Derek Van Gieson’s Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter is part fine-art book, part travelogue documenting the author’s turbulent and fruitful period of time spent in New York City. Through drawings, paintings, photography, and short fiction, Van Gieson delivers an intense experience wrought with heartbreak, joy, destruction, perseverance, and whimsy. Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter echoes influences of seminal artists like George Grosz and Richard Brautigan through its unique ability to entertain and engross. Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter is sure to serve as an art object, conversation piece, and a well-worn carry-on for years to come.
“One of the things that attracts me to Derek Van Gieson’s work is his ability to evoke a sense of timelessness, while at the same time, a healthy dose of the Shock of the New.”
— Bill Sienkiewicz, Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters