Hang Dai at MoCCA 2016


Authors from Hang Dai Editions will be exhibiting and selling signature works, new and old, at table A112 at the MoCCA Arts Festival 2016, from April 2nd – April 3rd, 11am – 6pm at Metropolitan West on W 46th street in Manhattan. For more info about the venue, exhibitors, panels, etc: http://www.societyillustrators.org/Events-and-Programs/Special-Events/2016/MoCCA-Fest/MoCCA-Fest.aspx

HDE is proud to announce and debut:

THE VAGABONDS #5 by Josh Neufeld
[with Michael Keller, Adam Bessie, Martha Rosler, and Sari Wilson]
March 2015
24-pages. Full color. $5

Josh Neufeld’s The Vagabonds #5 features a ten-year Hurricane Katrina anniversary update with the characters from A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. The story “Fare Game” (co-reported and co-written by Al Jazeera America’s Michael Keller) examines ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. This issue features two collaborations with writer Adam Bessie, who is bravely living with a cancer diagnosis. Both pieces explore the ways technology filters the experience of living with an illness. Other pieces in this issue include a rundown of the origins and meanings of emojis, a humorous take on steroids in Major League Baseball, the changing nature of Brooklyn, and a selection of one-page comics. Not bad for five bucks!

Gregory Benton will have two posters for sale: “Little Nemo in B+F Land” and “Pest Control,” both 18″x24″, $10 each.


Dean Haspiel will be promoting his upcoming digital comix series, THE RED HOOK, launching April 6th at LINE Webtoons. Please be sure to ask him all about it.


Benton’s SMOKE, the late Seth Kushner’s SCHMUCK (with various artists), and Haspiel’s BEEF WITH TOMATO, will be making their MoCCA debut.

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Happy Holidays from Hang Dai


Happy Holidays from Hang Dai Editions.

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Dec. 16th: Hangin’ with HANG DAI EDITIONS’ Benton, Haspiel & Neufeld at Society of Illustrators


It’s a big year for Gowanus-based Hang Dai Studios. With the release of Dean Haspiel’s Beef With Tomato, Gregory Benton’s Smoke, and the late Seth Kushner’s Schmuck, the studio is poised to become a major player in the world of comics and graphic novels. Haspiel, Benton and fellow Hang Dai creator Josh Neufeld will discuss their work with moderator Danny Fingeroth, and will do dramatic readings of their stories! Plus: expect to see some special guests, too!

December 16, 2015  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at The Society of Illustrators in NYC.

$15 Non-member | $10 Member | $7 Senior/student (Undergrad students with valid ID)


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Affordable Art Show at Urban Folk Art Dec 4th, 7pm


Come see & get some affordable art (100 bucks and under) from Hang Dai Studio mates Gregory Benton, Dean Haspiel, & Christa Cassano, and Art In Chaos painter/neighbor, Jen Ferguson (plus, loads more artists), curated by Adam Suerte at Urban Folk Art Studios, located at 101 Smith Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY. Opening reception is on Friday, Dec. 4th, 2015 from 7pm – 10pm.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/209821086016292/

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Hang Dai & Jennifer Hayden at BookCourt, 12/3

(Haspiel & Benton photographed by the late Seth Kushner)

This Thursday (Dec. 3rd) @7pm sharp, please come see Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton & Jennifer Hayden perform & sign their latest graphic novels (Beef With Tomato, Smoke, The Story of My Tits) at BookCourt (plus, the late Seth Kushner’s SCHMUCK ~ and surprise guests).

Learn more about the authors, books and event here:

BookCourt is located at 163 Court street (between Pacific & Dean streets) Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 875-3677

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Hyperallergic examines BEEF WITH TOMATO


Dominic Umile examined Dean Haspiel’s BEEF WITH TOMATO graphic novel for Hyperallergic.


“Alongside spotless figure drawing and a penchant for crisp cityscape detail, Beef with Tomato’s pages are loaded with observation and thoughtful reflection. And even if we’re just voyeurs, most of these comics feel like sincere narratives…”

Read the entire review here: http://hyperallergic.com/256873/two-new-comics-memoirs-recount-tales-of-coming-out-and-life-in-brooklyn/

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The Brooklyn Paper interviews Dean Haspiel about BEEF WITH TOMATO

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Colin Mixson interviewed Dean Haspiel about his graphic novel, BEEF WITH TOMATO, for The Brooklyn Paper in the article “Escape from Manhattan! Carroll Gardens cartoonist draws tale of finding a home in Brooklyn.” Photographs by Stefano Giovannini. Big Ups to Bill Roundy.


“I was age 30, and I said, ‘I know everything I need to know about New York, I’m a Manhattani­te,’ and then I moved to Brooklyn and confronted the real concept of community,” Haspiel explained.

“It’s my love letter to Brooklyn,” he said. “It’s, warts and all, to expose the things that are really cool and f—– up about it.”

“The old Italians in the neighborhood I moved into looked at me like I was some kind of yuppie,” Haspiel explained. “I don’t have anything against yuppies, I’m just not one of them.”

“It’s funny, because, as I get older, I’m starting to get those inklings of ‘Get off my lawn,’ ” he said. “But it has gentrified a lot more and I get it. Neighborhoods like to be neighborhoods, and quarantine. It creates a sense of safety.”

“I can’t tell you what a New York story is, you have to live in it and it becomes that,” he said. “I’m shrugging off the rigors of Manhattan, while trying to embrace the history of Brooklyn.”

Read the entire article here: http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/38/45/24-dean-haspiel-to-carroll-gardens-2015-11-06-bk.html

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