Dean Haspiel and the ‘Street Code’ Preview
Over at Whitney Matheson’s Pop Candy blog, there’s a preview of Dean Haspiel’s upcoming semi-autobiographical webcomic Street Code. I’ve always been a fan of Haspiel’s work, ever since I first encountered a Billy Dogma story published by the act-i-vate webcomics collective.
From Matheson’s post about the preview:
"I felt that it was the right time to take what I learned drawing other people’s lives the past few years and revisit drawing my own," he told me.
The story follows Jack, a New Yorker who relocates from Alphabet City to Brooklyn, "where most everything he stumbles upon is not as it seems."
What I find most interesting about this project is that Haspiel is publishing it on DC’s controversial Zuda Comics webcomic imprint. Haspiel’s sensibilities have always struck me as more indie-aligned despite his work with some of the larger publishers, so it will be interesting to see how he’ll fare in this heavily scrutinized publishing model.
Street Code kicks off July 18.