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Dean Haspiel

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7th February 2011

11:34am: Swankety Swank - Creative Genius: Dean Haspiel
My personal radar for creative genius is pinged every time I walk into DEEP6, my shared studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn, where I’m afforded the honor to witness and collaborate in great imaginations, sparking and solving narrative challenges. The studio environment creates a spiritual energy that has no alchemical equivalent. It’s a romantic energy that binds our ideas and releases our art and there is no formula for such unqualified beauty. And, when art is taking a break from my studio, it’s happening all around us, inside and out, all the time. It can’t be stopped.

My muse is my fear coupled with a semi-narcissistic drive to impart evolved wisdom while asking big questions. Art is a reaction to love and life while exploring the universal truths.

I believe creativity comes from a divine combination of expression and invention with an innate yet bold desire to communicate to strangers.

–Dean Haspiel

http://swanketyswank.com/2011/02/creative-genius-dean-haspiel/
2:00pm: Reviews for SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT



TOO DANGEROUS FOR A GIRL! [excerpt]:
"Perry White takes centre stage and bar stool for a 'team-up' with Wildcat, who's in Metropolis on a case. The two old guys share a drink, an anecdote and advice in a spiffy little story written by Neil Kleid and drawn by Dean Haspiel. Kleid's narrative is sharp and ends on the perfect note, while Haspiel captures the veterans with vigour and gives us a wonderfully scrappy Newsboy Perry."
http://dangermart.blogspot.com/2011/02/superman-80-page-giant-2011-1-review.html

COMICS WHAT I READ THIS WEEK [excerpt]:
"Man, Dean Haspiel was BORN to draw Perry White and Wildcat. This is probably my second favorite story in the issue, a beautifully drawn story about two of the best “old guy” characters in the DCU talking about the old days and their kids."
http://hiveofscum.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/comics-what-that-i-read-this-week-february-2nd-2011/

WEEKLY COMIC BOOK REVIEW [excerpt]:
"Most Daily Planet stories revolve around Lois and Jimmy, the paper’s point men. But Neil Kleid shows that they’re continuing a journalistic spirit begun by their boss. Perry White’s boyhood tale of a run-in with Wildcat and the Guardian not only pays tribute to DC’s Golden Age stories, but speaks sentimentally to the bonds between fathers and sons. Dean Haspiel gives a great retro look to the script that’s appropriate and lively, but also respects the emotional scenes."
http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2011/02/05/superman-80-page-giant-2011-review/

WIZARDS WORLD [excerpt]:
"Most Daily Planet stories go around around Lois and Jimmy, the paper’s point men. But Neil Kleid shows that they’re going on a journalistic spirit (U) down by their boss. Perry White’s boyhood tale of a run-in with Wildcat and the Guardian not only pays tribute to DC’s Golden Age stories, but speaks sentimentally to the bonds between fathers and sons. Dean Haspiel gives an enthusiastic retro appear to the script that’s apropos and zippy, but also respects the affectional scenes."
http://www.wizardsworld.com/superman-80-page-giant-2011-%E2%80%93-review/

Comics Bulletin [excerpt]:
"Let’s not forget that Emmy Award Winner Haspiel draws a man in a cat costume and boxing gloves punching oldtimey gangsters with big sci-fi bazookas. I love comics. He also draws some great layouts, like one where the panels take the shape of the edges of the bar counter surrounding it. This story alone is worth the price of admission."
http://www.comicsbulletin.com/reviews/129711419977151.htm

EVERY DAY IS LIKE WEDNESDAY [excerpt]:
"Haspiel’s art is, naturally, masterful, and Kleid’s story is great too—finding common ground between these two long-lived but relatively minor DCU supporting characters, and giving them some things in common to talk about."
http://everydayislikewednesday.blogspot.com/2011/02/comic-shop-comics-feb-2-9.html
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