Archive for November, 2010

Buy “Boneyard Babies” and get some free Pain!

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Books on November 27, 2010 by carltonmellick

boneyard babies

Lazy Fascist Press is offering a deal during the month of December:

From now until January 1st, 2011, if you purchase Boneyard Babies by Alan M. Clark from and send your receipt to, they’ll send you a free copy of Pain and Other Petty Plots to Keep You in Stitches.

I have a copy of “Pain and Other Petty Plots to Keep You in Stitches” and it’s an amazing book. It’s a graphic novel sized collection of bizarro horror illustrated by Alan Clark himself. If strange morbid surgery horror is your thing then you need this book.

Here’s some of the artwork:

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Boneyard Babies is Alan Clark’s newest book. Some of you might remember it from when I was asking for suggestions on the title. Your vote was overwhelmingly “Boneyard Babies” and that’s what the publisher decided to go with.


A man searches for his lover in a medical laboratory where people are transformed into nightmarish mutants. An undead prostitute enters the underworld to face off against a jackal-headed god. A woman incarcerated for her lipstick addiction must eat her own limbs or face imminent death. A tumor recounts its life with a man named Applewide.

In the morbidly surreal universe of World Fantasy Award-winner Alan M. Clark, there are only two types of people: those who are monsters, and those who are eaten by monsters. Proceed with caution.

Here’s what people are saying:

“Alan Clark has one wicked sense of humor.” —Elizabeth Massie, Stoker winning author of Sineater.

“We all know Alan Clark is one hell of an artist — in fact, one of the best the imaginative field has ever produced. Turns out he’s one hell of a writer, too. If that’s not a one-two punch that will knock you out I don’t know what is.” —Al Sarrantonio, author of Moonbane and editor of 999, Portents, and Stories (with Neil Gaiman)

“If you think Alan Clark’s art is darkly delightful, just wait until you read his twisted and fantastical tales. I promise you it will make weird and wonderful pictures in your head! And isn’t that what we all really want?” —Ann VanderMeer, Hugo-award winning Editor-in-Chief of Weird Tales magazine

“This is brain-melting stuff.” —Jeremy Robert Johnson, author of Angel Dust Apocalypse and Extinction Journals

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Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Books on November 26, 2010 by carltonmellick

Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy
Bizarro pal Bradley Sands just released a book through Cameron Pierce’s Lazy Fascist Press. Winner of the best title of the year award…


Bizarro humorist Bradley Sands returns with one of the strangest, most hilarious collections of the year.

In Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy, the pope gets sued, a headless man falls in love with a bowl of rice, and architects dismantle the earth. A war breaks out over greeting cards. A suicidal amputee tries to kill himself. William S. Burroughs becomes an amateur archaeologist and Tao Lin drinks an ape-flavored smoothie.

Between a breakfast of clocks, a lunch date with Adolf Hitler, and breakdancing in outer space, anything is possible in the work of Bradley Sands. Just never wear a bear costume to an orgy.

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“Lick Your Neighbor” by Chris Genoa – a bizarro Thanksgiving book

Posted in Bizarro Books on November 25, 2010 by carltonmellick

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Chris Genoa, bizarro author of the Eraserhead Press top seller FOOP!, has returned with his long-awaited second novel Lick Your Neighbor. It is basically a very strange retelling of the first Thanksgiving. This is what you should be reading today while waiting for the turkey to cook.


When Dale Alden of the Duxbury Historical Preservation Society awakes on the morning before Thanksgiving, there’s a turkey hanging from a tree in his backyard, a duck hanging from a rope in his fridge, an ill-tempered farmer in his bedroom, cops on his doorstep, and his son’s greasy, drumstick-clutching hand in his face. And that’s all before he leaves for work.

Mutant ninjas, a talking whale, kung-fu masters, maniacal Pilgrims and an alcoholic clown populate Chris Genoa’s surreal, darkly comical and unnerving reimagining of the first Thanksgiving. Put down your feathered headdresses, puritan collars and buckled shoes and prepare to get schooled in the alternate history lesson they never mentioned in grade school.

“It’s just too fucking weird.” – CHRISTOPHER MOORE, author of Lamb and A Dirty Job

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“Cannibals of Candyland” fan film

Posted in Bizarro Books on November 8, 2010 by carltonmellick

I was just sent a short student film based on my book “Cannibals of Candyland.” I always get a huge kick out of this kind of thing, especially as a somebody who used to make tons of of student films like this in high school and college.

Check it out:

OUT NOW: Zombies and Shit

Posted in Bizarro Books, Bizarro Fiction, horror, zombies on November 3, 2010 by carltonmellick

My new book is now available. For those of you who wantedbook from me like Apeshit but the epic scale of Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland, this is the book for you. As an obsessive zombie fan this is a book I just had to write. It is everything I have ever wanted to see in a zombie story since I was a little kid playing “zombie apocalypse” with my GI Joes.

Check it out:


Battle Royale meets Return of the Living Dead in this post-apocalyptic action adventure.

Twenty people wake to find themselves in a boarded-up building in the middle of the zombie wasteland. They soon realize they have been chosen as contestants on a popular reality show called Zombie Survival. Each contestant is given a backpack of supplies and a unique weapon. Their goal: be the first to make it through the zombie-plagued city to the pick-up zone alive. But because there’s only one seat available on the helicopter, the contestants not only have to fight off the hordes of the living dead, they must also fight each other.

Zombies and Shit is Mellick’s craziest book to date. A campy, trashy, punk rock gore fest that is as funny as it is brutal, as sad as it is strange. An edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that twists the zombie genre into something you’ve never seen before.

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