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Dean Haspiel

The thug with the velvet mind

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No permissions. No apologies. Neuron misfire and unabashed hype.

“Dean Haspiel is trying to put as much work into his life as he is putting life into his work.”

Current Works:

BILLY DOGMA in "Immortal" [nominated for an Eisner Award for 'Best Digital Comic']: http://www.act-i-vate.com/21.comic
BILLY DOGMA in "Fear, My Dear": http://www.act-i-vate.com/22.comic
BILLY DOGMA in "Sex Planet": http://www.act-i-vate.com/62.comic
BZZT: http://www.smithmag.net/nextdoorneighbor/2009/04/19/story-27/
ACT-I-VATE [the very best in original webcomics]: http://www.act-i-vate.com

[The Brooklyn Social, 2006. Photographed by Vito Delsante.]

Emmy award winning artist, Dean Haspiel is a native New Yorker who created the Eisner Award nominated BILLY DOGMA, the semi-autobiographical STREET CODE, and helped pioneer personal webcomics with the invention of ACT-I-VATE.com. Dino has collaborated on many great superhero and semi-autobiographical comic books published by Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Dark Horse, Image, Top Shelf, Scholastic, Toon Books, Playboy, and The New York Times, including collaborations with Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Ames, Jonathan Lethem, and Inverna Lockpez on the Harvey Award winning, CUBA: MY REVOLUTION, and draws for SyFy's "Warehouse 13" and HBO's "Bored To Death," for which he won an Emmy for his contributions to the opening title sequence. Dean is a founding member of HANG DAI Studios in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn and steeps in psychotronic movies, cosmic electronica, and Jack Kirby pulp.

NOTE: Due to the nature of the internet and various interpretations about online publishing, everything I write about my life and my work is copyright Dean Haspiel.

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