand For A Creator In Need At Seth Kushner’s ‘Save Our Schmuck Benefit’ In New York” at Bleeding Cool:

amNY: “Seth Kushner benefit ‘Save Our Schmuck’ to help ill Brooklyn photographer/writer”

Heeb blog:

Bleeding Cool: How Not To Make It ‘About Me’ – Helping A Creator In Need At Seth Kushner’s Save Our Schmuck Benefit In New York:

SAVE OUR SCHMUCK Benefit photo album, organized by Jeff Newelt. Photos by Kathleen Ching.

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Den of Geek! conducts a nice interview with Seth Kushner about battling Leukemia, the support of family, friends and peers, and making his hospital room his office:

Robot 6 reports “Seth Kushner fights isolation with superheroes”

Good friend Carlos Molina and actor Bryan Cranston, star of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” helped shed good will on Seth:

Also, Seth designed THE MATCH, a hero to help delete blood cancer!


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Hang Dai at NY Comics Fest 2014


On Saturday, June 14th, Gregory Benton (B+F, Force of Nature, Stake), Christa Cassano (The Giant Effect), Josh Neufeld (The Vagabonds), and Dean Haspiel (Fear My Dear, Psychotronic Comix) will be at NY Comics Fest in White Plains, NY.

Dean will be doing a The Fox signing and a panel:

12:30pm – 1:15pm: Mark Waid & Dean Haspiel signing at the Archie booth.

3pm – 4pm: WRITING COMICS with Dean Haspiel, Justin Gray, Fred Van Lente, and Dan Goldman, moderated by Hannah Means-Shannon.

ALSO, Delete Blood Cancer will be hosting a Bone Marrow Drive in honor of HANG DAI Studio mate, Seth Kushner, who is currently battling Leukemia:

Be sure to swing by the HANG DAI Editions table where Greg Benton will debut STAKE, at NY Comics Fest!



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