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(photo of Dean Haspiel 2019 by Whitney Matheson)

(Photo by Steve Friedman. Taken at Yaddo, Sept. 2019)

(photo of Dean Haspiel 2020 by Jen Ferguson)

(Dino selfie, 2020)

(Dino selfie, January 2021)

(Dino selfie, February 2021)


Emmy & Ringo award winner, Dean Haspiel created Billy Dogma, The Red Hook, illustrated for HBO's "Bored To Death," was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright, and helped pioneer personal webcomics via ACT-I-VATE. Dino has written and drawn many comix for Marvel, DC, Image, Archie, IDW, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, and LINE Webtoon; including The Fox, The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, X-men, Deadpool, Batman, Wonder Woman, Godzilla, Mars Attacks, Creepy, SpongeBob SquarePants, Popeye, and semi-autobio collaborations with Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Ames, Inverna Lockpez, Jonathan Lethem, Stoya, and Stan Lee.

NIGHTWORK is a multimedia collaboration project between Dean Haspiel & Whitney Matheson: https://www.nightwork.studio/

Subscribe to Dean Haspiel's free, occasional newsletter: https://deanhaspiel.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=7317095478d5910eecbe63be4&id=41f5fba78c

Listen to SCENE BY SCENE WITH JOSH & DEAN, the podcast that breaks down American Splendor the movie, Josh Neufeld & Dean Haspiel's relationship with the late/great Harvey Pekar, and growing up in NYC learning to make comix: http://scenebyscenepodcast.com/

Read THE RED HOOK saga for free at Webtoon:
1) THE RED HOOK: http://www.webtoons.com/en/super-hero/the-red-hook/list?title_no=643
2) WAR CRY: https://www.webtoons.com/en/super-hero/war-cry/list?title_no=1247
3) STARCROSS: https://www.webtoons.com/en/super-hero/star-cross/list?title_no=1599
4) BLACKOUT: https://www.webtoons.com/en/super-hero/the-red-hook-blackout/list?title_no=2282
5) PTSD: Post-Traumatic Superhero Disorder https://www.webtoons.com/en/super-hero/the-red-hook-blackout/ep-27-ptsd-part-1-season-2-premiere/viewer?title_no=2282&episode_no=27

THE RED HOOK vol.1 New Brooklyn is also available at ComiXology: https://www.comixology.com/The-Red-Hook/comics-series/128047

THE RED HOOK promo videos:
Webtoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSA3jLZVWkk (with original music by Moby)
Image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJteYH6WZoU

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deanhaspiel_art/
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Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/deanhaspiel

Artist's Statements:

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-Emmy Award winner for title design work on HBO's "Bored To Death."
-Eisner Award nominee for "Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition" and "Outstanding Webcomic."
-Ringo Award winner for "Best Webcomic 2017" for THE RED HOOK
-Yaddo fellow
-Master Artist at The Atlantic Center for the Arts

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Baltimore Comicon 2021

I will be a guest at Baltimore Comicon 2021, my favorite comix show of the year. You can find me at booth 3210 along with Josh Neufeld and Whitney Matheson, where we officially debut KEYHOLE #7, the 25th anniversary edition of our comix anthology. We will be attending the Ringo Awards in hopes of winning 'Best Anthology' for PANDEMIX, Quarantine Comics in the Age of 'Rona. And I will also be participating in four panels throughout the weekend:

Friday October 22, 2021 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Room: 321
Come hear tips, tricks, and stories from award-winning comics creators about crafting your own unique creator-owned comics tales as well as the business of making comics. Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Thom Zahler (Love and Capes, Cupids Arrows, Warning Label), Steve Conley (The Middle Age, Astounding Space Thrills), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), and Reilly Brown (Batman/Fortnite, Outrage) will discuss their experiences and answer your questions

Saturday October 23, 2021 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Room: 323
If you ever read a webcomic on the Internet and said, “Hey, I’d like to do that,” here’s your chance to learn how. Join Trevor Mueller, Dean Haspiel, Katie Cook, Thom Zahler, and Steve Conley as they share their knowledge and experience with you on how they make their webtoons!

Saturday October 23, 2021 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Room: 326
Taking inspiration from Marvel, DC, and current events, a diverse new league of genre comics have emerged. Join Reilly Brown (Outrage), Vito Delsante (Stray), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), and Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl) as they discuss redefining the urban superhero in the modern age. Moderated by Whitney Matheson.

Sunday October 24, 2021 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Room: 323
After five, ten, twenty years, what do creators do to recharge and keep themselves interested? Jerry Ordway (Power of Shazam!), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge), and Paul D. Storrie (Harley Quinn & the Gotham Girls) share their secrets with Bob Greenberger – and you!


HiLoBrow reviews The Red Hook in PTSD

Adam McGovern reviews the first 3-chapters (of 13) of The Red Hook in PTSD: Post-Traumatic Superhero Disorder at HiLoBrow:

"By the time philosopher-cartoonist Dean Haspiel’s The Red Hook saga resumes, the titular protagonist has retired his costumed persona, in the coda to his longrunning webcomic, PTSD: Post-Traumatic Superhero Disorder (currently in-progress at Webtoon). He’s tried to put an end to one chapter of his life, while his mom, psychotic vigilante The Coney, keeps leaping backward into an epic she could walk away from. Pieces are put back together out of sequence and with gaps; the painful memory of half of their family getting gunned down in mob-hit crossfire, and the cracks this put in the two survivors’ lives together and apart, recurs like a migraine on a treadmill, small details sharding off of it over time. Haspiel himself has fought for and helped forge a future for individualistic hardboiled-charm comics, and his alter-ego here is trying to stride forward while the Coney’s truest sickness is the attachment to old ways, obsolete stories. Sam Brosia (the former Red Hook) has stepped outside the box (panel) entirely; the strip’s short leap forward in time finds his allies The Possum and Sun Kiss (each, like him, former criminals who switched teams) now standing larger in the frame. This lesbian, Latinx-Asian couple are heroes who look and act like the future, while Sam seeks to be content tending bar at a beloved local dive, a dying way more worth living for than his past occupations as boxer, burglar, and accidental hero. Haspiel’s dialogue dances like a prizefighter and his visuals are the very shape and color of tenderhearted toughness; rough-hewn and expressive, scruffy and dynamic. Tautly tangled circumstances may pull Sam back in several directions… but for this character and creator, there’s no end, just another edge."



Bleeding Cool: Dean Haspiel's Red Hook ends with Post-Traumatic Superhero Disorder

"The series finale of Dean Haspiel's The Red Hook ends with PTSD: Post-Traumatic Superhero Disorder, launching September 29th at Webtoon. The comic tells the story of The Red Hook, a super-thief who is bequeathed the omni-fist of altruism and transformed into a hero against his will, a year after a sentient Brooklyn's heart is broken and physically secedes from America. It is a bit weird, I will admit. In The Red Hook: PTSD, The Coney goes to war with a mafia kingpin when a specter from the past comes to kill her son, The Red Hook, who has quit being a superhero."

Emmy Award-winning cartoonist Dean Haspiel said, "I'm excited to complete my Red Hook saga at Webtoon. It's been an incredible six-year journey with props to Vito Delsante, Ricardo Venancio, Shamus Beyale, Jason Goungor, Frank Reynoso, and the late, great Seth Kushner for helping explore New Brooklyn with two series spin-offs, The Purple Heart and The Brooklynite, respectively. Big Ups to Tom Akel for believing in me and to David Lee for letting me stick the landing."

You can read the entire article here: https://bleedingcool.com/comics/dean-haspiel-red-hook-post-traumatic-superhero-disorder/


"Longtime friends and cartoonists Dean Haspiel and Josh Neufeld will celebrate a quarter century of collaborations with a new issue of KEYHOLE COMICS at Baltimore Comic-Con. From minicomics to graphic novels, anthologies, and podcasts, Dean and Josh have been contrasting their sensibilities since their days drawing comics in the Music & Art High School lunchroom. Joining the disparate duo this year is PANDEMIX co-editor Whitney Matheson, who is debuting DIARY COMIX 2021, which excerpts highlights from her daily strip."

You can read the entire article here: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Dean-Haspiel-and-Josh-Neufeld-Return-to-Baltimore-Comic-Con-for-KEYHOLE-COMICS--25th-Anniversary.html?soid=1101956786023&aid=kr8yMVXV3NY

Denny Barracuda

I'm proud to announce that a one-act play Whitney Matheson wrote, DENNY BARRACUDA, will be performed Sept. 8 and 23 at The Brick theater in Brooklyn, NY.

Whitney wrote DENNY at the peak of the pandemic and, fittingly, it follows an artist who has been quarantined in his apartment for a year. When he calls upon the services of a woman named Denny Barracuda, he doesn't know what he's in for.

We're thrilled to be working with director Shannon Goldman, actors Madeleine Morrell and Lawrence Trailer. The short performance is part of The Brick's ?!: New Works festival, and tickets for the two shows are on sale at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/dept/2018/1630468800000


Tales of the Night Watchman #11: "The Untold Legend of Luna" featuring THE RED HOOK on ComiXology

Tales of the Night Watchman #11: "The Untold Legend of Luna" featuring THE RED HOOK is now available digitally on ComiXology!

A crossover event three centuries in the making! Super-thief meets superhero as Image Comics' the Red Hook teams up with the Night Watchman to travel back in time to save Brooklyn's first superhero, Luna, erased from history by a male supervillain harboring an unhealthy obsession for her. Come smash the patriarchy with us in this loving and epic tribute to comics' Golden Age. Co-written by Emmy Award-winner Dean Haspiel.