Tourmaline - An artists’ novella - by Derek Stroup - Launch and Reading

June 5, 2014

Set in Southern California, Tourmaline is the story of two people who can’t afford a place to live, so they build a secret shelter on the roof of the office building where they work. The writing and drawings by Stroup present an interlocking set of images composed - like a poem or painting - of recurring elements. Tourmaline describes the resilience of two people who are confronted with reduced circumstances and limited options. Reading will take place at 7PM.

This is Derek Stroup’s sixth book.

Printed by Mechling Bookbindery in edition of 200, 45 pp. 5 illustrations, (3 color, 2 b/w), perfect bound, 8.25"x5", 2014.

Limited edition prints of images from the publication are available for sale.