Brooklyn literally secedes in new webcomic series by Comic artist Dean Haspiel

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Comic book legend Dean Haspiel join Gersh and Vince today at 4:30 on Brooklyn Paper Radio.

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On the latest edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio, legendary Brooklyn comic book artist Dean Haspiel, whose new strip “The Red Hook” was featured in this scintillating breakdown of it on your own and in Go Brooklyn, described how birthed the story of a superhero in a new nation of Brooklyn,while clearing his head at the world-famous Yaddo writers’ retreat in Saratoga, New York — the same place Gersh has routinely been denied entry to.

“Wait I second,” Kuntzman said. “They refused to let me write ‘Murder at the Co-op’ there.”

That play will be produced this summer during the next Fringe Festival in Gaphattan.

Haspiel assured listeners that, despite what Gersh thinks, the retreat is not just a bunch or writers having sex, no matter what its other famous alumni might have written.

Also on the show, former Councilman David Yassky reasserted his claims that President Clinton’s crime bill was not responsible for the incarceration of young black men since it was signed into law in 1994.

Yassky, who wrote about he topic in the New York Times, claimed the bill only allowed police departments across the country put more boots on the ground, and it was the rampant use of stop and frisk — which wasn’t mandated by the bill — that ended up putting people behind bars and ultimately, led to the death of minor crime offender Eric Garner on Staten Island.

Kuntzman, meanwhile, pointed out Clinton claim historic crime drops were because of his bill and in the same breath take no responsibility for the collateral dammage.

Finally, the world learned that, according to a as-of-yet-unpublished story by new Courier Life politics columnist Julianne Cuba, state Sen. Marty Golden, a Republican from Bay Ridge, plans to endorse Donald Trump for President.

“That’s a big deal,” Kuntzman told Deputy Editor Max Jaeger when he broke the story on the air.

But you’ll have to read all about it this Thursday on

All in all, it will another instant classic that can be found, as always, right here on, on iTunes at, on Mixlr, and of course, on Stitcher.

Brooklyn Paper Radio is recorded and podcast live every Monday at 4:30 pm from our studio in America’s Downtown.

Updated 4:44 pm, April 14, 2016
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Reasonable discourse

freddy from slope says:
did someone type this on their phone?
Wait I second,
accroding to

April 12, 2016, 9:06 am
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I never want to be the one to say things like this, but can we please correct these problems with the visual aspects of how this article is set up (if you don't mind)? Nobody wants to have a seizer at this time of the morning.
Thank you.
John Wasserman
April 12, 2016, 10:31 am
Linda from Carroll Gardens says:
At $15 an hour, he makes as much as an adjunct college professor at Kingsborough, Brooklyn College, City Tech, St. Francis, LIU or other Brooklyn institutions of higher learning. Lucky guy!
April 12, 2016, 4:36 pm
Dean Haspiel from Carroll Gardens says:
I don't make $15 an hour. I said so in the podcast. Most cartoonists make a lot less than minimum wage.

Meanwhile, check out my free webcomic, THE RED HOOK:

April 12, 2016, 4:42 pm
samir kabir from downtown says:
Doesn't the writer have his own ideas? Brooklyn used to be a nice place to live. Caucasian Invasion. Gag me with a comic book.
April 13, 2016, 6:35 am
Ray from ricmond says:
It's so hard to make it as a web comic artist these days
April 17, 2016, 12:08 am

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