Next-Door Neighbor

The Vestibule
By Tara Seibel

Haspiel’s “Bzzt” and Buzz from Publishers Weekly

April 23rd, 2009 by Larry Smith

We’re proud to present the 27th installment of Next-Door Neighbor, SMITH’s all-true tale of the people next door, created by some of our favorite writers and artists. “Bzzt” comes from NDN’s very own editor, Dean Haspiel. Haspiel takes us back to his days living in Alphabet City, right by a Con-Ed plant, and next to a neighbor who he was convinced was a “robot sent from the future with a secret mission to insulate the walls of Lower East Side tenements with human guts and brain.” Commenting on the comic, a reader named Jen Ferguson writes, “Each page has a nice off-balance feel and angled views that make it seem a post-earthquake dystopia at twilight.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

For 26 more stories, including George O’Connor’s, “Don’t Call Me Ishmael,” a tale of O’Connor’s obsessive hunt for an elusive mouse, check out the NDN archives. Publishers Weekly offered high praise of “Don’t Call Me Ishmael,” calling it “reminiscent of Moby Dick….as the title implies” (scroll to the bottom of the above link for the item). And check out the doc shop RADAR’s mini-documentary on the making of Next-Door Neighbor. It’s just three minutes and pure genius.

11 Responses

  1. imgrum

    Thank you for sharing the post! It’s nice to see the information.

  2. net worth

    It sounds interesting. Bzzt.

  3. Hotmail

    Microsoft Hotmail is getting a makeover. At least, that’s what some leaked screenshots are showing. The service, which today is still branded under the “Windows Live” umbrella, is going to be slimmed down and simplified, giving it a Metro-style look and feel.

  4. horse breeds

    Informative post!

  5. download my talking tom mod apk

    waoooo Sooo Niceeee. I really like it.

  6. jio app for pc

    I really like it.

  7. lathal

    In love with this post.thankyou for the information. double chin removal non surgical

  8. light novel

    very excellent content this blog…..thanks

  9. geometry dash

    I really appreciate the kind of topics you post here.

  10. atari breakout

    I really like your postings, I will follow the site from you often.

  11. wuxiaworld

    Great post! I didn’t knowral of these resources and I’m going to go check them out now!

Leave a Reply

The name you want displayed with your comment.

Emails are not published with comments (i.e., everyone won't see it).

Your Website. This is optional.

SMITH Magazine

SMITH Magazine is a home for storytelling.
We believe everyone has a story, and everyone
should have a place to tell it.
We're the creators and home of the
Six-Word Memoir® project.