Thursday, June 21, 2012

The World of Brenda Twist

Another spread from my new 360 page art and lit book, Enough Astronaut Blood To Last The Winter, available here.

Post-Mome Work In Progress: EEL MANSIONS

In case you haven't stopped over at my other blarg, here's the skinny: After doing work for Mome until it ended some months ago, I had been messing about with different types of stories in order to find a way forward. Something that may be a bit longer in scope that will allow for lots of changes in order to sustain my interest and hopefully yours. The first chapter follows one character for a bit of groundwork and then after that will be some meta elements and some genre surveys. Bouncing back and forth while keeping all of the elements in play. That allows for some art style changes and so forth. Right now there are only 11 pages up, but that's plenty to get started with. EEL MANSIONS is updated weekly. Sometimes a page, sometimes four. Check it out.

The Old Office (Astro Blud NYC Moment #47)

The beloved Soda Bar from my old neighborhood in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. I got a lot of work done here on my days off. (that's Matt at the far end with a crossword and a Jamesons)

An Adventure of Your Own Choosing

The intro to an audience participation number from my new book, Enough Astronaut Blood To Last The Winter, now available here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sugar Fish Marinade

One of my favorite dishes to make is baked salmon with tricked out black beans and corn bread or corn muffins. My grandmother watched me make this once with her usual scorn and said "I ain't never heard of no sugar fish". Obviously she tried it and loved it. But, here's the salmon marinade for the record.

Sugarfish Marinade (for 4+ humans)

2.5 fingers minced ginger
equal amount minced garlic
put that shit in a bowl
half small bottle of maple syrup
equal amount soy sauce
good squirt of dijon mustard
tablespoon crushed red pepper
mix that shit up
pour that over precut salmon portions in a giant ziplock bag
marinade up to a day before (even if you don't got time, an hour is better than nuthin'.)
Prior to baking, pour ALL contents into a baking dish with some manner of lip, arrange all stuff in pan and add crushed tomatoes in with everything. I think you bake that shit at 350 for 15 minutes. Double check that. I always do.
add some cilantro on top at the end so they think you're a hotshot punk.

This drawing and six years worth of others available in my new mammoth book. (see last entry for order/preview details)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Enough Astronaut Blood To Last The Winter (now available for purchase)

I know I've gone back and forth on this, but after having shared the galley (rough draft) of the 360 page version of Enough Astronaut Blood To Last the Winter with some friends, I've been encouraged to make it available temporarily to those curious about what I've been doing lit and art wise since 2006. I've already started to move on to other projects, and so, I thought it would be good to put it out there in the world. Either you see it or I lock it away under a pile of invisible cats.

What is it? A MASSIVE compilation of all of my artwork and writings generated while living in Brooklyn, NY. The ups and downs, the good and bad, all dealt with directly or in my usual abstract delivery. They say the truth is best dealt with in fiction. I say that is true. And there you have it, an honest and unedited book that delivers the artists experience. Don't believe it? take a gander.

The version up for purchase right now is the paperback and hardcover of the trade 6x9 format. The preview above is for the pulp version, just imagine it on cream paper rather than the white which is shown.

Plus original art for sale -here.

Enough Astronaut Blood To Last The Winter (copyright 2012 by Derek Van Gieson)