September 26, 2020

ON OPEN CALLS AND WEIRD DIVERSITY, FUNGASM-STYLE!!!

Dear human-based peoples of all shapes, shades, sexes and sizes — HI! I’m Skipp, editor-in-chief of Fungasm Press. I publish a handful of books a year. I only publish books that I absolutely love, which generally means they’re so abnormally formed that no existing traditional genre would know what to do with them. This is, […]

BIZARRO NIGHT IN BURBANK!!! (HYAENA GALLERY INVASION!)

Friday night, from 8:00-10:00, a bunch of Portland’s finest will align with several of L.A.’s weirdest to stage a night of Bizarro fun at the Hyaena Gallery in Burbank! Danger Slater and Lisa LeStrange will be appearing as LIVE PUPPETS, performing a section of Danger Slater’s new groundbreaking Bizarro YA novel, PUPPET SKIN. Jennifer Robin […]

ECSTATIC INFERNO, AND THE ART OF THE BOOK TRAILER, FUNGASM-STYLE!!! (PT. II)

I’ve long felt that the book trailer is one of the most underdeveloped promotional forms we have, in terms of reaching out to smart people who love cool shit, but have no online incentive to suggest that reading is as cool as movies, TV, music, video games, or just yelling at each other interminably. And […]

Puppet Skin!!!

Today is the day!   Puppet Skin, the latest book from Danger Slater and Fungasm Press is now available in both print and Kindle formats. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, you can click on https://www.amazon.com/Puppet-Skin-Danger-Slater/dp/1621052230/  and order that shit RIGHT MEOW! YA Bizarro Horror Fiction is now officially a thing. But please don’t let think […]

“AN ARTISTIC DECISION BASED ON FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS IS NOT AN ARTISTIC DECISION AT ALL” (ON FRANK ZAPPA, AND WHY HE MATTERS MOST)

I’d just like to urge everyone with a brain in their head and genuine spark in their soul to catch EAT THAT QUESTION: FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS (in theaters now). You want a rebel hero who made the art he wanted, every step of the way, in total fuck-you defiance of every corporate, […]

A COMEDY TO THOSE THAT THINK, A TRAGEDY TO THOSE THAT FEEL

I frequently quote a long-dead guy named Horace Walpole (1717-1797): a British politician and writer (as Wikipedia tells us) best remembered for writing the first gothic horror novel on record, THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO. I haven’t read that book since I was 14 years old, and it barely stuck then, so I can’t argue for […]