Dean Haspiel is a great writer and artist. I have thought that for years. But the foundation of this great storytelling partially lies his mother and father, as revealed back in January via interviews and articles recently posted at Trip City.
First up, Barbara Haspiel, in her own words.
Then, photojournalist Seth Kushner documented James Haspiel in an installment of CulturePOP.
Finally, Dean interviewed his father in this TripCity podcast.