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Dean Haspiel

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8th May 2005

4:49pm: DC KIDS ~ interview
The editors of DC KIDS, a 64pp comix magazine that repackages TEEN TITANS GO! and JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES in the Philippines, interviewed me for their upcoming issue that reprints the issue of JLA that I drew.

I gave soft answers because I knew kids were the target audience. An audience I'm not used to writing for. I answered a query about the comix process by focusing on franchise collaborations so kids could learn how a DC comic gets made. I furnished the interview with some fun layouts and pencils, including images for upcoming projects. I was surprised the editors pulled some images from my website for stories that are for mature readers like BILLY DOGMA in "The Devil's Muumuu," which will debut in AS BIG AS EARTH #1.

The 3pp interview...Collapse )
7:32pm: Basqui-ART
While strolling through the Brooklyn Museum with SBX, we sat down to rest our legs only to confront the horror of an electric violinist playing music "inspired" by the unparalleled art of Jean-Michel Basquiat [who's select genius was featured up on the 5th floor]. To the side of the stage were tall, blank pieces of brown scratch paper taped to the wall and plastic cups filled with magic markers and Craypas, encouraging whoever desired to spontaneously create while the musician scored the endless possibilities. An awful scenario all around, I finally kicked my feet from underneath my chair and entered the roped off ghetto to make my fury known. The electric violinist annihilated an homage to Hendrix, while I scraped red, white, and blue marks in the form of a mad-face across the color brown. But something was missing. An energy I couldn't capture. So, I forced SBX to enter the controlled chaos and this is what our 8-minutes made:



Her English manners to my New York swagger.Collapse )
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