Tomorrow we will be releasing two new Saisons: Off The Beaten Path 1 & Off The Beaten Path 2. Both will be available at the Taproom and at the Public House starting at 11am. . Off the Beaten Path 1 was inspired by the classic Saisons that exude balance, grace, and innocence. Fermented with traditional Saison yeast strains in stainless steel and bottled conditioned with our proprietary mixed Saison culture. OTBP 1 dances on the palate with light nuances of pome fruit, peppercorns, herbaceous undertones, and straw. 5.5%ABV . Off the Beaten Path 2 was inspired by the resurgence of heirloom grains being harvested and malted. Riverbend Malt House out of North Carolina did just this with the rye varietal, Wrens Arbuzzi. Fermented in stainless steel and bottled conditioned with our proprietary mixed Saison culture. OTBP 2 showcases a bright tart character paired with notes of peppercorns, herbaceous spiciness, and fresh lemon zest. 5.5%ABV . #saison #offthebeatenpath #jackieosbrewery #athensohbeer
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Jim asked Sandy about the above artwork.
DC Comics published a special deluxe format edition for the 50th issue of The Legend of the Dark Knight, one of their approximate 179 Batman titles of the time. About half the issue (if memory serves me right) was devoted to pin-ups of the character by various artists. The only thing really memorable about the assignment was the fact that the editor- the much beloved Archie Goodwin- gave me a call immediately on receiving it, and showered me with praise. That sort of thing can really make a freelancer's day.
Sandy's inked and rough/color guide are included here:
Jim asked Sandy about the above drawing
Back in the 80's Marvel put out a series of comics called The Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe which, collectively, served as something of an encyclopedia to their burgeoning stable of characters. I did a few drawing for the series, including one of a minor character named Jarella who, apparently, was the Hulk's main squeeze at the time.
I really wasn't happy with the results (despite a nice inking job by Joe Rubinstein) but so it goes. Years later, though, a French fanzine called Back Up ran an extensive interview with me and tried to build their readership with that issue by offering a premium. They had me do a limited edition print that would be available for free to those who took the opportunity to subscribe. I used this as a chance to redraw that Jarella piece and bring it up to snuff, or at up to my satisfaction, this time adding a Burroughs-esque background to suggest that she was something other than a Marvel character. And that's that.
Handbook to the Marvel University's Jarella
Fanzine's Jarella with Burroughs-esque background
Plunkett-fan Jim Harris interviewing Sandy about past and present projects.