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Make Mine MoCCA: Dean Haspiel powers up

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Make Mine MoCCA: Dean Haspiel powers up

Dean Haspiel’s plans for the weekend include an participating in an all-star panel, pimping the Act-I-Vate Primer, and DJ’ing at what sounds like the comics party of the decade. He talks about his work and MoCCA in this Twi-NY interview, and here are the details of his schedule:

SATURDAY, April 10th, 2:00 PM
The Art of the Superhero: When Singular Vision Meets Popular Mythology
Once upon a time, comics defenders made much fuss over how “comics are not just superheroes.” We turn the notion on its head, exploring how superheroes can be not only as smart, and as much of a personal artistic expression as the more “literary” autobio and indie comix, but when done right these new myths can be simply sublime. Join true superheroes of the art Frank Miller (Dark Knight Returns, Sin City), Jaime Hernandez (Love & Rockets), Paul Pope (Batman Year 100, Heavy Liquid), Kyle Baker (Plastic Man, Nat Turner) & Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE) as they explore what they find inspiring about the genre and about each others work. Moderated by Jeff Newelt (HEEB, Smith, Royal Flush)

4PM – 6PM, I’ll be signing copies of THE ACT-I-VATE PRIMER at the ACT-I-VATE table.

7:30PM – MoCCA Fest 2010 Official AfterPARTY boasts comics readings, animation, live drawing, beer & snacks, and music!
Saturday, April 10 at 7:30PM; party till the ink dries!
The Village Pourhouse (63 3rd Ave @11th Street, NYC)
Cost: $5 entry

THE LINE-UP [tentative schedule]:
7:30: Dean Haspiel aka DJ MAN-SIZE spins the sonic woo of robot dolphin sex sirens from the 25th Century.
8:30pm: The MoCCA Live Strip Show part 2! – all-star lineup of cartoonists bring to life hilarious strips.
9:30pm: Brian Heater AKA DJ CrossHatch spins 60s soul and rock
10:30pm: Paul Pope AKA DJ PULPHOPE pops psychedelic cosmic rock jams + PSYCHENAUT SciFi video mashup
+ much more!

SUNDAY, April 11th
2 – 3PM — I will be drawing benefit sketches at the MoCCA Artist Sketch Table.

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