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Sunday, May 31st, 2020
12:36 pm - Dino FAQ






 photo Dino2015 by Stefano Giovannini_zpsksifitd4.jpg

http://www.deanhaspiel.com/

Emmy & Ringo award winner, Dean Haspiel created Billy Dogma, The Red Hook, and War Cry, 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. Dino has written and drawn many comix for Marvel, DC, Image, Archie, IDW, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, and LINE Webtoons; including The Fox, The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, X-men, Deadpool, Batman, Wonder Woman, Godzilla, Mars Attacks, Creepy, The Walking Dead, SpongeBob SquarePants, and semi-autobio collaborations with Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Ames, Inverna Lockpez, Jonathan Lethem, Stoya, and Stan Lee.

Read THE RED HOOK, and WAR CRY for free at LINE Webtoons http://www.webtoons.com/en/super-hero/the-red-hook/list?title_no=643 & http://www.webtoons.com/en/super-hero/war-cry/ep-1/viewer?title_no=1247&episode_no=1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deanhaspiel_art/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/deanhaspiel

Artist's Statement:
No permissions. No apologies.

Honors:
-Yaddo fellow
-Master Artist at The Atlantic Center for the Arts
-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

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
6:17 pm - Bleeding Cool: Dean Haspiel’s Red Hook continues free at LINE Webtoon with STARCROSS


Press release:

Starcross is the fifth Webtoon series in the New Brooklyn Universe, and the anticipated follow up to The Red Hook trilogy’s second season, War Cry which wrapped in May. Starcross will publish new episodes weekly beginning in early 2019, for free.

Starcross finds New Brooklyn on the eve of an ice age that will make all life on earth extinct. The only way to save the planet is for Red Hook to ally with Sun Dog, find and rekindle romance with War Cry, confront the Omni-Gods, and give birth to a new dawn where only love can save the world!

“Starcross is my most ambitious project yet!” claims creator Dean Haspiel. “As much as The Red Hook saga is about independence, art, community, and the rise of new heroes, it’s mostly about love and what we’re willing to sacrifice for it.”

Recently published in print by Image Comics, The Red Hook won the 2017 Ringo Award for Best Webcomic and the sequel, War Cry, is a finalist this year for the same award. Both titles are currently available to binge at LINE Webtoon. Still free.

You can read the Bleeding Cool article and see the special preview here: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/07/17/dean-haspiel-red-hook-webtoons-starcross/

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11:40 am - NY1 News on Dean Haspiel and THE RED HOOK


NY1 News field reporter Chelsea Katz did a nice, short piece on me and my graphic novel, The Red Hook. Big Ups to Shannan Ferry & Izzy Fleming.

Click here to watch the report:

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/brooklyn/news/2018/07/17/comic-book-inspired-by-all-things-brooklyn-hits-shelves-#

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Monday, July 16th, 2018
3:53 pm - First Comics News interviews Dean Haspiel about THE RED HOOK
Rik Offenberger interviewed me about THE RED HOOK for First Comics News.

https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/dean-haspiel-talks-about-the-red-hook/

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12:07 pm - Dean Haspiel at San Diego Comicon 2018


After a twelve year hiatus*, I will be at San Diego Comicon 2018 promoting THE RED HOOK, and the 10th Anniversary edition of THE ALCOHOLIC (my graphic novel collaboration with Jonathan Ames).

https://www.comic-con.org/

Here is my weekend schedule:

FRIDAY

1pm - 1:45pm Image Comics booth #2729 signing for The Red Hook

3:30pm - 4:30pm Berger Books group signing at Dark Horse booth #2615

5pm - 6pm Berger Books: The Second Wave panel in Room 25ABC
Berger Books keeps great comics coming in its second wave of new and unusual genre-bending series. Editor Karen Berger (Vertigo founder) is joined by Christopher Cantwell (co-creator of AMC’s acclaimed Halt and Catch Fire, She Could Fly), Dean Haspiel (Emmy Award-winning artist of HBO’s Bored to Death, The Alcoholic), legendary comics writer Ann Nocenti (The Seeds), art director Richard Bruning, and the one and only Dave Gibbons (The Originals expanded edition) plus a special surprise panelist and announcement!

SATURDAY

11am - 12pm We Believe in Suspense Image Comics panel in Room 7AB
Comic scribes wield character, dialogue, and panels with clockwork precision, leading readers through a gauntlet of plot beats designed to ratchet tension and escalate stakes. In concert with artists, these storytellers operate outside budget constraints to orchestrate explosive dramas without any limits save their own imaginations. Listen to a panel of thrill gurus including Donny Cates (Redneck) Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural), Steve Orlando (Crude), Jacob Semahn (No. 1 with a Bullet), Megan Hutchison (Rockstars), and Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook) as they deconstruct their approach to weaving the tightest suspense in comics.

1pm - 1:45pm signing at Dark Horse Comics booth #2615

4pm Heavy Metal signing booth #1529

*here is a link to my blog post about the last time I was at SDCC in 2006: https://man-size.livejournal.com/228828.html

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Sunday, July 15th, 2018
5:37 pm - Forces Of Geek reviews THE RED HOOK vol.1 New Brooklyn
Excerpts:

"Dean Haspiel is a living legend. His works are always strong."

"Haspiel is pretty much a one man show here and the art is as dynamic as the writing. The Red Hook tries not to do the heroic thing in the beginning, which I loved. Then he feels the Omni Fist of Altruism clutching his heart. He is forced to do the right thing. It’s little touches like this which made the book stand out. Another example of that is when the residents have to form a new economy. It’s well thought out and feels fresh."

"Haspiel does another fine job here. He has created a book that demands you add it to your library. Every page brings something new and it’s a delight."

Read the entire review here: http://www.forcesofgeek.com/2018/07/the-red-hook-vol-1-new-brooklyn-review.html

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Saturday, July 7th, 2018
3:21 pm - Publisher's Weekly reviews Dean Haspiel's The Red Hook vol.1 New Brooklyn
"Winner of the 2017 Ringo Award for Best Webcomic in its original online format, this lively graphic novel is a fast-moving, funky twist on the standard superhero. Haspiel (Beef with Tomato) gives the setting-as-character concept a literal version, imagining Brooklyn awakening as a life force when its people secede from New York State. Only Sam Brosia, a costumed superthief called the Red Hook, can save the heart of Brooklyn by turning from crime to become a hero. This postmodern Jack Kirby–style adventure injects superhero tropes into contemporary urban politics—or is it vice versa? Underneath the fantastic, funny exterior lies a fable of strength and righteousness populated by heroes and villains with punny local names: the Coney, the Sheep’s Head, gang boss Benson Hurst, and superhero the Green Point, who bestows upon Sam “the Omni-Fist of Altruism,” an inner selflessness, and borough awareness. Haspiel’s dynamic and energetic page layouts lean into the over-the-top visual absurdity of his gag, with characters in spandex costumes battling as urban ballet against a backdrop of recognizable Brooklyn architecture rendered with detail and authenticity. Haspiel sets up a playful, novel mythology in the Red Hook’s mission of salvation with room to expand (despite rent inflation!) in the ongoing series."

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-5343-0920-3

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3:08 pm - The Beat: Hearts Beat & Fists Clench for Justice in Dean Haspiel’s THE RED HOOK
AJ Frost wrote a very kind review of my graphic novel, THE RED HOOK, at The Beat.

Excerpts:

"a triumph of sequential storytelling. Besides being one of the most prolific and hardworking auteurs on the scene, Haspiel’s chops, imagination, and ingenuity are all on powerful display here as he tells the tale of a thief magically coerced into becoming a hero. It’s a thrilling and thoughtful ride."

"...the art throughout the book ebbs and flows from quietude to bombast. Every turn of the page reveals something extraordinary, which is an even greater feat because the book debuted without physical pages. The coloring in this book too is simply extraordinary. There’s an eclectic mix of pages that alternate between muted two color palette followed by huge explosions of hue and brio. There is always something new to discover here."

"The land of New Brooklyn is a fecund playing ground for the modern superhero. With the Red Hook, Dean Haspiel has created is a masterwork of the comics form. He goes for the high concept and succeeds in sticking the landing."

Read the entire review here: http://www.comicsbeat.com/review-hearts-beat-fists-clench-for-justice-in-dean-haspiels-the-red-hook/

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2:16 pm - RIP Steve Ditko


This one hit me hard. A comics industry legend. Honored to have met and spoken to him a bunch of times. Happy to have been influenced by his imagination. A true artist and auteur. Steve Ditko was a profound individual.

I often cite Jack Kirby as my greatest comic book influence. But, Steve Ditko was certainly on the Top 10 list of my favorite cartoonists. I don't have the faculty at this moment to discuss Ditko's craft and vision and how much his work affects me to this day. I'm still processing his passing. It's crystal clear how much Ditko innovated the industry and inspired so many creators.

In 2011, I was asked by then Amazing Spider-man editor, Stephen Wacker, to conjure an 8-page Spider-man story. His challenge? "What happened to the costume the night Peter Parker quit being Spider-man?" (from issue #50) I could do whatever I wanted to, just as long as the costume was returned to the garbage can in the alley by the end of the story.

Here's what I did, "Spider-man for a night," published August 22, 2012 in Amazing Spider-man #692, the 50th anniversary issue of one of the best superheroes ever created. Thank you Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.










ADDENDUM

Every time I visited Steve Ditko, it was a cold call. I introduced Ditko once to my mother, and another time to a fellow cartoonist, Joe Infurnari. Ditko was nice but always hesitant. As if he was ready to shut the door if he didn't like who he saw. As my visits increased (five times total), I could tell his patience wore thin. The first time we talked, I gifted him a copy of CUBA: My Revolution. We talked about Cuba which he seemed to be interested in. I asked him if he still drew comics and he said "Everyday." His commitment to the medium energized me and I supported all of his Kickstarters. The most time we shared together was probably 20 minutes? He was initially kind but super private and easily irritated. I believe I gave him a copy of my Billy Dogma comix the second or third time we met, and I always wondered if that turned him off to me. Because our auteur work speaks for us, I wonder if he felt we had philosophical differences that drew the proverbial line. I think he had a tough time being empathetic to other points of views. Maybe that was part of the reason he was a recluse? I also wondered often about his relationship with people. Who did he confide in? Did he ever experience romance? How did that inform his work? I never asked him about that. The last time I was near his office/home, I spoke to the doorman and we shared Ditko anecdotes. They loved that Ditko resided there but everyone respected his mystery. I elected to not bother him ever again. I never corresponded with Ditko over mail but I intended to send him a copy of THE RED HOOK next week. I think he might've liked that one.

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
11:25 am - Dean Haspiel's Red Hook writes a striking love letter to Brooklyn and Silver-Age bombast
Image Comics eporter Rich Barrett did a promotional interview with me about The Red Hook for their Image+ magazine and website:

Excerpts:

"The titular Red Hook is a super-thief who finds himself transformed, against his will, into a decent human being. In a passing of the torch before his death, the world’s greatest hero, The Green Point (anyone familiar with Brooklyn geography will find the names behind Haspiel’s ensemble endearingly familiar), thrusts his Omni-Fist of Altruism into Red Hook’s chest, where it stays permanently clenched around his heart. Acting altruistically doesn’t come naturally to the Red Hook, nor his girlfriend, the Possum, but his new chest implant drags him across the morality divide—a blurry line in Haspiel’s noir-tinged fiction.

Superhero comics have consistently held a mirror to the times and the society that created them. The Red Hook offers contemporary commentary dressed as a throwback to a simpler era that the saddened, sentient Brooklyn may be longing to return to. Haspiel merges broad, larger-than-life super-heroics with tongue-in-cheek humor and loopy pseudo-science, mixed with political messages the author says will touch on “community, gentrification, and how hard it is to make a living as an artist.”

This Brooklyn shares far more in common with the real one than representations in other comics. At one point, the fallout from a super-heroic battle is compared to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, and the comic even opens with a real-world event that inspired Haspiel to approach this project: a prank in which the American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced with white surrender flags. The borough has remained a muse for Haspiel for decades. “I was born and bred in the Upper West Side but found my heart in Brooklyn,” he says of moving to the Carroll Gardens neighborhood almost 21 years ago."

“There is no single panel that is more important than another panel in any given comic book or graphic novel,” he explains. “All the panels and pages are there to serve the story. So, with that in mind, I've taken a more reductive approach, drawing what is essential in order to maximize emotion and move my character-driven plot in dramatic and humorous, yet sometimes absurd, ways. My costume and character designs are honed into a graphic zenith of what makes them tick so you know who they are, close and afar.”

The Red Hook is the beginning of something big for Haspiel and New Brooklyn. “Because we're creating a new superhero universe,” he says, “some people think we're nuts competing with Marvel and DC Comics—but we're not. Our NuBKU comix can't help but be influenced by Silver Age comics, but we're still firmly rooted in alternative, outlier sensibilities. I would like to spark a NuBKU anthology, akin to ye olde Marvel’s Tales To Astonish where you get two, maybe three, serialized stories featuring our premier characters. Fingers crossed we get to launch a line of books not unlike Marvel Comics, 1961!”

Read the entire article here: https://imagecomics.com/features/dean-haspiels-red-hook-writes-a-striking-love-letter-to-brooklyn-and-silver

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
12:27 pm - July 5th @7:30pm: Dean Haspiel presents THE RED HOOK w/Josh Neufeld at Greenlight Bookstore


Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1609
Thursday, July 5, 7:30 PM
Dean Haspiel presents The Red Hook, Vol. 1: New Brooklyn
In conversation with Josh Neufeld
Visual presentation and discussion
Wine reception to follow

From Emmy- and Ringo-Award winning comic artist and writer Dean Haspiel comes The Red Hook, the first collected volume of his popular web comic of the same name and a “love letter to Silver Age comics, cinema, and to Brooklyn,” (Bleedingcool.com). The Red Hook follows a unique group of heroes who emerge in the fallout from Brooklyn’s decision to secede from New York State – and in this universe, Brooklyn is not just a setting, but a sentient character with a broken heart. Once a master thief, the Red Hook has been bequeathed the Omni-Fist of Altruism and is transformed into a superhero – against his will. At this exclusive Brooklyn bookstore event, Haspiel presents his comics ode to Brooklyn with a visual presentation and preview of his new work, and a discussion with comics writer and artist Josh Neufeld, author of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge and other works. A wine reception follows to celebrate the collection.

https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/dean-haspiel-josh-neufeld

https://www.facebook.com/events/379597855875568/

Here are some pix from the event, taken by Jen Ferguson:




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Sunday, July 1st, 2018
10:06 pm - The Village Voice: Pow! The Red Hook Takes New Brooklyn
Alexis Sottile interviewed me about my graphic novel, THE RED HOOK, for The Village Voice.

Sottile wote: "The Red Hook is an ode to Brooklyn wrapped in a Dear John letter (wrapped in an “I love you anyway” letter), and inked in more bright and muddy hues than the water of the Gowanus Canal."

Here are some excerpts from the interview:

"I grew up reading Marvel and DC comics and then later on specifically a lot of Jack Kirby–inspired comics and/or written and drawn by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Stan Lee, later on Frank Miller, Jim Starlin…and what I discovered is that a lot of those comics that were made back then were very prescient. And you could say the same thing about Star Trek or any kind of science-fiction or fantasy material, where if you put ideas out there, they start to materialize. Like our phones. We went from dial phones to, like, a flip phone from Star Trek. Anyway, all of these comics would impart these future ideas, which, little by small, start to come true."

"So, [years ago] I’m sitting in a studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn, sharing a space with six other artists because we can’t afford individual studios anymore, and then those studios start to become too expensive. And buildings are getting bought and sold to the highest bidder, who then sit on a space and do nothing with it, because they’re waiting for the developers to turn the neighborhoods into Gardens of Earthly Delight — I mean, the Gowanus Canal in my lifetime is never going to be a place to swim in. Why would you want to do that? — but that’s the kind of thing they’re trying to do. The building the studio was in two years ago, which then got bought and sold, is still sitting there, they tore down all the walls, and I saw some plans, where underneath the Smith and 9th Street station they were trying to show a huge patio garden where they’re serving food and beer while the F and G trains run over you. On the one hand, it’s a fun idea, but realistically, it doesn’t work. They [builders] buy these 99-year leases, and sit on them for 10 years, and kick out all the artists. It’s too expensive. New York City is no longer underwriting the avant-garde, or interested in performance spaces. They’d rather build another bank or another pharmaceutical grocery store."

"I didn’t worry too much about the nuts and bolts of what would happen, except, when you pull the bridge apart, it snaps in half, a bunch of subway systems will flood…but what kind of beauty will rise from it? And you know, I love superhero comics, so I thought, there’ll be superheroes and supervillains, I’ll get to have fun with those tropes. But at the same time, I myself want to be able to trade or sell or barter my artwork that I do as actual commerce. I remember going to the dentist, and I couldn’t afford the root canal. And I discovered that the dentist was a comic book fan, and I basically got commissioned to draw him as a superhero in trade for a root canal."

You can read the entire article/interview here: https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/06/29/pow-the-red-hook-takes-new-brooklyn/

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9:56 pm - Geek.com: Breaking Down Image Comics’ Genres Within Genres
Geek.com's Tres Dean wrote an article about an Image Comics panel I was on discussing genre in comic books at Book Expo America 2018.

Excerpts:

"After some brief introductions, Alverson got the conversation underway by observing that each creator had described their work as falling within the realm of different genres, be it queer romance or superhero. Haspiel countered, suggesting that superheroes encompass many genres, be it crime or speculative fiction. He argued that fights and superpowers aren’t what dictate the genre, which Soule quickly pointed out very much is a genre in and of itself. Those kinds of stories do exist, and should."

"This led to a discussion about art influencing the perception of genre. Haspiel recalled drawing a Harvey Pekar graphic novel and being called out for his style looking too “superhero”-esque."

"Haspiel touched on that, discussing how years and years of early superhero comics dictated the perceived genre of superhero comics and that this is present in any genre and in any art form. It takes, as Haspiel suggested, something bold like the Run-DMC/Aerosmith collaboration to blur the lines and shift perceptions. “We have that latitude now,” he stated."

"As the conversation progressed, Haspiel said that he feels genre is something of a promise to a reader, comparing it to a Chekhov’s Gun equivalent: if you introduce a gun in a scene, it has to go off. Similarly, if your story is marketed as a horror story or a superhero comic, there are certain things that you are promising that have to happen."

"Of the panelists, Haspiel’s work most frequently defies or blends genre. Haspiel talked about effectively playing DJ, mixing and matching bits and pieces of genres he likes in his work, creating something unique to his perspective out of those smaller parts. He said he tends to shirk from the straightforward genre, citing an offer years ago to pitch Hulk: Noir for Marvel and coming up short. Later though, when given more freedom with genre, he came up with the Wood God story for Marvel’s Strange Tales."

"Haspiel brought up an earlier comment by Alverson, who said that she doesn’t care for science fiction, and suggested that the film Arrival is a great example of one that defies its roots in sci-fi and becomes something greater."

Read the entire article here: https://www.geek.com/comics/breaking-down-image-comics-genres-within-genres-1744617/

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12:43 pm - Dean Haspiel's WAR CRY Ringo nominated for 'Best Webcomic' 2018


I'm thrilled that WAR CRY, my sequel to The Red Hook, was nominated for a Ringo Award for 'Best Webcomic' 2018.

Industry professionals can vote here: http://ringoawards.com/

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018
12:47 am - Comic Book Club: Dean Haspiel

(Justin Tyler, Dino, and Pete LePage at The PIT Loft, NYC)

On June 27, 2018, I talked to Justin Tyler and Pete LePage about my new graphic novel, THE RED HOOK, and other stuff at Comic Book Club live podcast with a cameo from actor Eli Ganias at The PIT Loft, NYC.

Listen here: http://comicbookclublive.com/2018/06/27/comic-book-club-dean-haspiel-2/


(Pete tries to stump Eli Ganias with "Dean Haspiel trivia" as Justin holds down the fort)

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12:39 am - Comicon.com: Breaking A Hero’s Heart: The Red Hook Jumps Into Print With A Cache Of Extras
Hannah Means-Shannon wrote a nice review of my graphic novel, THE RED HOOK, at Comicon.com.

Excerpts:

"The bedrock of all of this is not just a sense of fun and artistic expansiveness in drawing on the traditions of so many superhero comics that have come before, but also the twisting knife of personal relationships. The stuff that makes Sam writhe in real life—his care for the Possum and for his mother, who becomes a vigilante known as “The Coney”—become part and parcel of what makes him writhe as a hero. He begins to feel for other people the way he previously felt just about a couple of people in his life. And it’s excruciating.

There’s very little understated about The Red Hook. This is a comic of extreme acrobatics, larger than panel sound effects, crazy-ass villains with names like “The Iron Knee” (say it fast), and plenty of Kirby crackle. But it’s also a comic of real emotion, unpredictable twists and turns, and a great origin story for a memorable character."

"Here’s a collection that will encourage you to “embrace the heartache” of comics tradition as well as engage you as a person, making you wonder at all the crazy and wild elements that make up superhero comics, and consider further what they can become in the hands of a 21st century creator with a wealth of tradition to re-interpret and re-invent."

Read the entire review here: http://www.comicon.com/2018/06/26/breaking-a-heros-heart-the-red-hook-jumps-into-print-with-a-cache-of-extras/

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
4:55 pm - NY1 News: The subway, through the eyes of cartoonists
NY1 News reporter Jose Martinez did a piece called "The subway, through the eyes of cartoonists" on NY Transit Museum's "Underground Heroes" cartoon & comics art exhibition.

You can watch it here: http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/transit/2018/06/22/subway-comics-transit-museum-exhibit.html#

Excerpt:

"The exhibit displays drawings from the 1800s, when streetcars carried New Yorkers, to the delay-plagued system New Yorkers endure today.

Some of the themes are eternal, like the plague of overcrowding and the difficulty of getting a seat.

There is satire. "Houston, we have a pronouncation problem..." says one cartoon.

And, of course, fantasy: Superman, Spider-Man, The Punisher, Daredevil and Brooklyn's own "Red Hook."

"There's superheroes, there's monsters and there's regular people just like us," said Jodi Shapiro, associate curator with the New York Transit Museum.

The subway has long been fertile ground for cartoonists, and not just because many of them live here. It offers a chance to create intricate drawings and, with nearly 6 million daily riders, weigh in on the human condition."

Here are some snapshots from the opening reception:




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Thursday, June 21st, 2018
2:20 pm - Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts documentary
I was honored to participate in the documentary, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, celebrating one of the very best modern writers and thinkers of the 21st Century. The movie took a couple of years to produce but debuted in 2011.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtnkhgDn8A8

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
1:18 pm - Underground Heroes: New York Transit In Comics


I'm honored to participate in an exhibit, "Underground Heroes: New York Transit In Comics" at the NY Transit Museum. Some of my art from THE RED HOOK will be featured among a train of esteemed cartoonists (only a few of who are listed in the press release). When visiting NYC, please be sure to visit.

Here is the official exhibit information:

Underground Heroes: New York Transit In Comics

June 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019

New York’s rich visual vernacular is a colorful setting for illustrated stories, so it comes as no surprise that our iconic transportation system plays a starring role in comics and graphic novels. Drawing on satirical cartoons, comic strips and comic books from the 19th through the 21st centuries, Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics is a raucous ride through New York’s transit system from a range of visual storytellers. The exhibit includes such luminaries as Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, Bill Griffith, Roz Chast, Ronald Wimberly and Julia Wertz whose work demonstrates the influence that mass transit has on the stories that are irrevocably woven into the cultural fabric of New York City.

The Big Apple is often as important as the people (and creatures) in comics narratives, and the creators of these fantastic stories draw inspiration from the world around them. The transit system serves as the scene for heroic rescues, as secret lairs for supervillains, and as the site for epic battles of wills. Subways, railroads, streetcars, and buses can whisk heroes to far-flung corners of the city, or serve as a rogue’s gallery of unusual characters.

http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/exhibits-collections/
http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/exhibits-collections/exhibits/

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Monday, June 18th, 2018
9:51 pm - WhoDooTV Comics interviews Dean Haspiel about The Red Hook at Image Expo 2018
WhoDooTV Comics interviewed me about THE RED HOOK graphic novel at Image Expo 2018.

You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L33jEY2H4IA

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