- 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, […]
- THIS WEEK IN FUNGASMERY!!!
HI, EVERYBODY! Skipp here! Apologies for insanely long absence from these pages. But HOLY MOLEY, have I got some news for you! 1) Our own Laura Lee Bahr is currently touring the U.K. with her new collection, ANGEL MEAT. From what I gather, she’s having a blast; and though you missed her gigs in London […]
- 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 […]
- GET YOUR PUPPET ON!!! (the Danger Slater way)
Please join FUNGASM PRESS and DANGER SLATER on their journey through PUPPET PUBERTY with a PUPPET SKIN CONTEST! A puppet, you say? You might think, “How is this possible?” Well, you can either: a.) Paint your face up to make you look puppet-y b.) Use a photoswap app to switch your face out with […]
- 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, […]
- Deep Dish Bizarro
Happy Friday my beautiful freaks. Do you remember when you were like seven or eight years old and you woke up and it was THE DAY OF YOUR BIRTHDAY!!! Or maybe if you were like me and your birthday was in November and it was cold outside and so that feeling I’m talking about […]
- 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 […]
- The Art of loving Art
Oh my God you guys! I went to the coolest thing yesterday. I’m in New Jersey with Danger and we went to the GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE in Hamilton. We spent the afternoon wandering the property and saw MOST of the art they had tucked all over in between gardens and ponds. Oh, and did I […]
- LOVE WITCHES, BIONIC GIRLS, AND PSYCHOTIC HAIR STYLISTS! (ETHERIA FILM NIGHT BRINGS THE NEXT WAVE OF KICKASS FEMALE DIRECTORS TO THE FORE)
Well, it’s been about a week since the Etheria Film Night kicked L.A.’s pasty-gray male cinematic ass for the third straight year. (Or at least it did mine!) For those of you not in the know: Etheria is an organization devoted to showcasing first-rate female filmmakers who work in the genres (horror, fantasy, science fiction, […]
- The Puppet Dance Begins
“Hannah lived in a big house in the suburbs and she did her homework every night and she ate all of her acorn mash because she was always told that acorn mash would make her strong, and she emptied the dishwasher when it was full and she took out the trash when it started to […]
- Fungasm Friday!!!
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” Some guy from some band said that. And you know what? He was right. Summer hasn’t even officially began and I’m already out of free weekends. EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND from now until September is spoken for. Not all the plans involve work […]
- AND NOW A WORD FROM VIOLET LeVOIT!
It’s been a while since we talked with Violet, the astonishing author of I AM GENGHIS CUM and I’LL FUCK ANYTHING THAT MOVES AND STEPHEN HAWKING. She vanished from the public eye roughly a year ago, to give two kinds of birth: a new short novel called I MISS THE WORLD, coming this fall from […]
- ON BEING BORN FOR A REASON
HI! I’m turning 59 years old today. If I live another year, I will have fully lapped my expectations. Cuz I never ever EVER expected to make it to 30, hard and crazy as I’ve lived. I always feel like, “Well, shit, dude. You make it through this one, we’ll talk about the next.” But […]
- Fungasm Friday the 13th
Fungasm Friday the 13th Happy Friday the Thirteenth! Today feels like a good day to do some creepy stuff. Like go swimming in the lake down by the old abandonded summer camp, or maybe pick up that questionable looking hitchiker. I’m spending the day relaxing and lounging around on this beautiful 88 degree day. (what the […]
- BURNING GHOSTS PT. 2: DANIEL ROSENBOOM INTERVIEW, AND LIVE CONCERT-FILM PERFORMANCE!
As mentioned in Pt. I, the band BURNING GHOSTS releases its new CD today. What I didn’t mention is this! BURNING GHOSTS // CD Release // Saturday, May 7th, 9:00pm Celebrating their debut CD release on Orenda Records, Los Angeles expressionist metal-jazz mavens BURNING GHOSTS present a live concert-film recording IN THE ROUND at Downtown LA’s premeire […]
- THE BURNING GHOSTS OF AMERICA (PT. 1: LINER NOTES, AND FIRST PEEKS)
For today’s Fungasm Friday, we’re gonna take a day off from books to celebrate independent artists kicking ass at the musical end of the spectrum. Case in point: the astonishing debut album by avant/jazz/metal ensemble Burning Ghosts. It’s being released today by Orenda Records, a label which has for the past several years specialized in the boundary-breaking […]
- FUNGASM FRIDAY!
I’m going to be super honest with you. I’m having a really hard time writing this post. There are so many things going on this weekend and I will be missing most of them due to the whole “life ain’t cheap” situation. I am trying to post links to things and I keep getting distracted […]
- Fungasm Friday!
Fuck. Seriously. I mean like, shit. It’s barely been a week that I’ve felt like I could hear a Bowie song playing in the grocery store without the need to pause and mourn the loss of such a talented and amazing creature. And now, my sweet Prince. I never actually got to see him […]
- Fungasm Friday
I believe I mentioned last week how incredibly adorable Miss Laura Lee Bahr is and this week I would like talk a little more about that. Not only is she a sweet and kind human, Laura is also extremely talented. Her new movie Boned starring Angela Landes, Bai Ling and some super cool goth kids. […]
- Fungasm Friday!
Friday April 8th Happy Fungasm Friday! The past week was very productive for us here at Fungasm Press and I wanted to take a minute to share a little from our booze and slurpee fueled adventures. Between AWP and the horror convention Days of the Dead LA in Burbank, the state of California got a […]
- ROSE O’KEEFE’S “12 REASONS I LOVE BEING A BOOK PUBLISHER”
I wanted to talk today about the value of creative joy in your life: finding something you love to do, or be, or simply have around you as much as possible. And then I went, “Shit! Rose wrote one of those a month ago, and I don’t think I can top it!” So here’s a […]
- THE ART OF THE BOOK TRAILER, FUNGASM-STYLE!!!
In a culture so bombarded and oversaturated with media that drowning in it is a full-time hazard, the only way for a plucky little small press publisher to get any attention is to BOMBARD IT SOME MORE!!! Only classy, ya know? It is in that intrepid spirit that we present the first Fungasm Press book […]
- ON THE VIRTUE OF DEVOTION (AND WHAT FUNGASMS MEAN TO ME)
For me, the tone of this year was set by the death of David Bowie. Or more specifically, by the beyond-beautiful and inspiring way he played his imminent death, fought through not just fucking cancer but six heart attacks to create one last brilliant going-away present. Not just a gorgeous gift to all who loved him or […]
- WELCOME TO THE FUNGASM PARTY BLOG!!!
Dear friends and curious others — HI! I’m Skipp, your humble host and curator. And this will be my blog for many moons to come. Odds are good that the rest of the Fungasm gang will pop by from time to time. IT’S A PARTY BLOG! Who knows what kinda shit might happen! One thing […]