Gregory Benton will be tabling at New York Comic-con 2015 with Hang Dai Studios mate Joe Infurnari. They will be in Artist’s Alley at table U15 selling & signing copies of B+F, SMOKE, and The BUNKER, including exclusive prints & original art + commissions, directly across from Hang Dai Editions cohorts Dean Haspiel and Josh Neufeld at table V6. Needless to say, beware of low-flying spitballs.
Dean will be selling & signing copies of his new graphic novel memoir, BEEF WITH TOMATO, and some copies of his Billy Dogma magazine, HEART-SHAPED HOLE. He will be selling other comix, including the Wizard World variant cover he did for THE WALKING DEAD, 11×17 prints of “The Walking Deadpool,” and a brand new poster-sized Billy Dogma experience called “Asscape,” debuting exclusively at NYCC.
Josh will be selling copies of his award-winning graphic novels, A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, issues of The Vagabonds, and other stuff. Dean & Josh will be available for commissions, too.
Here’s the rundown on parties and panels:
Thursday, October 8
Rock N’ Comix
Thursday, October 8 / 7:30pm – 10:30pm
185 Christopher St, New York, New York 10014
Big-name comics creators like Charles Soule and Dean Haspiel read along to their comics (for all to see on the big screen) while alt-rock bands Run by the Gun and Americans UK provide a booming, epic score. Grab a drink and enjoy this multisensory comics experience that goes far beyond the page.
Thursday, October 8
Dark Circle Comics
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. in Room 1A18
Discover comics’ most ambitious new imprint as Alex Segura (editor of Dark Circle Comics), Mike Pellerito (president of Archie Comics), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (chief creative officer), Chuck Wendig (co-writer, The Shield), and Frank Tieri (writer, The Hangman) expand the groundbreaking universe of titles coming from Dark Circle Comics with exclusive news and reveals! Find out why The Black Hood, The Shield, The Hangman, and The Web will be your new favorite comics.
Saturday, October 10
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM | Family HQ – 1C02
What’s in a fable? Chris Duffy hosts the authors of the just-published anthology Fable Comics as they create fables before your eyes…with your help! Now you can turn a classic story into a comic in this fun, interactive program.
LINE Webtoon – Comics For Everyone!
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Room 1A21
LINE Webtoon is the global leader in digital comics publishing with over 30 billion issues of comics read. Join LINE Webtoon Head of Content Tom Akel to discuss how to develop, publish and monetize your comic, as well as the unique features of LINE Webtoon’s technology and their Fall line-up/upcoming titles with Matt Hawkins (Cyber Force), Dean Haspiel (New Brooklyn), Rob Feldman (Cyko KO) and Stephen McCraine (Space Boy).
Sunday, October 11
The Comix Life of Seth Kushner
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Room 1B03
After fighting a brave battle with cancer, the comix community lost photographer and writer, Seth Kushner. In his short time making comix, he left behind such wonderful and ground-breaking works as The Brooklynites, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics, CulturePOP, and the recently published Schmuck ~ the graphic novel. In October of 2015, a street in Brooklyn was renamed in his honor. Help us continue honoring the his spirit with memories & stories from his collaborators & studio mates: Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, moderator Hannah-Means Shannon and surprise guests. Learn how Seth Kushner went from schmuck to mensch to superhero.