HANG DAI Editions was founded in the Fall of 2013 in NYC by Gregory Benton, Dean Haspiel, and Seth Kushner over their mutual dedication to comix art. The imprint focuses on limited edition comix, graphic novels, and art books, with an emphasis on personal interaction at events, conventions, and signings. Josh Neufeld joined HDE in 2014.
HANG DAI Editions – creator owned, independently-produced signature works.
Read an interview with Benton, Haspiel and Kushner about the new imprint at Bleeding Cool, by Hannah Means-Shannon
Email us at: HangDaiEditions@gmail.com
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Gregory Benton has been making comix since 1993. He cut his teeth on the political anthology World War 3, moving on to writing and drawing stories for Nickelodoeon, Vertigo, DC Comics, Disney Adventures, Watson-Guptil, Entertainment Weekly, as well as contributing to numerous alternate-press comix anthologies. A graphic novel, Hummingbird, was published by Slave Labor Graphics in 1996. Gregory has also produced numerous limited-edition mini-comix. Hopefully you have some. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Fortune, among others. Most recently, his book B+F was awarded the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s inaugural Award of Excellence at MoCCAFest 2013. An expanded version of B+F has been released through Adhouse Books (USA) and Editions ça et la (France). GregoryBenton.com
Emmy award winner and Eisner Award nominee Dean Haspiel created BILLY DOGMA, illustrated for HBO’s “Bored To Death,” was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright, helped pioneer webcomics with ACT-I-VATE and TripCity.net, and is the co-founder of Hang Dai Editions. Dino has written and drawn many comicbooks, including The Fox, Spider-Man, Batman, X-men, The Fantastic Four, Wonder Woman, Deadpool, Godzilla, Mars Attacks, and collaborations with Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Ames, Inverna Lockpez, Jonathan Lethem, Mark Waid, and Stan Lee. Look out for his latest graphic novels, FEAR, MY DEAR: A Billy Dogma Experience, his semi-autobiographical, BEEF WITH TOMATO, and his upcoming webcomics series, THE RED HOOK on WebToons. DeanHaspiel.com
Seth Kushner was an award-winning photographer and writer. His photography appeared in The NY Times Magazine, Time, L’Uomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and more. His published books include Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics, (2012, co-authored with Christopher Irving), The Brooklynites (2007, co-authored with Anthony LaSala), the self-published fumetti anthology FORCE FIELD FOTOCOMIX VOL. 01, and his semi-autobio graphic novel, SCHMUCK. His posthumous superhero, The Brooklynite (co-created with artist, Shamus Beyale), will be published at LINEWebtoon as part of “The New Brooklyn” webseries in 2016. Seth’s comics and photo essays can be seen at TripCity.net. Seth battled cancer for a year and passed away in May of 2015, leaving behind his wife Terra and son Jackson. For more info, visit SethKushner.com.
Josh Neufeld is known for his graphic narratives of political and social upheaval, told through the voices of witnesses. He is the author of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon). In addition, he is the illustrator of The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media (W.W. Norton). He was a 2013 Knight-Wallace fellow in journalism at the University of Michigan. Neufeld won the Xeric Award for his first book, a collection of autobiographical travel stories called A Few Perfect Hours. He lives in Brooklyn. JoshComix.com