Dean Haspiel’s imagines a world where art is currency and superheroes are more than vigilantes in the Ringo Award-winning The Red Hook.
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Dean Haspiel’s prowess as a cartoonist is well known, but he’s now an emerging playwright as well. His new play, The Last Bar at the End of the World opens tomorrow at Urban Stages in Manhattan – you can buy tickets here. Directed by Phillip Cruise, and starring Cruise, Tarik Davis, Lex Friedman, Seth Gilliam, […]
I think it’s safe to say that if you follow the Beat, you are familiar with the artistic work of the indefatigable Dean Haspiel.This year has been particularly productive for Haspiel. His prolific work can be seen everywhere, including on television, on the stage (indeed, earlier this fall, his show Harakiri Kane debuted at the Brick Theater in […]
“Whether it’s a porn set or live theater, the ability to take direction is the most useful skill I have as a performer.”
§ Nice Art: A page from Suehiro Marou’s The Laughing Vampire, reviewed here by Sarah Horrocks. Marou is a Japanese manga artist known for his extremely disturbing books, like Panorama Island and Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show, which depict erotic horror in a very precise style. Why Marou? Keep reading. § Saladin Ahmed, writer of […]
Summer is OVER pic.twitter.com/hnp77RZTsl — Tillie Walden (@TillieWalden) September 11, 2017 § Nice Art: Tillie Walden captures the anticipation of fall in this sketch. Walden’s eagerly awaited Spinning – sure to be one of the graphic novels of the fall – drops today and we’ll have an interview with her on the site later today […]
In 2015, veteran comedy writer Rob Kutner (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Conan) launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Shrinkage, a phantasmagorical burlesque about a group of nanobots that invade the President’s brain with the intent of launching, oh let’s say, nuclear war! From there, it’s a sci-fi action thriller and political comedy all […]
I’ve got a lot to say about preordering, All Time Comics, Smurfs, the Fourth Disruption and Steve McQueen, and by god, I’m going to say it.
The Red Hook by Dean Haspiel is part of the New Brooklyn, superhero universe which launched on WEbtoon a while ago. Its set in a world where Brooklyn is sentient and has seceded from the country and a confused new world order has begun, But there are superheroes like The Red Hook to take on the […]