PAUL BENJAMIN: Writer, Editor, Supermodel

Austin Comic Con Appearance Schedule

Come find me this weekend at the Wizard World Austin convention! I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday, sharing a table with esteemed writer and editor Danny Fingeroth. It’ll be the first chance to get autographed copies of Disney Princess #5 and #6 live and in person!

I’ll also be on several panels that should be a blast!

1:00 Saturday
WORDS INTO PICTURES: HOW TO WRITE COMICS
with SPIDER-MAN’S TOM DeFALCO, THE RED HOOK’S DEAN HASPIEL, NO MERCY’S ALEX De CAMPI, DAREDEVIL’S CHARLES SOULE, HULK’S PAUL BENJAMIN and SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH (ROOM 12)
Accomplished comics writers Tom DeFalco (Spider-Man; Thor), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook; Beef With Tomato), Alex de Campi (Grindhouse; No Mercy), Charles Soule (Daredevil; Uncanny Inhumans), Paul Benjamin (The Hulk; Pantheon High) and Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics From Script to Print; Spider-Man) talk about how to put together a compelling comics story. Plus, they’ll answer your questions about both the creative and business sides of the comics writing profession, including how to find an artist to work with (hint: a comics convention is the number one place!) and how to write exciting dialogue!

3:30 Saturday 
WHO’S THE MOST NEUROTIC SUPERHERO? INSIDE THE MINDS OF BATMAN, SPIDER-MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, JESSICA JONES AND MORE with BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY’S DR. TRAVIS LANGLEY, PSYCHOLOGIST DR, ANTHONY BEAN, THE GEEK HANDBOOK’S ALEX LANGLEY, THE HULK’S PAUL BENJAMIN, UT’S DEREK ROYAL & SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH (ROOM 12)
Ever since the dawn of Marvel’s “superheroes with real problems,” costumed adventurers have been letting their psychological damage show. Spider-Man’s guilt and insecurity, Batman’s tango with trauma, Captain America’s survivor’s guilt and Jessica Jones’ smorgasbord of symptoms are just a few of the mental challenges that modern superheroes deal with. Today, psychologists Travis Langley (Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology) and Anthony Bean (videogaming expert), author Alex Langley (The Geek Handbook), writer Paul Benjamin (Spider-Man),educator and blogger Derek Royal (The Comics Alternative) and comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society) discuss the psychological challenges a variety of heroes (and maybe some villains) deals with.

5:30 Saturday
THE MARVEL LEGACY: THE 77-YEAR HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF IDEAS, FROM THE BEGINNING TO DEADPOOL TO CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR with SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH AND THE HULK’S PAUL BENJAMIN (BALLROOM E
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In 1939, Marvel Comics #1 debuted, unleashing The Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch on the world, and launching what would come to be known as the Marvel Universe. Today, Danny Fingeroth (Deadly Foes of Spider-Man; The Stan Lee Universe) and Paul Benjamin (Amazing Spider-Man; Marvel Heroes MMO) present an illustrated tour through the many decades of comics, movies and TV series that make up the phenomenon that is Marvel.

Disney Princess #5

DISNEY PRINCESS #5 Cover and Art by Amy Mebberson, Written by Paul Benjamin, Amy Mebberson, Georgia Ball, and Patrick Storck. Letters by AndWorldDesign. Disney’s beloved heroines have returned in this hilarious collection of Disney Princess comic strips! Featuring laugh-out-loud stories from the worlds of Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, Aurora, and more, this charming new ongoing seriesContinue Reading

Armadillocon 2016 Schedule

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Staple! 2015 – Visit the show this weekend!

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The Mythical Pantheon High vol. 3 is finally available!

Did you enjoy reading Pantheon High 1 and 2? Have you wondered what happened to Griffin, son of Hades or Grace, daughter of Tyr and all their friends? Your wait is over! All three volumes of Pantheon High are now available on Comixology.com! It was way back in 2011 that Tokyopop announced it was shuttingContinue Reading