by Jarrod Jones. It’s like everybody just scored an Omni-fist of their very own.
The Red Hook creator Dean Haspiel has thrilled readers with his unique brand of odd-ball superhero derring-do for over a decade, and now the Emmy and Ringo award-winner is going merch.
Haspiel has joined up with Threadless to launch a merchandising line for his award-winning webcomic, The Red Hook, in the merchandising hub’s wildly effective (not to mention popular!) Artist Shops. The Red Hook shop launches today, with two crazy-good designs emblazoned on apparel and accessories such as hoodies, t-shirts, stickers — and fans can expect more before long.
“I joined the 21st century in 2006 when I launched my first webcomic series,” Haspiel said in the official press release. “Now, I’m finally joining the 20th century by going analog and hitching my wagon to Threadless to make available tried and true t-shirts and hoodies for fans of The Red Hook and other, soon-to-be revealed merchandise based on my creator-owned fare. I couldn’t be more excited!”
“As a fan of Dean’s work, I’m very excited to have him and The Red Hook as part of our Artist Shops platform.” Lance Curran, Artist Shops Account Director for Threadless, also said in the release.
The first volume of The Red Hook is available now through Image Comics, which recounts the insane goings-on of a put-upon super-thief navigating a sentient Brooklyn (yes, that Brooklyn) that has decided to secede from the United States after having its big Brooklyn heart broken. Profess your love of these continuing adventures of the Red Hook, powered by the Omni-fist of Altruism, on the hoodie, shirt, or mug of your choice.
Whether your focus is art, photography, music, philanthropy, sports, entrepreneurship, or anything else…Artist Shops is for you! Set up a free online merch store in minutes without worrying about manufacturing, order fulfillment, customer service, or any other logistics. You focus on what you do best, we’ll do the rest!
Emmy and Ringo award winner Dean Haspiel created Billy Dogma, The Red Hook, and War Cry. He illustrated for HBO’s “Bored To Death,” is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright, and helped pioneer personal webcomics. Dino has written, drawn and collaborated on many superheroes and literary graphic novels, including Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor, The Fox, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Deadpool, X-men, Batman, The Fantastic Four, Godzilla, and Mars Attacks for Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Archie, Image, IDW, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, LINE Webtoons, etc. Check out Dino’s THE RED HOOK graphic novel from Image Comics, and the 10th Anniversary edition of THE ALCOHOLIC, written by Jonathan Ames, from Berger Books.