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The Artists’ Colony

by Dean Haspiel

  I had forgotten how much I enjoyed sitting at the head of a long dinner table at the mansion until I was granted a second residency at the legendary artists colony in upstate New York. It wasn’t because I demanded an audience or that the seat positioned me in a way to judge my [...]

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Cinema Arts Centre presents “An Evening with Dean Haspiel”

by Dean Haspiel

Cinema and comics share images as a vehicle of storytelling. So it seemed natural to present “An Evening with Dean Haspiel”, one of the foremost graphic storytellers of our time, at the Cinema Arts Centre, last Fall (October 4th, 2012). Hosted by Matthew Berkowitz, founder of Rough Hewn Productions and long-time friend of Dean’s, the [...]

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Parallel Worlds profiles Simmons + Haspiel’s CREEPY

by Dean Haspiel

Hannah Means-Shannon interviewed me and cartoonist Josh Simmons about “The Scales,” our horror collaboration for CREEPY #13 [published by Dark Horse], at The NY Post’s Parallel Worlds. CREEPY #13 comes out tomorrow, August 21st, in finer comix shoppes. EXTRA: here is a link to a podcast interview I did with Josh Simmons at TRIP CITY [...]

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Howard Chaykin’s Blush

by Dean Haspiel

I witnessed Howard Chaykin blush once. Of course, that doesn’t mean anything to people who don’t know Howard. So, it’s good to know a few things about the man. Howard is an upright citizen that leans left and expresses himself with intimidating clarity and authority and is uber-self aware and confident of his virtues and [...]

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Haspiel & Waid on THE FOX

by Dean Haspiel

USA Today’s Brian Truitt interviewed me and Mark Waid about our upcoming 5-issue mini-series for Archie/Red Circle Comics called THE FOX. We’re working in a classic comic book making style made famous when Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko developed the “Marvel Method,” where I write and draw the story and Mark writes [...]

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The Superhero Reader

by Dean Haspiel

  I was hired to design the cover to THE SUPERHERO READER, a historical anthology of scholarly superhero essays curated and edited by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester. The cover features my characters, Billy Dogma & Jane Legit. You can learn more about the book and order it here. Enjoy! –Dino  

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Blood + Brains

by Dean Haspiel

BLOOD + BRAINS by Jeffrey Burandt and Dean Haspiel was first published in December of 2012 in Image Comics’ Creator Owned Heroes #7, which you can buy now, digitally, on Comixology by clicking HERE. Pitched as a full-length graphic-novel, Blood + Brains takes the “vampires vs. zombies” premise, and pushes it to a whole new, [...]

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NY Post + NY Observer reports The Red Hook

by Dean Haspiel

  The NY Post interviewed me about my new webcomic, THE RED HOOK. You can read about it here and then read the actual comic! Article excerpt: “Haspiel set the story in the area due to its lingering feel of small-town lawlessness — making it ripe for a tale about crime and mayhem, he said. [...]

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The Red Hook

by Dean Haspiel

THE RED HOOK is Dean Haspiel’s love letter to Brooklyn, NY and homage to the truncated storytelling and limited color palette of the Golden Age of superhero pulp noir. A 21st Century wink to the 1960s styles of Alex Toth, Will Eisner, C.C. Beck, and Jack Kirby by way of Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, and [...]

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Fantastic Forty-Six

by Dean Haspiel

I was not prepared for what Arlen was going to do with my words. What started as a candid response to the art and business of making comix turned into this beautiful gift from artist/designer/comic book historian, Arlen Schumer. If you know me, you know that I love The Fantastic Four and, despite my healthy [...]

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Arlen Schumer on Carmine Infantino & Carmine Street Comics

by Dean Haspiel

Arlen Schumer, artist on “Fantastic Forty-Six,” is giving a free retrospective/lecture about the great/late cartoonist/publisher, Carmine Infantino! It will also be live-streamed. Details below. –Dino CARMINE INFANTINO VisuaLecture retrospective/eulogy for legendary comic book artist CARMINE INFANTINO (1925-2013), spotlighting Infantino’s definitive versions of DC Comics’ superheroes The Flash, Adam Strange and Batman! (Part of Ben Katchor‘s [...]

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Dean Haspiel draws BATMAN ’66 #2 + CREEPY #13

by Dean Haspiel

ITEM #1 I just finished drawing a Killer Croc story for BATMAN ’66 #2, written by Jeff Parker. It will appear in digital and print. Be sure to check out both formats as the reading experience differs. Here’s the solicitation: BATMAN ‘66 #2 Written by JEFF PARKER Art by RUBEN PROCOPIO and DEAN HASPIEL Cover [...]

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