by Luke Kondor
Danger Slater is a lovely chap. He’s the kind of guy you can trust with your brain with. He’ll take your brain out on a date. Sure. He’ll wear a suit and bring flowers and will bring it back by the scheduled curfew. Okay. But look what’s done! That ain’t your brain anymore. He’s gone and made balloon animals out of your imagination and is playing your amygdala like a bugle horn!
But boy is that a catchy tune, you think as you click your fingers and hum along.
Readers of his work will already know that he’s extremely flammable, can talk to insects, and has quite large eyes. He’s also a cracking author of some incredible bizarro books like the Wonderland Book Award Winner – I Will Rot Without You and his latest slice of absurdity – Impossible James.
Join me as we crack open this little walnut and see what’s crawling around inside.
WHO – Danger Slater
WHAT – Huh?
WHERE – Portland, Oregon, in America, on Earth, in the Solar System portion of the Milky Way, as a part of the Local Group of galaxies that is itself a part of the Virgo Supercluster which in turn is a portion of the Pisces-Cetus Supercluster Complex, located within the Universe we all know and love.
NOTABLE WORK – I Will Rot Without You, I suppose.
WHAT DO YOU WRITE WITH – My hands. I use them to type words on a keyboard. It’s wild, you gotta try it.
ONE WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR MIND – Flubber
CAN WE SEE A PICTURE OF WHERE YOU WRITE – Yeah, go Google ‘bathroom’ and my writing area looks pretty similar to that.
*GOES TO GOOGLE*
INTERESTING. VERY INTERESTING
WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO BIZARRO – the Bizarro Starter Kit books that Eraserhead used to put out functioned a lot like a sampler of several early Bizarro author’s works.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BIZARRO-ADJACENT MOVIE OR BOOK – The Greasy Strangler is a pretty good recent favorite. But weird shit has been around since movies began. Even A Trip to the Moon, the Melies film from 1902, is basically an Adult Swim short.
HOW DO YOU RECHARGE – Reading. And playing with my cat. I go out to eat a lot. I like that.
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS – I can answer them again, if you like?
WE’LL BE IN TOUCH!
How I Weird is a series of mini-interviews conducted by Luke Kondor, looking to celebrate the bizarro genre and the people who work in it. If you would like to be featured, then drop him (me) a line on Twitter at @Lukeofkondor.
Check out more of his nonsense at www.lukekondor.com.