Hang Dai Editions
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.
Dean Haspiel’s three-decade career in comics has been marked by certain unmistakable qualities: soulful, muscular cartooning, a burning desire to tell stories, and an openhearted nature that lifts those up around him. An Emmy Award winner for his work on HBO’s Bored to Death, Haspiel’s latest graphic novel, Beef with Tomato, is, in his own words, “a book meant to honor a NYC that no longer exists while helping spark a conversational flame between you and me.”
It is our great pleasure to welcome back Dean Haspiel, and to invite you to strike up that conversation.
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 Nickelodeon, 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).
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.
Christa Cassano has exhibited work in galleries and museums across the country and in Italy, where she won the Espoarte 2000 Award of Excellence in contemporary art. She studied at Cooper Union and was the recipient of two Lloyd Sherwood Grants. In 2012, Cassano attended a graphic novel residency at The Atlantic Center for the Arts which began a career in writing and drawing comics. She self-published The Giant Effect, and adapted John Leguizamo’s one-man show, Ghetto Klown, into a graphic novel for Abrams ComicArts.
See them at the
LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, October 31 – Halloween!
11 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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