(Chris Miskiewicz, Hannah Means-Shannon, Gregory Benton, Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante, Christa Cassano, and Swifty Lang)
Jeff Ayers of Fanboy’s Inc., recaps the “Flying High With Hang Dai” panel at Baltimore Comic-con 2015, featuring Chris Miskiewicz, Hannah Means-Shannon, Gregory Benton, Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante, Christa Cassano, and Swifty Lang.
Hang Dai Editions has a lot to offer, from a myriad of talented people who are involved in the imprint and studio. They joked, and carried on throughout the panel, but also all had nothing but good things to say about each others work and their creative process, no matter how different from their own. The similarity of being in a band with other people was brought up a few times, and that metaphor works very well for a comix collective such as Hang Dai. You have to work together, and dig working with each other, because in the end, you are all stuck with one another. A small imprint and studio collective, with a focus on independent graphic work featuring personal experiences and interactions. A name derived from a saying in the famed Deadwood television series from HBO, that loosely translated to “brothers”. I can only say that once again, it is panel’s like these that you should seek out at comic conventions, whether they are small cons or big ones, like the upcoming New York Comic Con. (Which you can find a lot of the Hang Dai Group there as well!) It was truly an eye opening experience to sit in the audience of this panel, and we all left happy and yearning for more creativity in our own lives because of this experience.
You can read the entire report here: http://fanboysinc.com/baltimore-comic-con-flying-high-with-hang-dai-panel-recap/#sthash.dSzCRfpa.KkkObMUW.dpbs