The [email protected] program welcomed Jonathan Ames and Dean Haspiel to Google's NY office to discuss their collaborative work, "The Alcoholic". "Jonathan Ames is the author of I Pass Like Night, The Extra Man, What's Not to Love?, and My Less Than Secret Life. He is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship for prose fiction, but as a boxer he is a loser -- he had a singularly unsuccessful amateur career (0-1), fighting as "The Herring Wonder." Mr. Ames contributes frequently to Public Radio International's The Next Big Thing and has been on Late Show with David Letterman more than once, which is nothing to sneeze at. Feel free to visit, especially since it's free, his mildly amusing website: www.jonathanames.com." -Simon & Schuster "Dean Haspiel is the creator of the Eisner Award nominated, BILLY DOGMA, and the webcomix collective, ACT-I-VATE, and the creator/editor of Smith Magazine's NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR anthology. He has drawn superheroes for Marvel and DC Comics and Pulitzer Prize winning, Michael Chabon's THE ESCAPIST. Best known for his collaborations with Harvey Pekar on AMERICAN SPLENDOR and THE QUITTER, this Fall saw the release of THE ALCOHOLIC [Vertigo], his original graphic novel collaboration with author Jonathan Ames, and MO & JO, a children's comic book collaboration with underground legend, Jay Lynch, for Francoise Mouly's TOON BOOKS series from Raw Jr. This summer Dean launched STREET CODE, a new, semi-autobio webcomic series for Zuda. Dean recently wrote/drew SNOW DOPE for The NY Times "Proof" blog." -Act-I-Vate This event took place on February 24, 2009.