Tag Archive: art

Dude, You Can Summon Ancient Spirits Anywhere: An Interview with Elle Nash

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MAGIC HAPPENS EVERY DAY

Alexander Boldizar, Chaos, Harvard, and The Ugly

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“I have a firm belief that sacred cows make the best hamburgers.”

David W. Barbee: Bacon Fried Bastard

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“Every human being gets addicted to something.’

The Love Witch: An Unconventional Review by Autumn Christian

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“If you expend so much effort into being what other people desire it’ll leave you feeling empty.”

The Homesick Minivan With Justin Grimbol: Dog Story

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“Once he jumped on me while I was humping my pillow.”

Memoirs of a Professional Weirdo: Yellow Army Woman

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“You can just imagine all those Chinese like a little army of yellow ants crawling over it, can’t you?”

Skin Stories: Constance Ann Fitzgerald

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“Kathleen Hanna never stops. She can’t be kept down.”

Adventures in Wendyland: Bruja, by Wendy C. Ortiz

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“BRUJA is a fluid, non-linear, and organic experience.”

The Homesick Minivan With Justin Grimbol: Angry Old Men

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“I visit old people in their homes and help them with daily tasks, like cooking and cleaning and bathing.”

Have Hipsters Ruined the Mustache?

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“When I think of people with mustaches, I think of my dad, Burt Reynolds, and cowboys.”

Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath TOC

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“Tragedy Queens is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”

Unicorns are Evil and Brian Alan Ellis: Get Lit With Leza Podcast

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“My heart is a dumpster fire.”

Author Alexander Boldizar Interviewed by Christoph Paul

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One of the earliest reviews I received said, “A full on satire of contemporary law as mesmerizing and complex as something lost from David Foster Wallace, yet as light in tone as A Confederacy of Dunces.” First I was flattered, thrilled, and then I thought, wait, didn’t both those guys kill themselves?

Starr Creek by Nathan Carson is a Literary Acid Trip

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“You can probably read the book faster than an acid trip lasts .”

Like Lovecraft In Brooklyn: Battering the Stem by Bob Freville

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“Spring Breakers and Gummo specifically pop to mind.”

Mother’s Day (1980) Philip LoPresti WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOLIERS

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“I first saw Mother’s Day when I was thirteen.”

Monsters, Myths, and Madmen, with Jerry Drake at AWP

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“I am compelled to tell stories.”

IF I WAS SMART I WOULD EITHER KILL MYSELF OR IMMEDIATELY BECOME A RECLUSE: An Interview with Elizabeth Ellen

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“Basically, Elizabeth Ellen should win the Pulitzer Prize and then immediately be beaten to death with it because she’s so good, so human, so completely fucked.”

Hate From The Sky By Sean M. Thompson

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“My personal favorite character is a talking bathroom that literally fucks Kyle.”

John Edward Lawson Talks Books at AWP

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“Bizarro is the Chaos Magick of literature.”

Spooks and Books with Cathy T. Colborn

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“I dreamt about Lola at night.”

Skin Stories: Tiffany Scandal

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“There are also realistic portraits of my cats, a sheep in wolves clothing, and ton of book references.”

THE HOMESICK MINIVAN

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“We loved Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues and Enzo wanted to read the whole book out loud. It took a long time because we got very drunk.”

It Was Supposed To Be A Satire. It Turned Out To Be A Prophecy

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“You made all of this happen with your book,” one Twitter user scolded me.”

Angel Meat With Laura Lee Bar

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“I had the image of me eating my heart but it was cake instead of my actual heart.”

A SHADOW MAP: AN ANTHOLOGY BY SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

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“What does it mean to survive?”

Embry: Hard-Boiled—A Weird Little Egg Cooked Just Right

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“Imagine if Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett wrote about talking chickens and anthropomorphic eggs in muumuus.”

MY BLOOD IS BASICALLY MOLDY COFFEE AND DOG PISS: An Interview with Artist/Writer Michael Seymour Blake

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“I can already see the glazed over eyes of anyone who dares read this shit.”

CLASH Gets Spooky With Gina Ranalli

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“Titles such as Wall of Kiss, Mother Puncher, and Suicide Girls in the Afterlife grab your attention and make you wonder what kind of madness unfolds within those pages.”

ANGEL MEAT BY LAURA LEE BAHR IS LIKE A PSYCHEDELIC PRAYER

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“If you enjoy surrealistic Bizarro fiction with a heart too big to contain within its pages, then this is the collection for you.”

Beyond the Great, Bloody, Bruised, and Silent Veil of This World

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“Old gods lurk behind the stars, old loves linger on from Earth, and Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.”

CLASH Podcast Does AWP With Justin Grimbol

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“Imagine watching your ten-year old drawing chainsaw dicks.”

A Horror Fan’s Guide to Love and Sex by Brendan Vidito

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“We live in a time that fetishizes 80s popular culture, so wouldn’t it be rad if you developed a vaginal opening on your stomach that supports Betamax tapes?”

Godzilla, Golden Showers, Voodoo and Writing Rituals, and Why Portland, Oregon is Doggie Heaven: CLASH Catches Up With Bizarro Author Garrett Cook

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“Godzilla helped give me my moral compass.”

THE TRANSGRESSIVE ANTI-TRUMP BIZARRO ART OF JIM AGPALZA

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“I just chose the gutter to dwell in, and with what the world seems to be moving into, I think it’s a perfect place to assess and judge it.”

Fungasm Author Danger Slater Interview

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Danger Slater is a Bizarro writer who uses surrealism, dark humor, and a healthy dose of existential angst to create his stories.

Skin Stories: D. Foy

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“All of my tattoos are reflections, more or less, of visions.”

Inside a God of Haunted Walls: An Unconventional Interview with Garrett Cook

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“I do not control people’s boner.”

CLASH Podcast Interview With Constance Ann Fitzgerald

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CLASH Media catches up with Constance Ann Fitzgerald and talks about her new book, Glue.

Leza Cantoral Interviewed by Christoph Paul on Clash Media Podcast

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“I kinda wanna feel like I am being possessed by the ghost of Jackie O. I wanna feel like she’s talking to me and I wanna get kinda creeped out and tripped out about that.”

SEASONS BEATINGS: A BIZARRO HOLIDAY COMIC

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““Platform Edge” is an urban-surreal nightmare comedy centering around
the deranged, demented and disastrous lives of two wayward housemates.”

Blood Sausage, Cold Beer, and Reindeer: a Christmas Tale of Colonialism and Acceptance

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“Our abuelitas went to special masses and some of the nativity sets under our trees featured a baby Jesus that had slightly darker skin than the Jesus the gringos put under their tree.”

TOP FIVE WEIRD XMAS MOVIES

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“Here are five cult Christmas films sure to bring something akin to holiday cheer to the perverts and creeps among us.”

The Christmas Poop of Catalan

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“Whether you think Christmas is shit or Christmas is the shit, when you are Catalan, your Christmas is going to be full of shit. And I mean literally. And no, it doesn’t get that dirty (usually).”

The Last Time I Saw My Sister’s Children: A Tragic Christmas Tale

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“Myself and my two older sisters were never exactly Little Women but we did our best not to hate each other.”

#the Tao of Murray

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“Amongst his many deific duties, Murray plays poet and maharishi to the various extraterrestrial corporate entities that run our universe. He keeps them merciful.”

A Transgender Woman’s Letter For The American Public

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“What a surreal time to be alive in all the history of the world and be who I am.”

BIZARRO COMICS: THAT’S A-VORE

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“Platform Edge” is an urban-surreal nightmare comedy centering around the deranged, demented and disastrous lives of two wayward housemates.”

TOP TEN HORROR MOVIES GUARANTEED TO GIVE YOU A WEIRD BONER

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“Guaranteed to give you and your potential lay the weirdest boners imaginable, lady or otherwise.”

Search Engine Optimization Poem

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This poem should at least get some Google hits.

PLEASE FILE UNDER ADULT CONTEMPORARY

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“In the mid 1970s, record stores and radio stations around the country started receiving copies of a 12-inch single.”

A COLLAPSE OF HORSES BY BRIAN EVENSON GIVES STEPHEN KING A RUN FOR HIS MONEY

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“What’s remarkable about these stories is Evenson’s ability to turn familiar, mundane things into objects of terror.”

HALLOWEEN SUBMISSIONS CALL

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“CLASH wants your creepy stories!”

SOMEONE ELSE’S BIG BREAK: AN ESSAY BY DANGER SLATER

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“Hey, so I was wonderin’, do you think I can maybe get backstage?”

BEAST

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“Every night he asks me the same question. “Will you sleep with me?”

SHORT STORY SATURDAY: WAX-MAN

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“Screams filled the kitchen of the frat house.”

BONED IS THE STRANGEST SWEET MOVIE YOU WILL SEE ALL YEAR

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“BONED is a sexy, strange, and heartfelt story about fighting for what you love, no matter how insane the obstacles and how bizarre the stakes.”

WHY I DECIDED TO QUIT WRITING AND BECOME A KID ROCK FAN INSTEAD

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“I know what you’re thinking: why Kid Rock? Why not Limp Bizkit or Uncle Kracker or some other horrible nü-metal band scraped out of the armpit of the late 90s?”

Brian’s Girl

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“I didn’t know who the hell this Brian guy was, but I did want to fuck her.”

TRAGEDY QUEENS: STORIES INSPIRED BY LANA DEL REY AND SYLVIA PLATH

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“TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”

REVIEW: ‘The Killing Joke’ Misses the Mark

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“Batman: The Killing Joke (directed by Sam Liu) is a film that, on paper, should have been dazzling and yet has found itself with a lack of support among fans and general audiences alike.”

Santa Sangre: An Appreciation

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“Where other films would shy away from the weird or cut away before things get ugly, Jodorowsky grabs the viewer by the collar and drags them into the thick of it.”

Shia LaBeouf is Being a Fucking Weirdo Again, THANK GOD

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“One of the finest actors working, Shia LaBeouf, is up to his old antics again.”

I LISTEN TO WHAT I WANT: Or “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Good Music”

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“I love music. Like fuckin’ throw away my life “love music”. I have ended multiple relationships over music. Not close to the Rob Gordon level, but like, It’s me or the music. and I reply with, I’ll still be able to play guitar in my seventies. So as soon as I felt I deserved an opinion on music, I got one.”

“Did You Mean: Oppressive”

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“I came across this news article talking about how Italian museums covered statues of nude women in order to avoid offending the president of Iran.

I’m sorry, but what is this shit?”

David Bowie Taught Us How to Die

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“David Bowie was beautiful in life and death, but perhaps especially in death.”

Photography & Barthes

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“There is no original work in photography anymore. The images are appropriated or questioned for their authenticity, or value of authenticity due to the photograph’s ability to reproduce.”

Art That Pops: An Interview with Krista Perry

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“I really want to make it as an illustrator and I want to be able to devote all of my time and energy to it.”

The Politics of Amazon vs. Apple

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“For better or worse I see things very much through the lens of International Relations. I see the distribution of digital art as similar to the politics of the Cold War.”

Batman is Now a Woman, Thanks to Frank Miller

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“In the highly anticipated new comic-book sequel to Miller’s beloved graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, Batman has apparently gone through some changes…”