Derek Van Gieson

Derek Van Gieson

—Lovers In The Lilacs

Submitted six new demos to the band yesterday. This one sounds like the end of summer.

Ah, two years and 250 pages later, we have the complete set of the first story arc (foundation) of Eel Mansions. Find yourself a copy via the cats at Uncivilized Books.

Ah, two years and 250 pages later, we have the complete set of the first story arc (foundation) of Eel Mansions. Find yourself a copy via the cats at Uncivilized Books.

One of maybe 50+ images from an upcoming exhibition exploring creation myths, folklore, etc.

One of maybe 50+ images from an upcoming exhibition exploring creation myths, folklore, etc.

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.