Jul 15, 2014
On this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews Andy and Derek are excited to have Derek Van Gieson as their guest…or “DVG” to distinguish him from Derek R. The Two Guys are big fans of DVG’s minicomic series, Eel Mansions, with its wild premises, its absurd scenes, its plentifully pop-culture references, and its intertwining soap opera-like storylines. DVG describes it as “The Young and the Restless meet The X-Files,” and his series embraces both the drama and the freakishness of those television series. DVG shares the history behind Eel Mansions; his experiences writing for Fantagraphics’ now-defunct Mome; his new magazine project, Gonna to Make You My Bisquits; and his relationship with Tom Kaczynski both as publisher and fellow artist. He also talks with the Two Guys with PhDs about his work as a musician and songwriter. In fact, all of the music you hear in this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews is performed by DVG himself!