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How I Weird with Danger Slater

HOW I WEIRD WITH DANGER SLATER

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Danger Slater is a lovely chap. He’s the kind of guy you can trust with your brain with. He’ll take your brain out on a date. Sure. He’ll wear a suit and bring flowers and will bring it back by the scheduled curfew. Okay. But look what’s done! That ain’t your brain anymore. He’s gone and made balloon animals out of your imagination and is playing your amygdala like a bugle horn!

But boy is that a catchy tune, you think as you click your fingers and hum along.

Readers of his work will already know that he’s extremely flammable, can talk to insects, and has quite large eyes. He’s also a cracking author of some incredible bizarro books like the Wonderland Book Award Winner – I Will Rot Without You and his latest slice of absurdity – Impossible James.

Join me as we crack open this little walnut and see what’s crawling around inside. 

 

WHO – Danger Slater

WHAT – Huh?

WHERE – Portland, Oregon, in America, on Earth, in the Solar System portion of the Milky Way, as a part of the Local Group of galaxies that is itself a part of the Virgo Supercluster which in turn is a portion of the Pisces-Cetus Supercluster Complex, located within the Universe we all know and love.

NOTABLE WORK – I Will Rot Without You, I suppose.

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WHAT DO YOU WRITE WITH – My hands. I use them to type words on a keyboard. It’s wild, you gotta try it.

ONE WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR MIND – Flubber

CAN WE SEE  A PICTURE OF WHERE YOU WRITE – Yeah, go Google ‘bathroom’ and my writing area looks pretty similar to that.

WHAT WAS YOUR INTRODUCTION TO BIZARRO – the Bizarro Starter Kit books that Eraserhead used to put out functioned a lot like a sampler of several early Bizarro author’s works. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BIZARRO-ADJACENT MOVIE OR BOOK – The Greasy Strangler is a pretty good recent favorite. But weird shit has been around since movies began. Even A Trip to the Moon, the Melies film from 1902, is basically an Adult Swim short.

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HOW DO YOU RECHARGE – Reading. And playing with my cat. I go out to eat a lot. I like that.

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS – I can answer them again, if you like?

WE’LL BE IN TOUCH!

Check out more of Danger’s work on his blog,  follow him over on Twitter, and check out his books over on Amazon.


Bizarro Summer Reading: Impossible James

Wherein Bizarro Central takes a wide-ranging look at all the weird books coming out this summer…

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My father was dying. There was no hope. Then he took a screwdriver to the brain. Got pregnant. And found the cure for death.

Impossible? That’s my dad.

IMPOSSIBLE JAMES

“Danger Slater is fearless and should be ashamed of himself. Thank God he’s not.” — JOSH MALERMAN, author of Bird Box

“If Richard Brautigan and William S. Burroughs had a baby it would be Danger Slater” — THE HORROR REVIEW

“Bizarro horror at its best.”  — SPLATTERPUNK ZINE

Available HERE


New Release: He Digs A Hole

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Get a job. Get married. Buy a house. Cut off your hands and replace them with gardening tools. Dig a hole. Can you hear the worms calling? Keep digging.

“Danger Slater is fearless and should be ashamed of himself. Thank God he’s not.” — JOSH MALERMAN, author of Bird Box

“If Richard Brautigan and William S. Burroughs had a baby it would be Danger Slater” — THE HORROR REVIEW

“Bizarro horror at its best.”  — SPLATTERPUNK ZINE

Get it HERE


Podcastlandia!

This week’s roundup of podcasts incluuuuuudddeeesss….

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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, 2018. He Digs A Hole is chock full of symbolism and analogies. And just went you think you’ve got this clever little narrative all figure out, BOOM, in steps the world’s most explosive writer to lay down some fourth wall breaking commentary that somehow manages to weave its way into the plotline as well.

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GET LIT WITH LEZA! Rios de la Luz is a queer xicana/chapina author of the short story collection, The Pulse Between Dimensions and The Desert and the novella, Itzá. She lives in El Paso with the love of her life and her beautiful dog. Rios and Leza talk about magic, dreams, Korean dramas, & dealing with trauma through art.

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JOHN WAYNE LIED TO YOU! John Wayne Comunale says: I’m back fresh from Days of the Dead in Atlanta where I shared a table with two very delightful gentlemen: David W. Barbee and Mike Lombardo, and this week’s story is about that very trip. What a time was had in which I learned many things, gained new perspective on art and life, and turned into a big softy when it came to kids and reading. I hope you enjoy listening to these adventures as much as we did having them. In sadder new, we really miss our Uncle Charles . . .

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AND REVIEW ME PLEASE! Technically not a podcast, but this is a special two-parter! Michael and PJ have genuine celebrity guests, cocktails, and the unboxing of Fiona Apple! See Part 1 and Part 2 on their YouTube channel.


Let DANGER SLATER Spread Your Love for Valentine’s Day!

HERE’S A PROMO FOR YOU:

If you pre-order HE DIGS A HOLE from Amazon (or wherever) between now and it’s release date of Feb. 14th, I will mail a personalized Valentine’s Day card with an original message directly to someone you LOVE! “But I don’t love anyone,” you say? Well then, never fear you sad sad human being! Because I will mail a personalized ANTI-Valentine’s Day card to someone you HATE instead!

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All you gotta do is send me some kinda proof that you pre-ordered (a receipt or screenshot, etc.) and the name and address of the person you love/hate, and I will send them a card that will get you laid/cursed out. DM me on social media or email at danger_slater@yahoo.com