Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Party's OVER!!!...for now....

Thank you all for coming to take a look and participate in the party that is Mardi Gras.  If you left comments, or made notes of the recipes...THANK YOU!  please pass on the URL to your friends, facebook the images, and enjoy the party.  Keep posted right here for any additional information on the book, we are looking at a series of publishers right now and will let you know when it's coming and who's going to be producing it.  THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!  AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Love Potion #9

And you thought it was just a song title!

Love Potion #9

9 oz. sweet red wine (or cherry juice)
9 basil leaves
9 red rose petals
9 cloves
9 apple seeds
9 drops of vanilla extract
9 drops strawberry juice
9 drops of apple juice
1 ginseng root, cut into 9 equal pieces

By the light of 9 pink votive candles, combine the 9 ingredients into a cauldron (or other metal pot) on the 9th hour (9 a.m.) of the 9th day of the 9th month of the year (September).  Stir the potion 9 times with a wood spoon, each time reciting the following incantation:

Let the one who drinks this wine
Shower me with love divine.
Sweet love potion number nine
Make his/her love forever mine.

FROM:  "The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook," by Denise Alvarado (available through amazon.com).  The author can be reached at voodoomama@mysticvoodoo.com. 

A Hurricane: Another drink

The Hurricane is another amazing drink that is very Gulf Coast and caribbean.  Enjoy!

The Hurricane*

(With a tip of Top Hat's hat to Pat O'Brien, who invented it for his New Orleans' establishment.  A place which should be on every first-time visitor to New Orleans' list of places to visit.  And if you don't drink, enjoy the food!)

Ingredients (make it as nasty as you want it to be):

One part white rum
One part dark rum
One part high-octane dark rum
"Passion fruit" syrup (There's also a mix available from Pat O'Brien's, or you can use something like Red Hawaiian Punch, if it's around still.)
Lime juice


Pour all ingredients into a shake with ice
Shake well
Pour into glass over additional ice

*Do Not drink and drive after this one...it will BLOW YOU AWAY!

Zombie Cards

As a promotional piece for An American Apocalypse we had a series of students at the Community College of Aurora design Hoodoo Zombies for promotional cards to be passed out at the 2012 Mardi Gras celebration.

The Zombie: A cocktail

And the part continues!  This is one of a couple of drink recipes for your own zombie party or Mardi Gras madness:

The Zombie Cocktail*


1 1/4 oz. lemon juice
3/4 oz. orange juice
1 oz. dark rum
1/2 oz. light rum
1/2 oz. high-octane dark rum
1/2 oz. cherry brandy
Couple dashes of grenadine syrup


Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
Shake well
Strain into a glass

*Don't you dare even attempt to drive after consuming this drink...it's a brain killer!

An American Apocalypse: Preview

Click the cover image for a .pdf preview for An American Apocalypse:

An American Apocalypse is a graphic novel about the failed clean up and relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina.  It mixes political satire, and hoodoo mysticism to create a compelling zombie story that is ripe with political opinion.

PS-The last page has August 28th, 2005 as Hurricane Katrina's landfall date.  The correct date is the 29th of August, 2005.  I was made aware of this point after the preview was completed...it will be updated for the graphic novel.


Welcome to the PARTY!  Today is Mardi Gras, or fat tuesday.  The largest party in the USA has been happening for a few weeks now in New Orleans and the great state of Louisiana.  Today is the official parade and the official day to eat yourself silly.  It's also the announcement party for An American Apocalypse!  The new graphic novel from Bob Hagedorn and Jay Peteranetz.

Today we will be posting a series of images, recipes and articles about New Orleans and varying tidbits about Mardi Gras, and An American Apocalypse.!  Enjoy!

The image above was created by Stan Yan of Squidworks Comics.  He has a series of web comics and print comics.  Check out his work at squidworks.com, subculture.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

An American Apocalypse: The Cover

This is the spec cover for An American Apocalypse.  This is going on the cover of the pitch comic we have sent out to a series of publishers.  We are hoping to hear soon which publisher will be contracting us for the book.  Keep your fingers crossed it's a good ONE!