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Dean Haspiel


6th August 2015

11:13am: Reading With A Flight Ring reviews The Fox #5

"I have to hand it to Dean here because while his unique style of artwork is normally what I gravitate towards has taken Mr. Smile and made him this really sexually ambiguous creepy nutcase that just looking at kind of gives you the heebie jeebies."

"I will say that this arc was really well planned and executed full of surprises and twists that kept me entertained throughout."

"The Fox does indeed have its dark side to it but with it’s well placed levity and great characterization this is certainly a character to keep your eye on."

Read the entire review here: http://readingwithaflightring.weebly.com/reviews/the-fox-5
11:20am: The Beat: Dean Haspiel’s Beef With Tomato sparks a “conversational flame”
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Heidi MacDonald interviewed me at The Beat about my graphic memoir, BEEF WITH TOMATO, and showed an exclusive preview of a comix story called "Snow Dope."


"Ever since I discovered Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor as a young teenager in NYC, I’ve been a fan of memoir comix. Everything from Joe Matt, Joe Sacco, and Gabrielle Bell to Seth Kushner’s posthumous Schmuck, and Jennifer Hayden’s upcoming, The Story Of My Tits. In the 1990s, I expanded my superhero trappings and dabbled in my own semi-autobio comix within the pages of Keyhole, a two-man anthology I did at the behest of my then-high school buddy Josh Neufeld, who has grown to become one of the premiere non-fiction comix journalists. I remember discovering the power of true life conversations within the pages of David Greenberger’s Duplex Planet Illustrated, and contributing my own rookie sensibilities to that wonderful project. I’ve always been enamored by the auteur voice and their thinly disguised avatars the likes of Jessica Abel, Adrian Tomine, and Bob Fingerman. BEEF WITH TOMATO is my way of contributing to that literary library."

"I’m a died-in-wool believer in sharing stories. More important than money, stories is our universal commerce. Were benevolent aliens to land in Prospect Park today, we wouldn’t be throwing gold at each other, we’d be huddled around a fire trading stories; the very currency of community. BEEF WITH TOMATO is a book meant to honor a NYC that no longer exists while helping spark a conversational flame between you and me."

Read the entire article/interview here: http://www.comicsbeat.com/fall-preview-dean-haspiels-beef-with-tomato-sparks-a-conversational-flame/
2:43pm: The Fandom Post reviews The Fox #5

"Things come full circle at the end here where Paul becomes an accessible and likable character that leaves me wanting to see more of the family business come to life and what fallout there may be from their interactions with Smile. Haspiel and Waid have put together a really fun book here that harkens to the past in a lot of ways but with the right kinds of modern touches to bring it all together. Haspiel’s artwork in particular is a big sell simply because of the panel layouts and the camera work done to present the action, going from unusual places to give it a very distinct sense of self that makes it engaging to read several times to take in those aspects. Here’s to more adventures with The Fox and his family in our future."

Read the entire review here: http://www.fandompost.com/2015/08/06/the-fox-5-review/
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