Recently he let me know of a new novel he has coming up - Bullet Gal, adapted from his Noir-Comic of the same name. When he told me about this, I asked if he liked to do something on my blog about it. And so he gave me this!
Please welcome Andrez Bergen to my blog - and be sure to check out Bullet Gal when it's out. Details will be below at the end of the blog post!
That's the obscure task I set myself when it came to describing my upcoming book Bullet Gal, as a different avenue by which to illustrate what you might expect between the lines of same.
So – if Bullet Gal were a drink, I suppose she’d be a Luis Buñuel surrealist martini.
A martini, because of its attractions in hardboiled literature and cinema as well as James Bond. The surrealist thing thanks to that movement’s fixation on dreams, and its roots in the subversive putsch of dada beforehand.
Our gal’s cocktail, however would further need dashes of both Romulan and King Kirby Genesis Ale (dedicated to the memory of late, great comic book creator Jack Kirby), a teaspoon of Dredd’s Slo-Mo, a quarter thimble of Nasty Canasta’s “usual” from the Chuck Jones cartoon Drip-Along Daffy, and one ground red pill from The Matrix. Oh, but don’t forget to add the pièce de résistance – a sprinkling of cocaine from Sherlock Holmes’ private stash.
Put on industrial-strength oven-mitts and place the resulting concoction in a reinforced, adamantium-plated cocktail shaker. Gently shake, and leave in a scorned refrigerator for 36 hours.
Serve chilled, but a word of caution: If there were a mystical bar serving up such fodder, just beware of indulging in your cups with Tony Stark, Rick Deckard, Jim Thomson, Barney Gumble, Wally Wood and Captain Haddock – as they’d merrily drink you under the table.
Bullet Gal will be published by Roundfire Books on November 25.