Dean Haspiel will be a guest at Wizard World Portland 2015 from Friday, January 23rd – Sunday, January 25th, and he will be doing two panels (see below). Dean will also be signing his exclusive Wizard World card featuring Billy Dogma & Jane Legit, drawing small commissions, and selling copies of PSYCHOTRONIC COMIX.
Wizard World Portland 2015
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23
4:30-5:15pm TITANS OF INDEPENDENT COMICS WITH BILLY DOGMA’S DEAN HASPIEL, TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN’S SHANNON WHEELER AND DAVID CHELSEA IN LOVE’S DAVID CHELSEA (C120)
The model of comics creators tethered to one or two major publishers, working on adventures of corporately-owned characters is no longer the only game in town. Many of the top talents in comics work either exclusively on their own material, while others work both sides of the street, alternating independent work with mainstream assignments done in their own distinctive styles. Here, speaking about how they have forged their own paths, are some of the most distinctive creators in comics today: Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma; American Splendor), Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man; Villain House) and David Chelsea (David Chelsea in Love; Everybody Gets It Wrong!). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Rough Guide to Graphic Novels; Studs Terkel’s Working).
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25
11:30-12:15pm CREATE-A-COMICS-STORY WITH X-MEN’S CHRIS CLAREMONT AND THE FOX’S DEAN HASPIEL (C120)
Ever wonder what it would be like to collaborate on making comics with top professionals? In this fun-and-educational session, superstar writer Chris Claremont (X-Men; Fantastic Four) and celebrated artist Dean Haspiel (The Fox; Billy Dogma) create a new character and story before your eyes, incorporating audience members’ ideas and suggestions! Come see—and join in—the creative process! The panel will be moderated by longtime Marvel writer and editor Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man; How to Create Comics from Script to Print).