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Dean Haspiel


6th December 2013

11:32am: Carroll + Clinton
I heard the sounds of rubber tires screeching to a halt and a loud crash of metal crushing flesh. A woman screaming "Call 911!" sent Freon up my spine. I peered out my window and saw neighbors dialing their phones. I ran down my block and lying under a plastic garbage bag was the crumpled body of a Chinese delivery man and his bicycle. Next to him was a black man holding a garbage pail lid over his bleeding head to block the rain. The grill of the black man's van was hanging on by a twisted thread of smashed headlight wires. A woman was telling the semi-conscious victim to "Stop moving your head!" but he didn't understand English. I put a piece of found cardboard under his head because he kept trying to scratch it. The pain from the gaping wound behind his scalp must have itched. Paramedics arrived with cops in tow and they took the poor guy away. The crowd dispersed and the rain washed the blood away, almost making the accident an apparition. Someone tied his busted bike to a rail and it stood there for weeks before it got robbed it of all its parts.
11:34am: Destroy the Brain reviews THE FOX #2
"I’d like to express my personal gratitude to Dean Haspiel for his rendering of The Fox. A lot of the mainstream superhero comic artists do their best to avoid drawing their male protagonists’ in any kind of embarrassing or exposed posture but The Fox isn’t given that kind of annoyingly sensitive dignity; he gets tossed around, (wo)manhandled (by his wife no less!), and generally comes off as infinitely more human than standard superhero tropes. I find myself so much more invested in the character because of it."

Read the rest of the review here: http://www.destroythebrain.com/comics/comic-execution-126-grindhouse-fox-burn-orphanage
11:37am: Pop Culture Maven reviews THE FOX #2
"Haspiel has really taken a very middle of the road superhero and turn the book into a really wild ride. The aspect of the book that I really love is it’s goofiness, but it never goes too far over the edge of it. I really liked the idea of Haspiel not taking the book in the standard superhero adventures that we see far too often from the big two publishers. He is willing to take chances and take the book in directions that you are not suspecting. He is also creating an underlying mythology that is very intriguing."

"Haspiel has created a really smart and funny superhero book that is not afraid to go in different directions."

Read the rest of the review here: http://www.popculturemaven.com/uncategorized/new-comic-book-reviews-week-of-12413/
10:09pm: All About Books & Comics reviews THE FOX #2
"Haspiel is an indy creator with strong Kirby and Alex Toth influences, and this Archie superhero character, a kind of lone-wolf Batman/Spirit type, offers a great match for his strengths. The credits list Haspiel as “plotter” and Waid as “scripter”; I’m guessing that means Waid took the already-done art, talked to Haspiel about the story outline, and then supplied the dialogue, and the interior monologue that acts as captions. It’s a sprawling story that transports the hero to another world, where he has to fight a bunch of monsters to help rescue a kingdom from a tyrant: pretty standard stuff, except that the energetic art and a healthy dose of humor help to propel the story, as does having a non-powered costumed character who’s so out of his depth. Look for the variant cover, a Paul Pope homage to Alex Toth that’s a marvel of color and composition."

10:22pm: Three Minutes of Dean Haspiel Inking An Impromptu Incubus by Frank Reynoso, Scored By Barry White

Click here for the video and report and pictures: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/12/06/three-minutes-of-dean-haspiel-inking-a-vampire-incubus-by-frank-reynoso-accompanied-by-barry-white/
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