Emmy Award winning artist, Dean Haspiel is a native New Yorker and the creator of the Eisner award nominated, BILLY DOGMA, the semi-autobiographical, STREET CODE, and the webcomix collective, ACT-I-VATE. Dino steeps in psychotronic movies, psychedelic electronica, and Jack Kirby pulp. During his senior year of high school, Dino assisted and studied under comic book legends: Bill Sienkiewicz, Howard Chaykin, and Walter Simonson, and has since drawn comics for The New York Times, Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Scholastic, Image, Top Shelf, IDW, Dark Horse [where he drew Michael Chabon's THE ESCAPIST], Francoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman’s Toon Books [where he drew MO & JO: Fighting Together Forever], and “Back On Nervous Street,” with author Jonathan Lethem for the literary arts journal, Cousin Corinne’s REMINDER, where he curates COMIX BLOCK. Dino is best known for his semi-autobio collaborations with Harvey Pekar on THE QUITTER and AMERICAN SPLENDOR, and with Jonathan Ames on THE ALCOHOLIC, THE DOUBLE LIFE IS TWICE AS GOOD, and HBO’s “Bored to Death” [for which he won an Emmy], and the Harvey Award nominated, CUBA: MY REVOLUTION, with Cuban writer/painter, Inverna Lockpez and colorist, Jose Villarrubia. Dino is a founding member of HANG DAI Studios in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
Dean Haspiel’s BILLY DOGMA is a personal love letter to the insanity of love. Mature readers of hardboiled romance gone Kirby cosmic will steep in Haspiel's heart-wrenching war of woo between a passionate bruiser and his knock-em-dead dame where post-coital mania tears the bloom off the rose in this tour de force of love and pain as Billy Dogma battles the lesser half of his better half in hopes of making everything wrong go right.
You can contact Dean [DO NOT SEND ME HI-RES FILES]: dean.haspiel [at] verizon [dot] net