Archive for the Bizarro Authors Category

COMING SOON: “The Morbidly Obese Ninja”

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Books, Bizarro Fiction, Fiction, Uncategorized on March 24, 2011 by carltonmellick

Features: a world where people cosmetically alter their bodies to look like Japanese anime characters, cyberpunk assassins hired by electronics corporations, and a 700 pound ninja who uses his grotesque excess weight as a deadly weapon.

Austin Post article on CM3

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Fiction on January 28, 2011 by carltonmellick

The Austin Post did an article on me today. Check it out:

Way Beyond Bizarre: The Genius of Carlton Mellick III

New Message Board

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Books, horror on January 21, 2011 by carltonmellick

I’ve got a new message board at the Keenedom.

Stop by and say hi.

http://www.briankeene.com/forum

Coming in 2011

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Books on January 19, 2011 by carltonmellick

This year I’ve got quite a few new books coming out, as well as many re-issues of older books.

    Coming in Winter/Spring 2011:

WAR SLUT
This is a first of many older books to be re-issued with new cover art, as well as some minor editing work.

CRAB TOWN

A bizarro bank heist novella.

THE MORBIDLY OBESE NINJA

My second short story collection, finally coming out after a decade. The title novella is about a cyberpunk ninja that is 700 pounds of pure badassery.

BARBARIAN BEAST BITCHES OF THE BADLANDS

A collection of three novellas that take place before, after, and during the events of Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland

    In the works:

SEVEN CYBORGS
A bizarro retelling of Seven Samurai, in outer space.

THE HANDSOME SQUIRM
A pregnant demon arrives at the door of a young man’s house. It turns out that she is a succubus who visited him in his sleep nine months ago. She says he’s the father of her child and wants to move in with him, get married, and raise the kid together. The problem is, he is already in love with another woman and has no intention of marrying this demon. But once her father, Satan himself, comes into the picture he realizes it’s not going to be so easy to get out of his responsibilities. Basically, this book will be kind of a fucked up version of a romantic comedy.

THE SUPER EVILS
Captain Explode-O wants more than anything to be the greatest superhero on Earth. Unfortunately, his super power is the ability to make babies explode. Captain Explode-O tries to use his powers for good, but once he explodes three babies in order to prevent a convenience store robbery he inadvertently becomes the nation’s most hated super villain. Depressed and riddled with guilt, he vows never to use his powers ever again…but he might not have a choice once The Super Evils — the most evil league of super villains this side of the planet — try to recruit him as their new leader.

There might be more books coming out in 2011, but we’ll have to wait and see. Sometimes I’ll drop everything to write something new.

Brian Keene votes “Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland” one of the best books of 2010

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Books, Bizarro Fiction, horror on January 3, 2011 by carltonmellick

warrior wolf women

On his blog today, bestselling horror writer Brian Keene, mentions my book Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland as one of his top ten reads of 2010.

This is what he has to say:

…this is one of Mellick’s best — and most accessible — works to date. In a post-apocalyptic future where people live in a socialist mega-city run by the McDonald’s Corporation, those who disobey are cast out into the wastelands, where they fall prey to marauding gangs of female werewolves. And with that wacky Bizarro premise, Mellick begins a fascinating and humorous examination of sexual politics and awakenings, consumption mindset, capitalism, gender separation, and dehumanization. The best Bizarro fiction always does this — examines social, political, and religious issues through a very cracked and surreal lens, but Mellick remains the top practitioner, and very rightfully so. If you still don’t understand what the Bizarro genre is about, or want to try reading it and aren’t sure where to begin, Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland is a great starting point.

For the rest of his top ten list, go here: http://www.briankeene.com/?p=5318.

Affairs Magazine Interview

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Books, Bizarro Fiction on December 13, 2010 by carltonmellick

I just did an interview with Affairs Magazine about zombies, Christmas, and bizarro.

Check it out here: www.affairsmagazine.com

All 43 Eraserhead Press Books Released in 2010

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Books on December 12, 2010 by carltonmellick

43 new books. This is what we did in 2010 instead of sleep.

ERASERHEAD PRESS

Christmas on Crack edited by Carlton Mellick III

The Bizarro Starter Kit (purple)

Starfish Girl by Athena Villaverde

Night of the Assholes by Kevin L. Donihe

Mr. Magic Realism by Bruce Taylor

The Cannibal’s Guide to Ethical Living by Mykle Hansen

The Emerald Burrito of Oz by John Skipp and Marc Levinthal

The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island by Cameron Pierce

Slag Attack by Andersen Prunty

Eyeballs Growing All Over Me…Again by Tony Rauch

Lick Your Neighbor by Chris Genoa

The Kobold Wizard’s Dildo of Enlightenment +2 by Carlton Mellick III

Lost in Cat Brain Land by Cameron Pierce

My Fake War by Andersen Prunty

Sunset with a Beard by Carlton Mellick III

Super Giant Monster Time! by Jeff Burk

DEADITE PRESS

Whargoul by Dave Brockie

Population Zero by Wrath James White

The Haunter of the Threshold by Edward Lee

Zombies and Shit by Carlton Mellick III

Rock and Roll Reform School Zombies by Bryan Smith

Trolley No. 1852 by Edward Lee

The Book of a Thousand Sins by Wrath James White

The Vegan Revolution…with Zombies by David Agranoff

Slaughterhouse High by Robert Devereaux

The Innswich Horror by Edward Lee

Bullet Through Your Face by Edward Lee

Brain Cheese Buffet by Edward Lee

LAZY FASCIST PRESS

Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy by Bradley Sands

The Flappy Parts by Kevin L. Donihe

Person by Sam Pink

Boneyard Babies by Alan M. Clark

The Self Esteem Holocaust Comes Home by Sam Pink

SHARK VS BADGER COMICS

A Hundred Horrible Sorrows of Ogner Stump by A. Goldfarb

NEW BIZARRO AUTHOR SERIES

How to Eat Fried Furries by Nicole Cushing

Muscle Memory by Steve Lowe

Felix and the Sacred Thor by James Steele

Love in the Time of Dinosaurs by Kirsten Alene

Uncle Sam’s Carnival of Copulating Inanimals by Kirk Jones

The Egg Said Nothing by Caris O’Malley

Bucket of Face by Eric Hendrixson

THE MAGAZINE OF BIZARRO FICTION

Issue #4 guest edited by John Skipp

Issue #3 edited by Jeff Burk