Josh & Dean

Between them, Josh Neufeld and Dean Haspiel have an Emmy award, a Xeric, a Ringo, a Knight-Wallace Fellowship, multiple residencies at Yaddo, and have been nominated for numerous Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Awards. Both men have been Master Artists at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Both were long-time illustrators for Harvey Pekar on American Splendor. Native New Yorkers, Josh & Dean met in high school and have been friends ever since. In addition to Scene by Scene, they have collaborated on numerous prior projects, including the exquisite corpse Because of You (Lionel’s Lament), Keyhole comics, the ACT-I-VATE webcomics collective, and Hang Dai Editions.

Josh Neufeld

Josh Neufeld is known for his nonfiction narratives of political and social upheaval, told through the voices of witnesses. His works include A.D: New Orleans After the Deluge and The Influencing Machine. A faculty member of the School of Visual Arts and the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College, Josh has traveled all over the world speaking about comics.

“I was looking for a way to combine my interest in the growing field of minute-by-minute podcasts with my obsession with the arcana of comics and film. And then I came up with it: Harvey,  American Splendor, and Dino! Putting those ideas together makes for an entertaining deep dive into the various realms of storytelling.”

Dean Haspiel

Dean Haspiel created Billy Dogma, The Red Hook, illustrated for HBO’s Bored to Death, is a playwright, and helped pioneer personal webcomics. He has produced many superhero and memoir comics, and illustrated Harvey Pekar’s “origin story” The Quitter. Dean inspired producer Ted Hope to make an American Splendor movie and introduced him to Pekar. Dean previously co-hosted the podcast Trip City.

“I’m thrilled to discuss my relationship with Harvey, his legacy, indie-comix, film, and, more importantly, my friendship with Josh.”