A Portrait by Alexander T. Cardosi

The wonderfully talented Alexander T. Cardosi (who did the original artwork for both the first edition of Doom Magnetic and the newest edition of The Doom Magnetic Trilogy) sent me this incredible portrait last night!

William Pauley III by Alexander T. Cardosi

Alexander is doing a phenomenal job of keeping New Orleans weird and interesting to look at. I’m so pleased my ugly mug has gotten the Cardosi treatment. It is a true honor. Thanks, Alexander! đź’™

ODDITIES THEATER: Time Masters (1982)

It’s Saturday, folks… so let’s get weird.

Today we’ll be watching a cool little animated flick called Time Masters. The story is a little slow in places, but the animation is of the highest quality. We have the brilliant Moebius to thank for that. Just check out these freezeframes I took of the film. Absolutely stunning.

What can I say? I’m a sucker for weird science fiction. Hopefully you are as well. If so, you’re really going to enjoy this one. It’s very much in the same vein as Heavy Metal, if you’re familiar with that one.

Alright, so as they say in the movie: “Shut your eyes, humans, and open your minds.”

Enjoy!

1000 ratings!

Incredible! Doom Fiction books now have 1000 ratings on Goodreads! We celebrated 900 ratings on June 13th, and here we are just 3 weeks later sitting at 1000. Outstanding. Mind officially blown.

Things are moving so fast I can hardly keep up with it all! You all are seriously the best ever, and that’s why I’m now doing the biggest giveaway I’ve ever done…

300 books! Yes, I’ll be giving away 300 books over the next few days! Everyone is eligible to enter!

The books I’ll be giving away will be the three pictured above: The Tower, White Fuzz, and The Astronaut Dream Book. <—click the titles to access the link for each giveaway.

Good luck! And seriously, thank you so so so much. Knowing these weird little stories are connecting with you all means the world to me. Thank you!

ODDITIES THEATER: Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)

It’s Saturday again, folks! You know what that means? It’s time to get WEIRD.

This week we’ll be watching one of my favorites, Who is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?, directed by Ulu Grosbard and starring Dustin Hoffman.

This movie is an absolute mind fuck. I’m surprised I never hear anyone talk about it, cause it’s stylish, weird, cool and a hell of a lot of fun. The soundtrack is also pretty great, featuring songs by Shel Silverstein (yes, the one best known for his poetry for children) and Dr Hook. We even get to watch them perform in this flick, which is pretty rare for Silverstein. Very cool. Oh, and there’s a scene where Dustin Hoffman’s character is chatting with a singer who just blew an audition that’ll get ya right in the heartstrings. Beautiful performances here. This one is not to be missed.

For those of you in the US who’ll be celebrating July 4th, stay safe! Don’t do any of that stupid shit people tend to do that cause them to have to wait in the ER for hours on end. If you do end up in the ER this weekend, good luck. I mean it. I hope the burns will be minimal.

Take care of yourselves! Enjoy the film!