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Point your guzzler to the sky, howl at the moon, and say his name thrice. That’s how one summons the spooky zinester from New York, Ben Fitts. 

Either that or slide into his DM’s, all slick-like. 

Ben might look sanitary from a safe distance, but believe me, he’s absolutely filthy. And I mean filthy with talent! As if making music and putting together incredible bizarro zines wasn’t enough, he’s only gone and launched his debut book, My Birth And Other Regrets.

WHO – Ben Fitts

WHAT –  That weird emo kid from high school, except like an adult now (sort of). 

WHERE – Right now I’m living out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I’m a stereotype, I know.  

I can picture it now…

If it Fitts, it sits…

NOTABLE WORK – By default it’s kind of by default My Birth And Other Regrets since that’s my only book out so far, but some people know me instead from The Rock N’ Roll Horror Zine or my short story “Where I Keep My Spoons”. 

WHAT DO YOU WRITE WITH – Mostly my fingers. If you can find a more efficient part of the body to do it with, please let me know.  

ONE WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR MIND – Lobotomized 

CAN WE SEE  A PICTURE OF WHERE YOU WRITE – I write in a lot of places and some of them are pretty cool, but honestly most of it happens on this couch and this table. The picture of the table probably says more about me than anything else here. 

WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO BIZARRO – I Will Rot Without You by Danger Slater was my first bizarro book from back before I even knew what bizarro was. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BIZARRO-ADJACENT MOVIE OR BOOK – Swiss Army Man wins the title of my favorite bizarro-adjacent movie and The Hawkline Monster by Richard Brautigan for wins it for favorite book. 

HOW DO YOU RECHARGE – I used to run on Monster energy drinks but then I found this brand called Venom that’s only 99 cents a can, so now I’m pretty much just shaking with excessive caffeine all the time. 

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS – I’d like to see what Ira Rat has to say. 

It’s just like I said, right?

Absolutely filthy.

If you’d like to roll around in Ben’s talented filth, go follow him on Twitter, check out his website, and buy his book.

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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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