About the Author
Like a real world Kilgore Trout, cult author CARLTON MELLICK III has been pumping out some of the weirdest, trashiest, most imaginative books that you’ll never want to admit you secretly love.
His books are released on a quarterly basis (every January, April, July, and October).
Best known as one of the leading authors of the bizarro fiction movement in literature, he is also one of the most prolific authors of his generation with over 40 books in print since 2001. He won the Wonderland Book Award for his novel “Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland” and has had short stories make it into The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade.
Although many of his earliest works are on the surreal and experimental side, his current style is to take the most ridiculous concepts imaginable and approach them with complete sincerity, as if they are not intended to be ridiculous at all. Always full of tongue-in-cheek humor, social satire, and told in a simplistic straightforward prose style similar to that of children’s literature or early pulp fiction, Carlton Mellick III’s work is one of a kind, to say the least.
He lives in Portland, OR, the bizarro mecca.
This is his action figure:
PRAISE FOR CARLTON MELLICK III
“Easily the craziest, weirdest, strangest, funniest, most obscene writer in America.”
– GOTHIC MAGAZINE
“Carlton Mellick III has the craziest book titles… and the kinkiest fans!”
– CHRISTOPHER MOORE, author of The Stupidest Angel
“If you haven’t read Mellick you’re not nearly perverse enough for the twenty first century.”
– JACK KETCHUM, author of The Woman and The Girl Next Door
“Carlton Mellick III is one of bizarro fiction’s most talented practitioners, a virtuoso of the surreal, science fictional tale.”
– CORY DOCTOROW, author of Little Brother
“Bizarre, twisted, and emotionally raw–Carlton Mellick’s fiction is the literary equivalent of putting your brain in a blender.”
– BRIAN KEENE, author of The Rising and Dead Sea
“Carlton Mellick III exemplifies the intelligence and wit that lurks between its lurid covers. In a genre where crude titles are an art in themselves, Mellick is a true artist.”
– THE GUARDIAN
“Just as Pop had Andy Warhol and Dada Tristan Tzara, the Bizarro movement has its very own P. T. Barnum-type practitioner. He’s the mutton-chopped author of such books as Electric Jesus Corpse and The Menstruating Mall, the illustrator, editor, and instructor of all things Bizarro, and his name is Carlton Mellick III.”
– DETAILS MAGAZINE