Next-Door Neighbor

The Vestibule
By Tara Seibel

Next-Door Neighbor in the News

NY Magazine: “One of our favorite new comics series is “Next-Door Neighbor,” a collection of true-life tales of urban proximity from some great comics artists, being posted biweekly at SMITH Magazine, the online literary magazine… now Vulture is excited to offer “The Next Door Neighbor I Don’t Know,” a brand-new story from Harvey Pekar (American Splendor) and Rick Veitch (Army @ Love), ”The Next Door Neighbor I Don’t Know”

Newsarama: “Well versed in comics both online, in print, indie, superhero and everything inbetween, Haspiel goes to his formidable address book and pulls his favorite storytellers and cartoonist to tell the stories of their own next-door neighbors.” Chris Arrant interviews NDN editor Dean Haspiel about what makes his big, bold comic world run.

Forbidden Planet: “SmithMag seem to have an uncanny knack of picking out some excellent comics for their site, which alone is enough to make me bookmark NDN. Add in the fact that it has Dean Haspiel as the editor and talent like Jonathan Ames, Nick Bertozzi, John Cebollero, Joan Reilly, Kevin Colden and Ed Piskor and I think its something anyone who likes their comics will want to check out—and there’s more to come.” … “a real treasure trove of short works by numerous creators.”

Comic Impact: “SMITH Magazine (who are the publishers of the 6-word memoirs and new book Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak) has gathered an amazing cast of characters (including bigtimer veterans and newcomers alike: Harvey Pekar and Rick Veitch, Jonathan Ames and Nick Bertozzi, Ed Piskor, Kevin Colden, Barbara Rushkoff) to contribute comic strips depicting their most memorable next-door neighbor stories–and it’s surprisingly addictive.”

Boing Boing: “Barbara Rushkoff writes very witty and moving personal narratives… she recently wrote a terrific comic strip for SMITH magazine’s online Webcomix series ‘Next-Door Neighbor.’ ”

LVHRD.ORG: Their latest project, Next-Door Neighbor, features today’s brightest writers and illustrators spinning true tales of urban proximity. It’s just starting to unfold, but growing comfortably into the large shoes left by Smith’s earlier collections.

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