Derek Van Gieson

I was recently interviewed by Derek Royal and Andy Kunka from Comics Alternative about Eel Mansions. It was a fun discussion, and I probably got off point more than a few times, but hell, that’s me. When I did stay on topic, I discussed the music portion of Eels, the characters, soap operas, the single issues vs. the collected book, Mome, and the future.

During the show they played some new home demos of mine. While I haven’t posted any of them, I can at least point you to some full band recordings that the group I’m in, Marriage At Nevers, just released a few days ago. Check those out those here.

Issue 6 and the collected book are in the can, so expect Eel Mansions 6 to start shipping next week and the big ol’ book to happen around Nov/Dec.

Also, if you like that page of Janet dancing, you should check out the song she’s dancing to, it’s “Roaches” by The Judge n’ Jury on Verve records. 

I was recently interviewed by Derek Royal and Andy Kunka from Comics Alternative about Eel Mansions. It was a fun discussion, and I probably got off point more than a few times, but hell, that’s me. When I did stay on topic, I discussed the music portion of Eels, the characters, soap operas, the single issues vs. the collected book, Mome, and the future.

During the show they played some new home demos of mine. While I haven’t posted any of them, I can at least point you to some full band recordings that the group I’m in, Marriage At Nevers, just released a few days ago. Check those out those here.

Issue 6 and the collected book are in the can, so expect Eel Mansions 6 to start shipping next week and the big ol’ book to happen around Nov/Dec.

Also, if you like that page of Janet dancing, you should check out the song she’s dancing to, it’s “Roaches” by The Judge n’ Jury on Verve records. 

If you’re in New York this weekend for MoCCA Fest, you can see my new book before I do.

If you’re in New York this weekend for MoCCA Fest, you can see my new book before I do.

Nate Neal faces death from the ever cranky Eric Clapton cult, The Slowhanders. (from Eel Mansions Number 4.)

Nate Neal faces death from the ever cranky Eric Clapton cult, The Slowhanders. (from Eel Mansions Number 4.)

Freshly inked pencils, sans eraser and text jazz, from Eel Mansions Number 5.

Freshly inked pencils, sans eraser and text jazz, from Eel Mansions Number 5.

Oh yes, and how could I not post more of Janet’s Doomin comic from Eel Mansions No.5?

Oh yes, and how could I not post more of Janet’s Doomin comic from Eel Mansions No.5?

Janet Planet satires the drippy gooey school with Wizard Mountain Lasagna High, part of the ever sprawling Milk City comic featured in Eel Mansions No.5, coming soon from your drinking buddy, Uncivilized Books.

Janet Planet satires the drippy gooey school with Wizard Mountain Lasagna High, part of the ever sprawling Milk City comic featured in Eel Mansions No.5, coming soon from your drinking buddy, Uncivilized Books.

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The Comics Bulletin published another of their massive & epic Eel Mansions reviews. This time they focus on issue 3:

Eel Mansions is oozing with love — all the kinds of love there are. It’s thick with the act of creation — fecund one might say — for all acts of creation emanate from some kind of love — you know, what Lou Reed meant when he said, ”between thought and expression there lies a lifetime.” And this is a book that celebrates the creative act. From the cartoonist to the musician, from the family man to the Wuppeteer, everybody is or was Making It — ”make some room now, dig what you see” — taking the ephemera of experience and the hope of ideas and baking something new in the oven.

What is art but an expression of love?

And there’s a LOT more here. Now is a good time to check out Eel Mansionsall four current issues are on sale!