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Dean Haspiel is a comic book artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He is most recognized for his collaborations with writer Harvey Pekar on his "American Splendor" series as well as the recent graphic novel, "The Quitter."
In the mid-80s, Dean worked as an assistant to Howard Chaykin on "American Flagg!," Bill Sienkiewicz on "New Mutants" and "Elektra: Assassin," and Walter Simonson on "Thor." In 1987, Dean inaugurated his own comics career when he co-created "The Verdict" with Martin Powell. Dean went on to co-create the two-man comics anthology, "Keyhole," with cartoonist Josh Neufeld, and later with his "last romantic anti-hero," "Billy Dogma."
In 2006, Dean Haspiel converged with seven other cartoonists to form the online comics studio known as ACT-I-VATE. It is through this venture that Haspiel is serializing the Billy Dogma Trilogy, starting with "Immortal," and its sequel "Fear, My Dear."
Upcoming works include the graphic novel "The Alcoholic" with writer Jonathan Ames for Vertigo in the fall of 2008, and, eventually, his Brooklyn comix/art memoir "Lift Here To Open."
Date of Birth: May 31, 1967
Birthplace: New York, NY
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- 2002 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: (for Opposable Thumbs [Alternative Comics])
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