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Emmy Award-winning graphic novelist visits

Emmy Award-winning artist Dean Haspiel (“Dino”), creator of the Eisner Award nominated comic-book series BILLY DOGMA (featured artwork is from this series) will speak at Stetson Oct. 16.

Stetson University will host an illustrated artist’s talk, followed by a Q&A, with Emmy Award-winning graphic novelist Dean Haspiel, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Rinker Auditorium, inside the Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. A reception will follow in Sampson Hall. The event is open to the public, free of charge.

The appearance of Dean Haspiel is made possible by Atlantic Center for the Master-Artists-in-Residence Outreach Program, and Ed & Jeanie Harris. It is sponsored by Stetson University’s Artists & Lecturers Committee, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Stetson University Humanities Program.

Emmy Award-winning artist Dean Haspiel (“Dino”), creator of the Eisner Award nominated comic-book series BILLY DOGMA,  has illustrated for HBO’s “Bored To Death,” received a residency from The Corporation of Yaddo, and teaches comic book storytelling. Dino has written and drawn many superhero comics and semi-autobiographical comix, including Spider-Man, Batman, X-Men, Godzilla, Mars Attacks, and collaborations with Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Ames, Inverna Lockpez, and Jonathan Lethem. Dino also curates and creates multimedia projects for TripCity.net. Haspiel’s website can be found at http://www.deanhaspiel.com/.

For further information, please contact Stetson English Professor Rusty Witek at jwitek@stetson.edu, or call the English Department at (386) 822-7720. Cultural credit will be available for Stetson students.

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