November 26, 2007
I can’t believe that so much time has gone by since I wrote up some news for the website! We’re still alive over here, though, and here are some bits of news for you all:
- Wall of Kiss by Gina Ranalli. Another of Gina’s absurd novellas, this one about a woman who falls in love with her wall. Yes, that’s what I said…her wall. With a topic like this and cover art by Indio, you don’t want to miss it! Available now from us or the usual sources.
- Super Cell Anemia by duncan b. barlow. This story follows an “electric” character who must bite down on copper strips to keep from shocking himself. Spending your days trying to avoid spontaneous combustion is a tiring thing… Due out in December, this book has already been ordered as a text for a fiction workshop at Brown University. Pre-order this one now also.
- Cocoon of Terror by Jason Earls. An evil artist collects decapitated corpses for his masterpiece…while his ex-student tries desperately to stop him! This long-anticipated book is coming in the next couple months.
Bizarro Central website opens!
Come visit us and other bizarro authors and publishers over at the new website at www.bizarrocentral.com where you will find features including:
- Author bios…read a bit about your favorite authors of bizarro, and get acquainted with a few more.
- Forums…discuss bizarro with the authors, publishers, and readers of bizarro fiction. You’ll find talk about nearly everything bizarro…film, books, conventions, news, and just plain chat.
- Articles…read short pieces about the genre and related topics. Of course you’ll want to read my series on Top 10 bizarro books…so far I’ve done preschoolers and school age, and teenagers are on the horizon.
- Books…information about the titles, and a place to order books from the major publishers of bizarro: Eraserhead Press, Raw Dog Screaming Press, and of course, us. You can fill your shopping cart with books from all of us in one place!
Our authors are busy with lots of projects…here are only a few!
- Bruce Taylor’s latest book Edward: Dancing on the Edge of Infinity. Released by Redjack Press.
- Misadventures in a Thumbnail Universe by Vincent Sakowski. Released by Eraserhead Press.
- 10 Nails on a Screaming Chalkboard edited and illustrated by Brandon Duncan and published by Raw Dog Screaming Press. A cross between a graphic novel and an illustrated story with contributions by John Edward Lawson, Gina Ranalli, Vincent Sakowski, Bradley Sands, Nicole Del Sesto, Anderson Prunty, Dustin LaValley, Sean Kilpatrick, D. Harlan Wilson, and Brandon Duncan. Not due out until next summer, but you’ll want to keep this on your radar.
- The next Bizarro Starter Kit is coming soon—watch for details!
- Also, Afterbirth and Eraserhead Press exhibited at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland on October 5-7, along with the Northwest Horror Professionals. A great time was had by all!
That’s it for now! Have a bizarro day…