Feb. 11th, 2006
Welcome to Afterbirth news! And a lot of news there is... Here's what's been going on:
- It Came from Below the Belt by Bradley Sands is just about ready to go to the printer! Hooray! And isn't that cover art cool? Reminds me of those old-time movie posters.
- We've just posted new cover art for Deity and Chemical Gardens (our new name for The Hanging Gardens of Babylon--what do you think? Reflects more of the edgy-punk-band nature of the book we think).
- Upcoming releases include Not Quite One of the Boys, The Vinegar Wasteland, and a collaboration between Gina Ranalli and Gus Fink. Gus is an artist whose work we've followed for a while, who has done comic books and mixed-media paintings up to this point. (You can find more of his stuff on his website, www.gusfink.com) We'll have more info on all these titles up soon on our catalog page.
- Bruce Taylor continues to have appearances and book signings. One was just held at the Madison Market in Seattle on Feb. 8. There's another one next week--Feb. 16 at Epilogue Books (2005 NW Market Street in the Ballard area of Seattle). Hope you locals can stop by--starts at 6:30!
- Both John Lawson and Carlton Mellick III have new stuff out, at Raw Dog Screaming Press and Eraserhead Press respectively. Go check it out! (Find the links on our links page.)
- Tangerinephant is doing well...and go over to wikipedia.org to see an update on the entry for the word "bizarro fiction" that Kevin Dole 2 worked on.
- We just signed two new authors! The first, Christian Tebordo comes to us with Better Ways of Being Dead. Christian lives in Philly, and has a previous book out, The Convicted and Subsequent Life of Savior Neck. He also says he plays bass guitar in a group called "The Failed Alliance." We continue with the author/musician combos!
- The second author is a newcomer, Nicole Del Sesto. Her book, All Encompassing Trip is quite a trip! She tells us she's a "veteran of the travel industry" and so has travelled all over the world. She won't want me to tell you this--but her first attempt at a novel was in 7th grade: a hamster love story. (Maybe we'll have to snag it to publish some day!)
- Speaking of new material--we love getting all the submissions! But...we're looking to be full up for what we can do in 2006. Not to discourage you from sending things in, because it's great to get the schedule set for the future, but just be aware that it'll likely be 2007 before we can put something else into print.
Wow, you can see we're really rockin' and rollin' over here at the Afterbirth office. Thanks for stopping by. I sign off from a beautiful day in Seattle, where it is possible that most of the grass may be dried out at last from our non-stop month or two of rain (I think we beat our record around here). Not to say that I don't love to squelch around in soggy shoes, but it does make for cold toes... Anyway, remember that bizarro underground weirdness rules and can change your life forever!