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Weird Comic Watch: Snotgirl

WHO IS LOTTIE PERSON? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess?

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Check it out on Amazon!


Book Trailer: Sip

Coming this August from Soho Press and Brian Allen Carr, a novel of the doom of drinking your own shadow


Out Now: Embry: Hardboiled (BONUS: join the Michael Allen Rose Creative Empire!)

Newly released from Eraserhead Press and available from Amazon, it’s….

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EMBRY: HARDBOILED

A darkly comic noir about a chicken living in a world of anthropomorphic eggs who’s wanted for a murder he didn’t commit.

Life’s tough for an “embry.” Considered a vestigial organ at best and a parasite at worst, chicken embryos are usually aborted by the egg folk early in life. Once in a while one survives and slips through, hatching into an embry, an ostracized, lower caste anthropomorphic chicken. They have their own ghettos, and are barely tolerated by polite society. Our hero wakes up one day to find that some upstanding citizens have been scrambled. The king, his horses and his men are now after our hero for a crime he didn’t commit and proving his innocence is going to be nearly impossible. Thank goodness he’s armed with spurs, or the rotten eggs prowling the alleys of this strange grocery item city would fry him good. Delving deeper and deeper into the mystery, Embry uncovers his own bizarre background and finds he is hunted by a secret society who revere the most famous egg of all time, the very egg he himself emerged from during the great fall.

From the author of Boiled Americans and Party Wolves in My Skull comes a dystopian crime story that will have you asking: Which comes first, the chicken or egg?

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

Michael Allen Rose has started a Patreon account so fans of his books, music, and other artistic shenanigans can help him continue creating more beautifully weird projects in the future. We at Bizarro Central hope you check it out and help Mr. Rose achieve his goals. Thanks!


Out Now: Liquid Status

New from Bradley Sands and Rooster Republic Press…

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“This reads like what might happen if Freud and the Joker collaborated on a rewrite of Blake Butler’s There Is No Year. A weird and swerving book that nonetheless says a lot about the hidden dynamics of families.” – Brian Evenson, author of A Collapse of Horses

When Grandma dies and the front door disappears, one family will have to explore the inner dimensions of their house, themselves, and each other in order to find a way out. Bradley Sands’ novelette reimagines the idea that a house becomes a home, and instead asks what happens when a family becomes a house. Liquid Status is family drama reimagined as a surreal, existential nightmare.

Get it here!


Mystery Meat available now on Comixology

Mystery Meat, that modern underground horror comic about the last American taboo (our food), is now available on Comixology. This way you can witness Cody Goodfellow and Mike Dubisch’s vision of fast food fuckery without getting your fingers greasy and for a very good price. Check it out here.

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Entropy in Bloom featured in Publishers Weekly!

When a deviant mind like Jeremy Robert Johnson is featured in Publishers Weekly, you know the world’s getting weirder. Huge congratulations to JRJ. Time for every weirdo (and some of the normals, too) to get excited for Entropy in Bloom, due to drop in April!

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Out Now: The Orphanarium

The latest Eraserhead Press release has dropped and is available on Amazon! S.T. Cartledge presents: The Orphanarium.

Here is us. We are here in the Orphanarium. Think: a city in a massive box, vacuum-sealed tight. No one is allowed outside. Here, people are born out of the air or made like computers and put together. Daff is me and Dil is you and together we are twins pulled from the same vacuum of space. Cyberia is our friend android and she has a window in her head, a sphere like a crystal mind monitor. Our pet is called Killy, a cyborg dog who was born out of the air like you and me, but has since been built up with robot parts so she can live longer.

This is the way things are. And the way things are right now is all about the situation with the Elementals. Some people are calling it a war. For others, it’s more of a slaughter. Us or them, it’s never specified. We try so hard to stay alive but the chaos spills through the walls onto us. There is no control. But there’s always talk of what’s going on outside the Orphanarium. Whispers of what’s happening out there, while we’re over here surrounded by candylions grazing on their holographic grass. Truth is we don’t know until we find out.

The Orphanarium is a surreal dystopian novel reminiscent of early bizarro works like Lost in Cat Brain Land by Cameron Pierce and Sea of the Patchwork Cats by Carlton Mellick III, as well as the poetic dreamscapes of Richard Brautigan and Hayao Miyazaki.