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Flash Fiction Friday: Now You’re Trenchman

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By John Wayne Comunale Carrie peered through the curtains of her bedroom window. The man was still there. She didn’t know why she expected anything different, since he had been standing on the sidewalk across the street from her house for the last five days. Every time she looked out, […]

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Now Available: Grudge Punk 2: Petroleum Precinct

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Rooster Republic Press has released a sequel to Grudge Punk, a collection of bizarro noir by author John McNee. Grudge Punk 2: Petroleum Precinct, is available for Kindle. The King of Eyes is dead. Long live the King. The Grudge just ain’t what she used to be. In the aftermath […]

Weird Movie Watch: Swiss Army Man

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Most of “The Weird Stuff” is underground, but every now and then something VERY strange comes along with enough charm and smarts to push through into the mainstream. That’s what we have in Swiss Army Man, just released to theaters this past weekend. It’s a story that seemingly shouldn’t exist, […]

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Mind Widening Music #4: The Slow Poisoner

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by Lee Widener For this installment of Bizarro Music, I’d like to introduce you to Andrew Goldfarb, otherwise known as “The Slow Poisoner.” I’d like to, but most of you are probably already familiar with him. For those of you who are not: Andrew Goldfarb is Bizarro’s true Renaissance man. […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: I Like Your Attitude

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by Ross Peterson The asphalt was hotter than the charcoal in Satan’s Weber. On the rumblestrip, gray fragments of Jared’s sundered brain crawled toward one another, reassembling. Little particles of him lay littered across the highway, speckled over the swath of brown roadside grass. Once his brain had put itself […]

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Eraserhead Press Summer ’16 Releases

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It’s summertime, and Eraserhead Press has released three new books to make your beach reading as weird as possible. EVERY TIME WE MEET AT THE DAIRY QUEEN, YOUR WHOLE FUCKING FACE EXPLODES Known for his cute, disturbing, and utterly absurd novels, cult author Carlton Mellick III returns with a tale […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: Gondwana Fragmenting

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by Nimrod Tzarking The furry morsels feast on our clutches. And we are dying. A star burns in the sky. Every day it hurtles closer. And we are dying. The continent shatters beneath our feet. Talons scrape at splintering fault lines. Ferns drift imperceptibly apart, gravel shifting between them. And […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: No Encore

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by D.M. Anderson Donald sneezed his brain all over the audience, his head emptying like an accordion until there was little left but a pancaked face sitting deflated atop a quivering neck. The deafening applause of the gore-splattered audience’s adoration thundered into a crescendo that would surely echo across the […]

Weird Movie Watch: Yakuza Apocalypse

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If you’ve been around the bizarro genre long enough, then you know that Takashi Miike is one of our patron saints. Miike has made a ton of different movies but he’s never afraid to unleash mass cinematic insanity, whether it’s a horror film, a samurai film, or even children’s movies. His latest is […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: The Short Unhappy Life of a Neon Bar Sign

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by Cornell R. Nichols Night 1Hanging. Glowing.Hanging. Glowing.Hanging. Glowing.Waiting for dawn. Night 2Hanging. Glowing.Hanging. Glowing.Hanging. Glowing.Attracting moths. Night 3Hanging. Glowing.The layer of dead moths caking my tubes has darkened one of my letters. It’s a complete disaster.I start to blink an S.O.S.I realize there is no O in the name […]

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Wonderland Book Award Preliminary Voting Begins Now!

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Voting for the Wonderland Book Award preliminary ballot begins now for the Best Bizarro Novel and Best Bizarro Collection of 2015. Please send your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place votes in the Novel and Collection categories to bizarrocon@gmail.com with the subject line “Wonderland Book Award Preliminary Ballot.” Preliminary voting ends […]

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Mind Widening Music #3: Vivian Stanshall

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by Lee Widener For the third edition of Bizarro Music, we travel across the sea to jolly ol’ England, to profile Vivian Stanshall. “Vivian Stanshall was an English singer-songwriter, musician, author, poet, and wit, best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band…” – Wikipedia Like many other […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: Inaug(ment)(ir)ation Speech

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by Goathead Buckley Stow your remaining fingers, fleshmen! Keep them warm and full of blood! There is work to be done. The battle is won, yet the war is far from over. Even now as we celebrate with hoot whistles and drug liquor, the mechanical menace of the Cyberoboticists rebuilds […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: Transmundane Prognostications Discerned From Astrological Phenomena

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by Tom Lucas, Metaphysical Dilettante The stars look down upon us and cast their judgment. What is their verdict for you? This can be determined by searching for your birthdate and sign below. Three-headed Wonder (March 1 – March 18): You are one with unsurpassed vision, but this gift has […]

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Heart of the Original: Originality, Creativity, Individuality by Steve Aylett

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review by G. Arthur Brown In order to understand The Heart of the Original, we must first attempt to understand its author, Steve Aylett, but we find this is impossible for several reasons. Aylett is almost as mysterious as he is brilliant. Great portions of his history have been erased […]

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Show Me Your Shelves: Mandy De Sandra

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Sometimes you do an interview and then life happens and the interview never sees the light of day. That happened to me with this interview you’re reading right now. Luckily, it’s never too late to take a look at the shelves of the queen of bizarro erotica, the great Mandy […]

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The Strangest: An Interview With Michael J. Seidlinger

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by Laurance Friend Laurance Friend: Did you have to choose between coffee and suicide this morning? Are you really alive? Michael J. Seidlinger: Truth is I’m already dead and the only thing keeping my body from rotting away is coffee, lots and lots of coffee. Dead is better because you […]

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Interview with Richard Thomas

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by Jeremy C. Shipp Richard Thomas is a brilliant author, and he’s Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press. Richard has taken time out of his busy schedule to chat with me about Smurfs, Gamut Magazine, and other topics. Jeremy C. Shipp: Hi, Richard. Welcome to my little chthonic cave. I hope you didn’t […]