Comics Alternative Podcast #148: Hang Dai Editions (Publisher Spotlight)
I'm back again on the Comics Alternative podcast! This time, Derek Royal and I spotlight the first three book-length releases from Hang Dai Editions: Beef with Tomato by Dean Haspiel; Smoke by Gregory Benton; and Schmuck, written by the late Seth Kushner and with art by almost two dozen cartoonists.
Beef and Schmuck both are memoirs told through short stories, with Dean's book tending towards danger (of various kinds) and Seth's book tending towards, well, schmuckiness (primarily in terms of relationships). Smoke moves in a different direction, with a wordless tale of young immigrant workers and other realms. Together, these books represent a strong bookstore debut for the collective. Bonus: Derek talks briefly with Dean and Greg about Hang Dai!
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