Archive for December, 2009

New artwork: two more

Posted in art on December 30, 2009 by carltonmellick

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Brian Keene on “Apeshit”

Posted in Bizarro Books on December 28, 2009 by carltonmellick

Every year around this time, bestselling horror author Brian Keene lists his top ten reads of the year. This year, out of 246 books, he ranked my book Apeshit at #6.

This is what he had to say:

6. APESHIT by Carlton Mellick III – If there has ever been a more apt title for a novel, I don’t know what it is. Apeshit is Carlton Mellick’s absolutely ape-shit bizarro homage to the 80’s slasher genre. It has all the trappings. A carload of surplus, expendable teenagers. A remote, backwoods cabin. Strange local inhabitants. A killer lurking in the woods. But these tropes are soon vivisected, examined and then sewn together into new things, as the best fiction of the bizarro genre often does. Hilarious, insightful and absolutely over-the-fucking-top, Apeshit will appeal to both traditional slasher fans and readers who want something a bit heavier. Plus, the scene with the girl who uses her own intestines as a rope is the grisliest – and funniest – thing I’ve read all year.

New artwork

Posted in art on December 27, 2009 by carltonmellick

The day after Christmas I decided to relax and do some artwork.

This is what I did:

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What I got for Christmas

Posted in Random Shit on December 26, 2009 by carltonmellick

Three christmases were pretty exhausting but a lot of fun. I’m ready to sleep for a couple days. This is what I was given:

Left for Dead 2
Doctor Who – E-Space Trilogy
Doctor Who – Delta and the Bannermen
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Farscape the complete series
Gunslinger Girl 2 complete boxset
Last Exile complete boxset
Star Trek PEZ dispenser boxset
some gift cards
a sausage

Christmas Card for you

Posted in Random Shit on December 24, 2009 by carltonmellick

A Christmas Song – Santa Claws

Posted in Bizarro Artists, Bizarro Books, Random Shit on December 21, 2009 by carltonmellick

Andrew Goldfarb, bizarro musician and author of Slub Glub in the Weird World of the Weeping Willows, has a new Christmas song for you. Goldfarb’s pet guinea pig Coco does percussion on the song.

Listen to it here:

Santa Claws

merry christmas



Santa Claws

santa claws

More info on Andrew’s bizarro children’s book:


Santa Conquers the Homophobes

Posted in Bizarro Books on December 20, 2009 by carltonmellick

This looks like a book worth checking out:

“Santa Conquers the Homophobes” by Robert Devereaux

I’ve read Robert’s earlier book “Santa Steps Out” which was just brilliant. I’m sure this one is good too. It’s too late to recommend this as a Christmas gift, but maybe next year.