October 23rd, 2019

2010

The Brooklyn Ink: “RED HOOK,” BROOKLYN’S VERY OWN SUPERHERO, BATTLES VILLAINS AND RISING RENTS

When I was signing WAR CRY (The Red Hook vol.2) at the Image Comics booth during New York Comicon 2019, journalist Jenna Gyimesi interviewed me for The Brooklyn Ink.

Here's an excerpt:

The Red Hook resulted from Haspiel “anthropomorphizing my problem,” he said. “Do you not care about your artists. Do you just want to be a bunch of CVS’s and banks? Just rich people buying up lots, and apartments and never using them? Who’s supposed to live here?” he asked.

“I’m not a religious person,” Haspiel said, yet he found a kind of spirituality sitting in the small back room of Sunny’s bar, where musicians flow into the crowd with accordions and mandolins on Saturday night Bluegrass Jams, making it difficult to tell who is a part of the band and who’s not.

What seems more important to Haspiel is that his ideas may one day make a positive impact on the world. “Look at Star Trek, a lot of our sci-fi, a lot of our superhero stuff,” he said. “Eventually some of these things become realized, these weird ideas. I realized maybe as an author, an artist, a cartoonist, if I put these ideas out there, maybe they will boomerang into real life.”

Read the entire article here: http://brooklynink.org/2019/10/16/57209-red-hook-brooklyns-very-own-superhero-battles-villains-and-rising-rents/