So I found out the other day that Andrew J. Stone teaches bizarro fiction. Like, in a real school, to a living class, of actual breathing students, with impressionable minds.
While we’re all sat at home in our soiled underwear, guzzling beer bongs and endlessly scrolling through Twitter, he’s out there making the future a better and weirder place
I think if we could take a moment to try and be a bit more like Andrew, we could turn this whole thing around.
Grab your cute little moustaches, glasses, and your beanie hats, and be more like this guy.
WHO – Andrew J. Stone.
WHAT – Chicken Butt?
WHERE – Los Angeles, California.
NOTABLE WORK – All Hail the House Gods.
WHAT DO YOU WRITE WITH – Fingers, mostly. Toes on occasion. And always on my laptop.
ONE WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR MIND – Love.
CAN WE SEE A PICTURE OF WHERE YOU WRITE – I don’t have a consistent writing spot, but I probably write the most in bed. So…
Andrew teaches bizarro fiction to even the youngest of students.
WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO BIZARRO – Sam Pink’s story collection I Am Going to Clone Myself and then Kill the Clone and Eat It in early 2013. From there I really dove into the LFP catalogue and then eventually made the jump to reading Cameron Pierce’s work from EHP, and after that, I read any bizarro I could get my hands on.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BIZARRO-ADJACENT MOVIE OR BOOK – Book = Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Movie = The City of Lost Children.
HOW DO YOU RECHARGE – Sleep. Read (lately a lot of leftist political theory as well as Latin American writers). Hang out with my wife and our ten-month-old twins. Party with friends. Smoke cigars and hookah.
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS – Laura Lee Bahr or Pedro Proença.
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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.