A new BLAB! picto-novelette by the popular graphic artist Gary Baseman.
An original graphic novel from Gary Baseman, the Los Angeles painter, TV/movie producer, toy designer, and three-time Emmy award winning creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed animated series and film Teacher's Pet, whose artwork appears in The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and on the best-selling game "Cranium." Entertainment Weekly magazine named Baseman as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment.
A Taste of Venison recounts Baseman's running away from his imprisoned life in Los Angeles to the wilds of Western Europe where he encounters the beautiful, wild deer-creature, Venison. Upon commencing to nurture and heal the wounded Baseman, Venison then turns on the distraught and attempts to devour him. "Was I being saved or was I the feast?" Baseman later contemplates.
A Slice of Venison is a journey into a tormented psyche. It's a story about desire (which rules the earth), monsters (whom destroy the innocent) and the innocent (who, in turn, manage to hurt the ones they love).
This is the latest BLAB! storybook, a series of graphic novels showcasing artists from Monte Beauchamp's annual BLAB! anthology, presented in a faux-children's book format, though aimed squarely at adults and young adults.