June 10th, 2015


Black Panther sketch

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I was asked to draw The Black Panther for an upcoming magazine article involving Marvel Comics characters. My first attempt was based on a Jack Kirby illustration and that's the one they went with (I'll alert y'all when it's been released).

I wanted to try my hand at my own version (sans homage) and did a quick sketch. The pose is wonky but I was thinking about Kirby's original design where Black Panther's features were more prominent. I was trying to hint at something of an African mask in the shadows of his face. I don't think I pulled it off but it's something I'd like to return to as Black Panther is one of my favorite characters.

Topless Robot reviews The Fox #3

"Haspiel's art is a great match for this story - timeless and energetic and vibrant, like if Bruce Timm was drawing comics in the early '70s. The Fox's villains are all bright and colorful, without a lot of menace but all with very fun designs. If you haven't jumped onto any of these Dark Circle books, but you're looking for something a little bit on the light side, this is a great choice."

Read the entire review here: http://www.toplessrobot.com/2015/06/marvel_zombies_constantine_jason_aaron_the_fox.php

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"Haspiel’s sentiments are fully conveyed in the third chapter of The Fox. If you pick up the Haspiel cover, complete with a Billy Dogma-ish Paul Patton Jr. covered in smooches from a bevy of women, we’re immediately transported to an Eisner-esque tale of super-heroics. Paul Patton Jr. a.k.a. The Fox, is strolling down the street with a coffee in one hand and his cell in the other. Do we question a grown man dressed in a Fox like outfit crossing the street? No! And why should we? If readers can accept worlds converging and secret wars filled with battles than why can’t we accept a world of heroes and villains and… Madam Satan?!?"

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Read the entire review here: http://whatchareading.com/fox-chapter-three/

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Read the entire review here: http://www.thegeekality.com/review-the-fox-3/