Since 1985, the Printers Row neighborhood in Chicago hosts a literary festival each June. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the area became the Midwest hub of the printing industry with historically significant buildings designed by legendary architects. Today, it continues to be a draw for fans of Chicago […]
According to a release on the Eraserhead Press website, the following books are going out of print. Be sure to pick up your copy before these paperback editions sell out! The Mondo Vixen Massacre by Jamie GrefeElephant Vice by Chris MeekingsRainbows Suck by Madeleine SwannHer Fingers by Tamara RomeroCarnageland by […]
Jeff Burk is the author of several bizarro books, the host of the Jeff Attacks Podcast, and watcher of too many movies. It’s that time again – my favorite movies of 2018! Holy shit was 2018 a fucking crazy year. If you follow the news and world events you know that 2018 was […]
It’s October and Madeleine Swann wants weird stuff for Halloween! Send her links, videos, or other strange, spooky things via email (email@example.com) and she’ll react to it in an upcoming video on her YouTube channel! See her video request below. This is a lady who wants to be weirded out! […]
Like zines? Then you need to get The Beginner’s Guide To Bizarro Fiction, a new zine by Ben Fitts profiling great writers in the bizarro scene. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in receiving a copy.
Madeleine Swann is here with a special offer for her newest release from Eraserhead Press, FORTUNE BOX! Check it out!
A new absurdist e-zine has emerged from The Strange Edge. Presenting… Download the first issue HERE
Hi! My name is Michael Allen Rose, and I’m a Chicago based author, musician and performance artist. I’ve worked in a variety of mediums, but the things I’m most proud of and known for are probably my books, such as Party Wolves In My Skull and Embry: Hard Boiled from Eraserhead Press and Boiled Americans from […]
Caleb Wilson’s Polymer is making waves with a new book trailer! And not just any book trailer, an INTERACTIVE book trailer. Head over to POLYMERVANIA to get started! And purchase Polymer HERE
Get a dose of weird with recent episodes of some of our favorite podcasts and vlogs, including… JOHN WAYNE LIED TO YOU: Episode 40 – The Day I Used Up All My White Privilege and REVIEW ME PLEASE: S02 E02A Ayalew Mesfin – Hasabe (My Worries) Unboxing
Bizarro author, poet, and Australian S.T. Carledge has created something in total defiance of all the sea of podcasts that saturates the internet. This new and groundbreaking interview format features all the candid conversation of a podcast… but you can read it. That’s right: real, emotional, boundary-breaking revelations and soul-searching […]
This week’s roundup of podcasts includes… BIZZONG! Featuring the 2017 Recipient of the Wonderland Book of the Year Award, Danger Slater. Danger talks about his moment at BizarroCon when he won the award and how it affected him. More important, we talk about his newest book, which comes out February 14th, […]
Bizarro Con is almost a whole year away, and many of us still have great memories of the 2017 bizarro fiction convention. Bizarro Con is the most magical time and place on earth. Not Bizarro Con is a yearlong slog of boredom and normalcy. Luckily, Madeleine Swann created a lovely […]
Here comes some of that ultra-modern video web logging! Madeleine Swann and Christoph Paul are hard at work providing content that moves and talks on your screen. First is Ms. Swann, who catalogs some of her favorite weird books… and Christoph with some writing advice…
I’m Tiffany Scandal. I am a writer, editor, photographer, podcaster, and videographer. I am the author of There’s No Happy Ending (Eraserhead Press), Jigsaw Youth (Ladybox Books), and the Wonderland Award finalist Shit Luck (Eraserhead Press). I’ve also penned quite a few stories for various anthologies, journals, and magazines. I enjoy creating things that are weird, […]
Jeff Burk is the author of several bizarro books, the host of the Jeff Attacks Podcast, and watcher of too many movies. It’s that time again – my favorite movies of 2017! Want to see what I liked in previous years? Check out these links: 2000-2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 […]
Christopher Lesko one of many multi-talented creators in the bizarro scene, and one of his baby’s is this disturbing short film about two brothers celebrating with their new trophy. Wholesome!
Today’s roundup of podcasts every weirdo should listen to includes FIVE different shows with a veritable smorgasbord of strangeness… BIZZONG! talks with NBAS 2018 author Larissa Glasser about her experience at BizarroCon 2017. Then we dig into her book, the first of the new crop of New Bizarro Authors for 2018, […]
Over at Lucas Mangum’s blog, he’s posted a story about dinosaurs and ultraviolence called Extinction Peak. It goes a little something like this: No, that’s actually Dinosaurs Attack!, but the idea is similar. Here’s Mangum himself describing the story: “Two and a half years ago, I wrote a novel inspired […]
S.T. Cartledge is a writer and poet from Australia and he’s creating one-shots and chapbooks of his work that YOU can receive when you sign up to be one of his patrons. I’m a fan of Cartledge’s work, personally. He writes weird and whimsical fiction that blends the magical with […]
Christoph Paul is a weird writer and die hard Dolphins fan. Squishy the Cat is Jeff Burk’s obese cat. In a sane world, the two of them would be allowed to lead an NFL football team to glory. Instead, here they are in Jeff’s bedroom giving Jay Cutler the business.
It’s weird. It’s funky. It’s ready to fill your heart with horrendous horror and rapturous rap music. It’s Cody Goodfellow’s all-new all-different BABY GOT BASS!
Portland Bizarros were lucky enough this week to see a gallery show of movie posters from Ghana. These posters are hand-painted on canvas or burlap sacks, and the edges are torn and ripped where they were tacked onto billboards, torn down, and then retacked as the films travel around to […]
There are TONS of bizarro events on the horizon. So if you’re actually within throwing distance of any of these events, schedule your next two weeks accordingly! Friday, October 20, 7:00 pm at Copperfield Books in Petaluma, CA: Join Ross Lockhart as he hosts Brian Allen Carr and his weird, […]
The Slow Poisoner wishes for you to enter the wicked web of… SPIDORA!
Lazy Fascist Press, purveyor of the very best in strange literature, has shut its doors. Everyone associated with bizarro fiction along with many others throughout the literary world owe a great deal to Lazy Fascist and its editor Cameron Pierce. Below you’ll find his parting words. I’m proud to announce […]
Gabino Iglesias offered a smorgasbord of reasons why you should check out the bizarro genre, including “an invitation to drop whatever formulaic mess you might be reading now and enter a world where rules don’t apply and anything can, and does, happen.” So head over to LitReactor for a very […]
Weird writer Adam Millard has written, directed, animated, and given artistic birth to his own stop motion short! It’s called WE’RE GONNA PLAY A GAME, and it’s a parody of the Saw franchise. Enjoy!
Well, that kick ass poster pretty much says it all.
Lee Widener is an artist who’s weird, and now he’s asking you, The Internet, to help him continue making weird art. Here’s the pitch: I have gotten a lot of good feedback on my weird cartoons and artwork over the years and recently decided to offer my artwork on a […]
Now and then my bizarro peers will chime in and let me know what’s happening out there in Podcastlandia. Today I hear tales of Nicholaus Patnaude at LOSING THE PLOT, discussing his books Guitar Wolf and First Aide Medicine, as well as his new psychedelic horror press, Psychedelic Horror Press […]
It blasted a hole in Kickstarter. It made the rounds on the indie film circuit; hitting 9 countries, 39 festivals, and winning 14 awards! People walked out. People cried blasphemy. Horror icons like Guillermo Del Toro, Mike Flanagan, John Shirley, and John Skipp each had their faces melted by it. And […]
We here at Bizarro Central enjoy disturbing sexual fetishes and uniquely executed violence, so Attack of the Adult Babies looks good enough to make us punch a butcher knife.
John Skipp is putting together a feature film where the house isn’t haunted. YOU ARE! And you can help make it happen! Hope in Hell Trailer + from Fungasm Press on Vimeo. Here’s the pitch from the man himself: For my 60th birthday, I swore a “bucket list vow” to […]
Grindhouse cinema comes to television with the debut of Blood Drive on the SyFy channel. Much of what SyFy puts out can be called bizarro, but an entire series about a death race where the cars are fueled by human blood? That sounds more promising than any number of tornadoes […]