Free Comic Book Day Weekend 2015 SPECIAL GUESTS: Dean Haspiel & HANG DAI Editions, Red Stylo Media, and More!


Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

 New Special Guests & Returning Creators!


HANG DAI Editions

Dean Haspiel * Gregory Benton
* Josh Neufeld *

Creator owned, independently-produced signature works focused on limited edition comix, graphic novels, and art books, with an emphasis on personal interaction at events, conventions, and signings.

Interview with Hannah Means-Shannon for Bleeding Cool

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Dean Haspiel

*Check out his FCBD story THE FOX from Archie/Dark Circle!

Emmy award winner and Eisner and Harvey Award nominee Dean Haspiel created BILLY DOGMA, illustrated for HBO’s “Bored To Death,” was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright (“Switch To Kill”), occasionally teaches comic book storytelling, and is the co-founder of HANG DAI Editions. Dino has written and drawn many comix including The Red Hook, The Fox, The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, X-men, Deadpool, Batman, Godzilla, Mars Attacks, and semi-autobio collaborations with Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Ames, Inverna Lockpez, Stan Lee, and Jonathan Lethem. Look out for his latest graphic novel, FEAR, MY DEAR: A Billy Dogma Experience.

Gregory Benton

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 Nickelodoeon, 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 and reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics in 2014. Gregory has also produced numerous limited-edition mini-comix, some of which reside in The Library of Congress’ rare books collection.
His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Fortune, among others.
In April of 2013, 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 was published in the autumn of 2013 through Adhouse Books (USA) and Editions çà et là (France). The long form edition of B+F was selected for the Society of Illustrators first Comics and Cartoon Art Annual in 2014.


Josh Neufeld

Josh Neufeld is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist known for his nonfiction narratives of political and social upheaval, told through the voices of witnesses. Neufeld has been an Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist, a Knight-Wallace Fellow in journalism, and a Xeric Award winner. His works include A.D: New Orleans After the Deluge, about Hurricane Katrina, and his comics series The Vagabonds, published through Hang Dai Editions.



Enrica Jang & Red Stylo Media

Enrica Jang is the founder and editor-in-chief at Red Stylo Media. She is editor of The Poe Twisted Anthology,Shakespeare Shaken, andUnfashioned Creatures, a Frankenstein Anthology. Her comics writing credits include Azteca, a comic series and motion comic,The House of Montresoran original graphic novel, and Angel With a Bullet, a mini-collection of original comics inspired by the music of Tom Waits. Her screenplay The Freshmenwas made into a short film, Frienemies, winner of a CINE Golden Eagle in 2011.



Erica Schultz

M3, Revenge: Secret Origin of Emily Thorne, Swords of Sorrow

Erica has worked in comics for nearly five years, providing artistic and editorial support for Neal Adams on The New Avengers 16.1, The First X-Men, Batman Odyssey, and Blood. She has also provided design, layout, lettering, and editorial support for creators including Dennis Calero and Todd Stashwick (Devil Inside), Nicholas Dedual (Torchbearer), and Red Stylo Media.
Erica was also one of the artists and “Motioneers” who brought The Astonishing X-Men motion comic “Gifted” to life.

Comics Alliance: Hire This Woman – Erica Schultz


Dawn Griffin: Zorphbert and Fred, Abby’s Adventures

Her online (and published) comic strip “Zorphbert and Fred” is going on it’s 8th year and boasts many accomplishments such as a nomination for “Best Anthro Comic”, and being included in numerous comic Anthologies.
Dawn illustrates “Abby’s Adventures”, a children’s book series written by Suzanne Ridolfi. The series has gotten many sponsors, one being Dove’s self esteem movement.
Dawn is active in the comic community and a contributing artist for charitable projects such as Team Cul de Sac: a tribute book to Richard Thompson, all proceeds going to the Parkinson’s Reasearch Fund. She also is a contributing story artist and cover artist of issue #1 for the brand new RISE: Comics Against Bullying anthology.