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by Luke Kondor
Legend has it that if you go to the English coastline with a picnic basket, take out a fresh pot of tea, maybe some new bizarro books, and a fresh stack of YouTube channels, a wild Madeleine Swann might just appear. She might just float down to your little picnic, drink your tea, read your books, watch your videos, and then promptly kick you in the face. She’ll giggle as she dances your skull into a tasty psychedelic passata.
So the legend goes…
Anyway, before the dance begins…
WHO – Madeleine Swann
WHAT – Malicious whimsy, according to Nicholas Day.
WHERE – At my house with The Bear (Bill Purnell, art man) in Southend by the sea, Englandland
NOTABLE WORK – Fortune Box
WHAT DO YOU WRITE WITH – My bare hands. And a computer.
ONE WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR MIND – Silly
CAN WE SEE A PICTURE OF WHERE YOU WRITE – Yes!
WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO BIZARRO – I’d been a horror fan forever but I needed more weird, more experimental stuff. I loved Alice in Wonderland as a child, then found William Burroughs and Anthony Burgess at 17, then Haruki Murakami, then weirder and weirder things till an online search opened a whole new world.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BIZARRO-ADJACENT MOVIE OR BOOK – It’s a TV series but I currently force everyone to watch The Shivering Truth, it’s mind blowing! Book is Alice In Wonderland because it brings back a ton of comforting childhood memories.
HOW DO YOU RECHARGE – Wrapped in a blanket, watching things and drinking tea.
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS – Luciana Williams.
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.