Gregory Benton

Breaking: Hang Dai Editions Universe Implodes In 'Fade To Whack: Fart In A Windstorm'

Bleeding Cool received a strangely urgent missive tonight in the wake of all of the Big Two announcements that undermined the stability of all fictional universes. That statement was: Hang Dai Editions, formed in 2014 by four New York cartoonists, Gregory Benton, Dean Haspiel, Seth Kushner, and Josh Neufeld, announced today on their website that […]

Hanging At Hang Dai Studios With Joe Infurnari, Dean Haspiel, And Seth Kushner

Walking into an active comics studio is always an experience in discovering the Kevin-Bacon like limited series of "degrees of separation" between the comics that are being produced right now. There are usually arcane connections that lead between books that no one's the wiser to unless they happen to stand in the room at the […]

Swag! HeroesCon Edition

I've just returned from Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend, one of the most comics creator-driven cons in the country, and my swag was such that I had to climb on a chair to take this aerial shot. So, we have the Skottie Young designed t-shirt for the con, a sticker for Heroes […]

Why The Grand Comics Fest In Brooklyn Ensures The Survival Of Comics

The Grand Comics Fest in Brooklyn is a thing to behold for many reasons: it's not an event that draws thousands of fans or has hundreds of comics creators (and God forbid any media movie or video game types), and yet it says a lot about comics and how to ensure the medium's longevity in […]

Delete Blood Cancer At JHU Comics Benefit For Seth Kushner + Signing

We announced on Bleeding Cool a couple of weeks ago that award-winning pop culture photographer and comics creator of the recent Kickstarter success Schmuck, featuring the work of 22 major indie artists, Seth Kushner was diagnosed with rapid-onset Leukemia and undergoing his first round of chemo, after which Kushner received the difficult news that he […]

Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend If You Like Comics

The MoCCA Fest award-winning graphic novel B+F, expanded to large sized, glorious hardback is on tour with its creator Gregory Benton. He's been traveling all over the world, and the country with B+F doing lavish illustrated inscriptions of poster-like dimensions for fans and here it is: his last stop on the B+F tour, at Quimby's […]

Hang Dai Studios Announces MoCCA Fest Anthology Debut – Plus Preview

The Brooklyn-based Hang Dai Studios has announced a whopping 48-page anthology release for April's New York held MoCCA Fest, hub of indie comics and small press projects. The comics included in the anthology, Hang Dai Studios Comix, have never been seen in print previously, with only a few appearing as web comics projects over the […]

Things To Do In New York And Philadelphia This Week If You Like Comics

Monday, February 17th Locust Moon Comics will be hosting a stop on Gregory Benton's massive book signing tour for his award winning graphic novel B+F from 6pm to 9pm. Don't miss out on getting one of Benton's famous double-interior cover original sketch spreads in color (poor guy's hands must be falling off by now). B+F is […]

Things To Do In New York and Philadelphia This Week If You Like Comics

Tuesday, February 11th The NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be meeting at 7:00 PM at Parsons The New School, Kellen auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue. This is free and open to the public. Presentations will be by Conor Stechschulte and Christopher Adams. Conor Stechschulte will give "a comprehensive look at the ideas and influences that lead […]

Gregory Benton's B+F Is Hitting The Road And Coming Soon To A Town Near You

[Benton at a recent Forbidden Planet NYC signing, photo by Jordan Isip] B+F started off as a large-folio self-published and lavish art comic that turned the heads of judges at MoCCA Fest 2013 in New York, and was picked up by Adhouse Books for a full graphic novel treatment in the hands of visual arts […]

Things to Do In New York This Week If You Like Comics

Wednesday, January 8th CAROUSEL: A Cartoon Slide Shows and Other Projected Pictures will be hosted by R. Sikoryak, featuring gag cartoons, graphic memoirs, live drawing, and more from: Jon Keith Brunelle, Sam Gross, John Kovaleski, Liza Donnelly, Roxanne Palmer, and Ariel Schrag with Valerie Schrag. It will be held at  7:30 pm at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (between […]

Getting A Feel For Comic Arts Brooklyn – Through Books And Pictures

Comic Arts Brooklyn ran for one day, Saturday November 9th, though there were related gallery shows and events leading up to the big day. It also ran panels at The Knitting Factory down the street, which played host to Paul Auster, Art Spiegelman, Jeff Smith, and many more. I believe the final tally for the […]