“In these stories you’ll discover legends, monsters, secret tunnels, and magical elves–along with some interesting true history. Widener has a way of combining the gritty and the whimsical, crafting tall tales that exude a streetwise wisdom and his own unique sense of humor. Imagine traditional fairy tales embellished by a wise-cracking favorite uncle, and you’re almost there.” – S.P. Miskowski, author of I Wish I Was Like You
“Reading Lee Widener is like listening to late-night radio: Uncanny, unpredictable, unusual, and apt to introduce you to your next favorite thing. The stories in Under the Shanghai Tunnels showcase Widener at his bizarro best, mashing up monster movies, Lovecraftian squick, and Dr. Demento-style pop weirdness. Pick it up and have a blast!” – Ross E. Lockhart Editor & Publisher, Word Horde Books
“Moody, atmospheric and dripping with dread, Lee Widener’s collection is not to be missed.” -Kate Jonez, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author
“Weird tales indeed. The most entertaining/funny/strange collection I’ve read this year. Widener should probably be institutionalized. Great stories from a very imaginative author.” – Gina Ranalli, author of Mother Puncher and Suicide Girls in the Afterlife
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Two anthologies have recently arrived, each featuring some familiar names from the bizarro scene.
First, Lee Widener has a story called He Was So Old in the latest issue of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine.
Lee Widener is an artist who’s weird, and now he’s asking you, The Internet, to help him continue making weird art. Here’s the pitch:
I have gotten a lot of good feedback on my weird cartoons and artwork over the years and recently decided to offer my artwork on a variety of products: mugs, shirts, note cards, art prints, and many other items.
My problem is when I enlarge the artwork for reproduction the images look terrible. They were all originally drawn on porous paper with markers, and the colors tended to bleed and mix together resulting in a muddy and sloppy looking images. I need to redo all the artwork, which is no problem, but to get the cleanest, highest quality images I want to work digitally, and for that I need some equipment.
The funds I raise will be used to buy a Wacom Art Drawing Tablet, a simple scanner, and a registered copy of Corel Artist Essentials 5, as well as postage for rewards to the wonderful people who donate to this fundraiser.
To be able to offer my artwork to the world in the best possible versions will be an artistic dream come true. I will be able to make my visions look better than they ever have before, and show the world my bizarre universe as it’s meant to be! Your support will be invaluable!
When the shop opens it will feature my Welcome to Weirdsville Cartoons, Psychedelic Nightmares series, Cosmic Collage art, and a brand new series of digital art yet to be revealed!
If you are amused by my silly artwork please consider helping me take my art to the next level! I’d love to be able to open this shop in time for the holiday season 2017, so donate today! You don’t have to choose one of the rewards- any amount helps!
Thank you all, and please share on social media to spread the word!
Christmas is actually a really weird holiday, and bizarro writers have captured its weirdness in the past with books like Sausagey Santa and Christmas on Crack. But in 2016, some new voices have come forward to write weird stories about this cherished holiday season.
GIVE OF YOURSELF
A savagely satirical look at Christmas traditions in a science fiction setting where giving of yourself is taken to a literal extreme. This is not your typical Christmas story- this is Bizarro Fiction, so be prepared for weirdness!
Lee Widener’s latest excursion into Bizarro, following “David Bowie is Trying to Kill Me!” and “Rock N Roll Head Case,” is another example of his unique style of Bizarro Fiction. Follow the Flortwire family as they celebrate Christmas in a far future world even stranger than our own!
NOTE: This is a Kindle SINGLE, not a full novel, and in the great tradition of Christmas through the ages, it’s overpriced for the holidays! Get it here!
SATAN’S LITTLE HELPER
Stuffed full of Xmas magic and stomach churning ultra-violence, it’s THE HUNGER GAMES garroted with fairy lights and force fed to THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!
The devil only wants to be adored, and thinks that remaking himself as “Satan Claus” will win the hearts of the world’s children. From dictator of Hell to beloved myth of childhood, it’s certainly an ambitious career change.
He totally fucks it up.
Trying to set things right, he invites children from every country in the world to the North Pole to take part in a contest, a scavenger hunt, with the winners becoming his little helpers on Xmas Eve. With Adolf the Red-Nosed Reichdeer and his army of dwarf Elvis Presley clones helping, it’s bound to be a success… Except for one problem.
All the kids are armed to the teeth. And all the kids want to kill him. Get it here!