Today we get the very special privilege of talking to not only the Editor-In-Cheef of BizarroCentral.Com, not only one of the great bizarro authors of our time, not only the Grandmaster Toad-Licker himself, but the man who was just this morning crowned THE SEXIEST MAN IN FRANCE 2019.
And he’s not even in France!
So light up a cigarillo and doff your croissant to the great Mr Barbee himself.
WHO – David W. Barbee
WHAT – Weird, nerdy, violent, sexy, entertaining stories. My latest works include the novella Laser House on the Prairie from Excession Press and “Snakes in her Head”, a story in Death’s Head Press’ Breaking Bizarro anthology.
WHERE – The South. Dirtiest part of the compass.
NOTABLE WORK – A Town Called Suckhole, my post-apocalyptic redneck detective yarn.
WHAT DO YOU WRITE WITH – My brain and my laptop, though I take a lot of notes with pen and paper.
ONE WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR MIND – Multitudinous.
Or… multi-dude-ness. Amiright?
CAN WE SEE A PICTURE OF WHERE YOU WRITE –
WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO BIZARRO – A trifecta of Satan Burger by Carlton Mellick, Dr. Identity by D. Harlan Wilson, and Everybody Scream! by Jeffrey Thomas. All three of those are very science fiction-based, and incredibly vibrant.
HOW DO YOU RECHARGE – Recharging is quite impossible. I have but a finite amount of charge which has been with me since birth, slowly leaking out with my every thought and activity. One day the charge will fully dissipate and I will either crumble into dust or transcend into a state more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS – Nicholas Day, that smart motherfucker.
I hope you enjoyed your time with David W. Barbee, because now he must be hermetically sealed, vacuum-packed to preserve maximum sexiness, ready to be placed on a shelf with the previous SEXIEST MAN IN FRANCE winners, locked away on a dusty old shelf. Soundproofed, of course. Because the screams deflate the souffle’s.
Until next time…
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.
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