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by Luke Kondor

Welcome back to How I Weird, the series of where we find bizarro authors, strip em down, inspect their junk, compare them with our own.

That’s some interesting junk!

So I met Leigham Shardlow in person a couple of weeks ago. He picked me up by the scalp, pulled me on stage, and made me pretend to be a pineapple, all to win the bottled soul of former Bullseye host, Jim Bowen. I didn’t win the soul, but I did take home a handful of complimentary eyeballs. You’d be surprised by how much of that is true.

Anyway… on with the dissection. 

WHO – I’m Leigham aka “That Tall Bloke” aka “Every Nickname under the Sun”.

WHAT – My bed has a boil underneath but I’m afraid to pop it in case it’s full of ants.

WHERE –  Derby, England. It’s like super haunted.

NOTABLE WORK – Fell Beauties and the British Bizarro Community are the two things I’m most proud of. Don’t know if they’re notable…yet.

WHAT DO YOU WRITE WITH – Blood, not mine obviously.

ONE WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR MIND – Peculiar.

CAN WE SEE  A PICTURE OF WHERE YOU WRITE –

WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO BIZARRO – Shatnerquake by Jeff Burk.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BIZARRO-ADJACENT MOVIE OR BOOK – “How to be a complete Bastard” by Adrian Edmondson.

HOW DO YOU RECHARGE – I have a long cable that winds out of my bum. It’s not very comfortable.

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS – Like if you can get a dead person to answer that would be wicked cool.

I’LL PREP THE OUIJA BOARD!

Check out more Leigham’s book, Fell Beauties, part of the New Bizarro Author series. Whilst you’re at it, follow him on Twitter


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.

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