“Like a bionic Ralph Bakshi reborn from snorting Orwell’s ashes, Kevin Shamel drags cherished childhood fantasies into the gutter of adulthood, and makes you pay dearly to swallow them all over again. Intelligence is a universal disease, but never fear… Rotten Little Animals just may be the cure we’ve been praying for.” – CODY GOODFELLOW, author of Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars
“Looney Tunes amped up on cocaine, sex and soft, silky fur and feathers. Shamel’s debut is wildly entertaining and destined to become an instant bizarro classic.” – GINA RANALLI, author of Sky Tongues
“This book has three of my favorites things: Kittens, Zombies, and Snuff Films.” – JEFF BURK, author of Shatnerquake
“It begins as a zombie film, transforms into a deranged puppet show, and ends with a car chase. If you ever wondered what a Pixar exploitation film would be like, you need Rotten Little Animals.” – CAMERON PIERCE, author of The Ass Goblins of Auschwitz
“Written with the humor of Adult Swim, but with enough psychological profundity to matter. Shamel is a bright motherfucker!” – FORREST ARMSTRONG, author of DEADHEART SHELTERS
Kevin Shamel’s first book gathered reviews like this one: “Like a bionic Ralph Bakshi reborn from snorting Orwell’s ashes, Kevin Shamel drags cherished childhood fantasies into the gutter of adulthood, and makes you pay dearly to swallow them all over again. Intelligence is a universal disease, but never fear… Rotten Little Animals just may be the cure we’ve been praying for.” Cody Goodfellow (author of Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars and Perfect Union)
Rotten Little Animals made Kevin famous in the bizarro community for zombie-cat sock puppets, exotic martini recipes, and his ability to get any audience firmly in the palm of his hand. This last skill helped him win second place in the prestigious 2009 Bizarro Showdown.
After the success of RLA, Kevin was invited to be the first ever participant in Bizarro Bootcamp—an intense initiation into the bizarro world. From expert writing and business advice to rainy-night downhill bike runs and glow-in-the-dark 3D golf, it was truly an awesome experience. From that experience came Kevin’s next book, Island of the Super People, to be released in Spring 2011. This is his first full-length novel.
He recently went on an Eraserhead Press Writer’s Retreat to the Sylvia Beach Hotel and wrote his next book in a three-day marathon. It’s called, Porn Land. Kevin hopes that in writing this book he may get to meet actual porn stars.
Other writing credits include lots of flash fiction, and some stories in anthologies—including Carlton Mellick III’s Christmas on Crack. In the intro to Kevin’s story, Christmas Crabs, CM3 said, “…an absurd apocalyptic version of Christmas Vacation with giant flesh eating crabs that shoot lasers. How can I turn that down?”
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