E mmy award winning artist Dean Haspiel created the Eisner Award nominated Billy Dogma, illustrated for HBO’s “Bored To Death,” is a Yaddo fellow, won “The 6th Anniversary Literary Death Match,” was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, spoke about independent comix art at The Library of Congress, and teaches comic book storytelling.

Dean is a native New Yorker and he writes & draws  superhero and semi-autobiographical comics, including: Spider-Man, Batman, X-men, The Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Godzilla, Mars Attacks, American Splendor, The Last Mortician (with Tim Hall), Michael Chabon’s The Escapist, Creepy (with Josh Simmons), and graphic novels with Harvey Pekar (The Quitter), Jonathan Ames (The Alcoholic), Inverna Lockpez (CUBA: My Revolution), and Stan Lee. Dean also helped pioneer personal webcomics with the invention of ACT-I-VATE, Next-Door Neighbor for SMITH Magazine, Street Code for DC Digital, and was the comix editor for Cousin Corinne’s REMINDER (where he collaborated with Jonathan Lethem). Dean is currently collaborating with writers Mark Waid and J.M. DeMatteis on The Fox for Archie/Red Circle Comics. Please visit

TRIP CITY is the current vista where Dean Haspiel’s cosmic bruiser, Billy Dogma, excavates unexpurgated romance and adventure with his knock ’em dead dame, Jane Legit, while flexing two-fisted aggro-moxie and purple staccato for the 21st Century. Please click here to see what Dean’s been up to at TRIP CITY.

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ATTENTION Art Directors, Editors, Publishers, Writers, Etc: if you’d like to see current samples of Dean Haspiel’s art, please check out his gallery and contact him at dean [dot] haspiel [at] verizon [dot] net.