Man-Size (man_size) wrote,

Comicsverse interviews Dean Haspiel

I was interviewed at Wizard World Philadelphia in June, 2016 by Jamie Rice for Comicsverse.

Here is a link to the video interview:

This is what Jamie had to say about the interview:

"Dean Haspiel was the first name that I truly locked on to when I looked through the creator list earlier this year for Wizard World Philadelphia. As a huge fan of noir, detective comedies, and HBO in general, I knew that I would love to have the honor of interviewing the artist behind BORED TO DEATH, a detective tv show starring Jason Schwartzman as a novelist turned private detective, and the creator of a webcomic collective named ACT-I-VATE.

Talking to Haspiel showed me that what he was interested in, however, was much larger than just creating beautiful art and writing intriguing scripts. He is also interested in the technological changes that are occurring within the entertainment industry. Particularly, the fact that people are reading and watching their favorite media more and more on their phones. I can say from personal experience that I have tried and failed many times to truly enjoy a comic book on my iPhone. Whether I'm cramming for the next podcast or just trying to ingest the newest issue of BITCH PLANET the minute it comes to my phone on Comixology, Haspiel has accurately identified that the future of film, TV, and comics isn't just in the computer, it's also in the phone. And that artists and writers should plan accordingly.

Outside of that, he is also a super kind and humble guy. Even though this was not my first interview, I was certainly acting like it since it was my first one at this con and Haspiel was someone whose work I had read and seen over the years. Most of those nerves flew away when Haspiel came over to us setting up the camera and began to dance around me before going "Hey it's just an interview. We gotta have fun." If you like fun and smart people, you're gonna love this interview, and if you need a short introduction to Haspiel and his work I would definitely recommend THE LAST ROMANTIC ANTIHERO. It's stunning."


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