A couple of Bold Italic contributors, writer Chloe Schildhause and designer Elizabeth Brown, have joined forces and created a new magazine called Decades. The fledgling publication will cover "food, fashion, gore, and intellectualism," all with a keen eye for design and a morbid sense of humor. The fashion shoot in the first issue, for example, features a glamorously dressed, but seemingly blood-drenched woman. But it turns out that ain't blood, but beets! Other highlights include an article on the science and adult
use of breast milk and ruminations on why cupcakes are obscene.
If this sounds like the type of publication you might like, you can help Decades print their first issue by contributing to their Kickstarter fund.
And for more info on Decades events, follow @DecadesMaaaaag on Twitter and check out The Decades Blog.
Art & Design, Fashion
Today, I had a slice of fresh, warm pumpernickel bread for
the first time, ever. And it's not for lack of wanting – It's just that I've
been gluten-free since the age of eight. Since then, I've eaten my way through a
lot of gluten-free bread, some delicious, some not so much.
Baking bread without gluten is notoriously difficult,
especially if you want to use nutritious, whole grains. Which is why I was so
curious to meet Sadie Scheffer of Bread Srsly, who makes beautiful, healthy, gluten-free
breads in amazing varieties like sourdough pumpernickel and whole-grain orange cardamom.
I met up for a recipe test in Sadie's kitchen, where she
does her experimenting.
Today she's testing a new pumpernickel recipe using teff, millet, and sorghum flours.
Sadie grinds her own grains (there's also some caraway and coriander in there).
The experimental component of this loaf: coffee!
Dough, all ready to go.
All of Sadie's fresh-baked gluten-free (and vegan!) delights are delivered by bike. Business has been so good that she's organized a small fleet of bike delivery girls – before that, she was clocking 100+ miles a week on her own two wheels.
The final loaf. It was so...good. Even the gluten eaters in the office raved about it.
Check Sadie's website for next week's loaves (she makes new varieties each week) and order by Monday at noon. Also, she'll be serving up delicious sandwiches at the Yerba Buena Center tomorrow at 11:30.
And if you've been curious about a life without gluten, read up on SF gluten freedom in Bold Local Antonia Richmond's guide to gluten-free eats in SF.
Food & Drink, Vegetarian
Video by revistaacunha
Saturday was a sad day for comic fans (myself included); French luminary comic artist Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, pseudonym Moebius, passed away on March 10th, 2012. He was most notably known for co-creating the comic series Blueberry, which features one of the first Western anti-heroes to appear in comics, as well as co-founding Métal Hurlant (reissued in the U.S. by National Lampoon as Heavy Metal), which broke distinctly from both traditional illustrative and narrative styles of the time. Giraud is also known for numerous sci-fi and fantasy comics including Arzach, The Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius, and The Incal. Moreover, he contributed storyboards and concept designs to several of my favorite science fiction and fantasy films, including Alien, Tron, Willow, and The Fifth Element.
In San Francisco, Giraud's work was brought to life in 1999 at the Metreon. Originally, the Metreon included an attraction called The Airtight Garage, an uber-arcade and bar that featured all-original virtual-reality video games, souvenirs and decor based on Giraud's comics. Today the arcade is no more, Target will soon take over much of the Metreon space. The great mystery lies in what has happened to all of those incredible games and relics.
Jean Giraud's illustrations have the power to magically transport readers through complex, panoramic landscapes and highly imaginative worlds; his elaborately envisioned style has inspired legions of artists and fans alike. He'll be missed.
To learn more about the history of comics, visit the Cartoon Art Museum or Isotope Comics, and don't forget to keep drawing!
Art & Design, Celebrity
"The Comedy Setup" photo by Norman Seeff
Dominic Del Bene is the Label Manager at Rooftop Comedy Productions, a leading independent comedy label that works with cutting edge comedians and distributes recordings via a range of online platforms. He's loved comedy ever since he was a kid and has a tremendous amount of respect for how clever and hardworking comedians are. He appreciates the blood, sweat, and tears they put into their craft, and believes that their ability to bring unique perspectives and humor to the mundane is something we all need in our lives.
Dominic opens up his mixtape with '70s icon Steve Martin because he grew up listening to his albums and they shaped his direction as a comedy fan. But besides the legendary Steve Martin, Dominic admires a great deal of contemporary comics, such as Patton Oswald (because he can wax poetic about things like parking meters), Josh Gondelman (because he lives at the intersection of nice and hilarious), and Maria Bamford (because she's completely original and totally off-the-wall). Clearly, Dominic knows laughter really is the best medicine.
Here is Dominic's mixtape called, "The Comedy Setup." Get ready to laugh your ass off!
1. Vegas (Live) – Steve Martin
2. I Tell A Story About Birth Control And Deal With A Retarded Heckler – Patton Oswald
3. I Heart My Country – Maria Bamford
4. Taking Sexual Inventory – Louis CK
5. Three Easy Payments – Mitch Hedberg
6. Medieval Times – Wyatt Cenac
7. Ghosts In The Bathroom – Jessi Campbell
8. Girls Like Musicians Right? – Josh Gondelman
9. Kari Management – Andres du Bouchet
10. Approval Rating – Nick Griffin
Looking to catch some comedy? Here you go!
March 13-14: Louis Katz at The Punch Line Comedy Club.
March 15-18: Rooftop Comedy Recording Artist Johnny Beehner with Brian Posehn at Cobb's Comedy Club. March 23-25: Dana Gould (SF comedy legend & Simpsons writer) with writer David Koechner (Anchorman, The Office, and more) at Cobb's Comedy Club.
Also, every Wednesday at The Dark Room at 8 p.m. local standouts Chris Garcia, Sean Keane, Bucky Sinister, and Alex Koll throw a great show called The Business.
Are you the music master at your place of work? Do you want to make a mixtape for The Bold Italic? Email me here: email@example.com
Myleen Hollero, Orange Photography
The Bold Italic went out last night to check out the opening night of the Mission Night Market! Bold Local Myleen Hollero's photos are up on Facebook, so tag yourself if you were there, or just check out the shenanigans that went on. Inspired by Asian markets full of stalls, Ken Ken Ramen turned a noodle factory into a three night fest. With over 20 makers like Revolver, Alite, Bobaguys, and Sea Pony Couture in the house, it was an inspiring night with lots of covetable items for sale. The market is still going on tonight and tomorrow night! Get all of the details here.
The Mission, Art & Design, Fashion, Food & Drink, Shopping