An Evening with Dean Haspiel
Presented by Rough Hewn Entertainment
Join legendary artist Dean Haspiel as he presents his work and discusses going from print comic books to graphic novels to webcomics and beyond
Hosted by filmmaker Matthew Berkowitz
Join us for a lively conversation with award-winning artist and writer Dean Haspiel, whose career has stretched from drawing black & white alternative comics in the 1980s to 4-color superhero comics for Marvel & DC Comics in the 2000s, collaborating with Harvey Pekar on American Splendor, and winning an Emmy for HBO'S Bored To Death. Dean will present and read from some of his classic works, discuss the evolution of his technique with filmmaker Matthew Berkowitz, and answer questions from the audience about his amazing career. The program will be followed by a signing session in the Cinema Arts Centre's Sky Room Cafe.
Dean Haspiel created the Eisner Award nominated Billy Dogma, the semi-autobiographical digital comic Street Code, helped pioneer personal webcomics with the invention of Act-I-Vate, won the 6th Anniversary Literary Death Match in NYC with his "brute charisma," and co-created/co-curates Trip City.net, a Brooklyn-filtered, multimedia salon. Dean has drawn many great superhero and semi-autobiographical comic books published by Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Dark Horse, IDW, Image, Scholastic Graphix, Toon Books, Top Shelf, Playboy, The New York Times, and Tor.com, including critically acclaimed collaborations with Harvey Pekar (American Splendor, The Quitter), Jonathan Ames (The Alcoholic), Jonathan Lethem (Cousin Corinne's Reminder), Tim Hall (The Last Mortician), and with Inverna Lockpez on the Harvey Award winning Cuba: My Revolution. Dean illustrated the Super Ray comics art for HBO's Bored To Death, for which he won an Emmy award for his work on the opening title sequence. Recently, he teamed up with writer Ben McCool to co-create The Five-dimensional Adventures Of Dirk Davies, an original webcomic (loosely based on the Namco arcade video game, Warp & Warp) for ShiftyLook.
Cinema Arts Centre (View)
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
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