Monday, April 20, 2015

CONTEST!

It’s SUPERGHOST CONTEST TIME! Who likes PRIZES?

You do? Great! Here’s the deal:

I've got prize packs to send out to 3 lucky people. Winners will be chosen randomly (possibly out of a hat, but who knows), and each winner will receive:


- A piece of super-limited-edition SuperGhost Phantom Limb CANDY (only 25 exist)!

- A MYSTERY DVD from my personal collection! What will it be? You’ll have to win to find out! All I can say for now is that it will be something in the realm of horror/sci-fi/weirdo cinema, probably low-budget, and probably fun.

- A MYSTERY BIZARRO BOOK by another author! I’ve amassed a huge collection of bizarro fiction over the years, and somehow I’ve even ended up with a few duplicates here and there. So my bookshelves’ strain becomes your literary gain!

- SuperGhost STICKERS! You can stick them on things!

- MORE mystery items! Probably some sort of printed matter or small toy. To be decided mere seconds before each box is sealed up and shipped out.

Now, in order to enter the contest, you've got to do something. But the good news is you can earn more than one chance to win.


WAYS TO ENTER:

1. Buy SuperGhost between now and the end of Monday, April 27, 2015. It's available in paperback and ebook, and you can get it here and here. Send me a screenshot of your order confirmation, or something along those lines. And feel free to treat your friends and family - Buy multiple copies of SuperGhost for multiple chances to win! (By the way, if you’ve already purchased SuperGhost, don't despair - you can still enter the contest. Keep reading.)

2. Review SuperGhost between now and the end of Monday, April 27, 2015. No need to get too crazy - a couple sentences is just fine. Post a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, or somewhere similar, and send me the link(s). Posting your review in multiple places gets you multiple contest entries.

So that’s it. Each purchase and each review earns you a chance to win. Buy SuperGhost! Review SuperGhost! Win prizes! It’s that simple. Good luck!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Some stuff

Hey look - it's 2015! I totally thought I'd have at least a few new posts up here by this point in the year, but, well, time flies. I do, however, have a plan to get more content up here very soon. Get ready. Something's about to hatch.

Until then, I thought it might be a good idea to drop in and share some news about some stuff. Feel free to put it in your head.

• I was recently interviewed over at author Lucas Mangum's blog. We talked about SuperGhost, art, and ice cream, and you can read it all right here.

• This Sunday night, I'll be doing another interview. But this one will be happening LIVE, using the magic of STREAMING VIDEO, and it will be TWO HOURS LONG. Can you imagine? The future is an amazing place. That takes place this Sunday, February 8th, at 8pm EST. Visit KevinTheStrange.com for that.

• Also, if you're on Goodreads, February is NBAS Month in the Bizarro Fiction Group - which basically means that there's a big group-read thing happening with all three of this year's New Bizarro Author Series books. Currently, everyone's reading Tom Lucas' Pax Titanus. Next week (starting this Sunday), it's all about SuperGhost. The following week, Brian Auspice's Deep Blue is the focus. There are discussion threads, AMAs, and giveaways too. So as soon as you're done reading this, I'd suggest heading over there to join in on the fun.

Anyway, I guess that's about it for now. But as I said, there's plenty more content on the way very soon. So don't stray too far.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SuperGhost Now Available! Plus, WIN PRIZES!

I'm happy to announce that my first book, SuperGhost, is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase. It's the story of a mad scientist posing as a therapist for amputees, who is in fact stealing his patients' phantom limbs, as part of a diabolical plan to build a giant ghost-monster and destroy his detractors.

Then things get weird.

It's a bizarro-scifi-horror story, part Frankenstein, part Cronenberg, part Pacific Rim, part...something else. And it's available RIGHT HERE.



(By the way, if the Amazon page says it'll take a few weeks to get your book, don't believe it. The paperback is Print-On-Demand, and will most likely reach you in a matter of days, not weeks.)

Anyway, to celebrate, I want to do a little giveaway thing. Be one of the first FIVE people who buy SuperGhost and leave a review on Amazon, and I'll send you a prize pack containing:

• 1 piece of limited-edition SuperGhost Phantom Limb Candy (only 25 exist)
• 2 different chapbooks containing a combined total of 5 short stories
• a DATES mini-comic (art by Amze Emmons)
• a SuperGhost bookmark
• Superghost stickers
• one other mystery item (this will be something random, to be determined when the package is ready to go out - could be a book, DVD, small plastic toy, or something entirely different)


 
All you have to do is buy the book, read it, leave a review on Amazon, and alert me to it (like, on Facebook or Twitter - hey, why not Friend/Follow me?), and then we'll make arrangements to get your prizes shipped out. Easy.

Monday, October 27, 2014

SuperGhost

Well, well, well. It's been a while, hasn't it?

If you happen to be someone who swings by this dusty ol' place from time to time, checking to see if I've posted something new, let me first say both thank you and I'm sorry, and then allow me to share some news...

I'm thrilled to announce that my first book, SuperGhost, is being published by the legendary Eraserhead Press, as part of this year's New Bizarro Author Series. This has been a dream of mine for a while, and the fact that it's become a reality is, well, kind of weird, and very, very exciting.

Here's the official description:

Things were bad when Darren lost his arm to a drunken farmer driving a stolen bulldozer the wrong way down a one-way city street. All he had left was the strange tingling sensation where his arm had been and a life that was no longer there. Now, even that is about to be stolen from him.

The foulest mad scientist the world has ever seen has plans for Darren’s phantom limb, and the limbs of all the other amputees he can attack. He is gathering them to build the greatest Frankenstein ghost ever made from phantom body parts—a SuperGhost designed to destroy the world! And it will take Darren and a ragtag band of amputation survivors to bring down the creature and save mankind from total destruction!


SuperGhost will be available this November.

Friday, September 14, 2012

H.P. Lovecraft double feature


Like Lovecraft? Well, if you do, and you live in Philadelphia, you need to be at The Rotunda tonight. Two movies based on the work of H.P. Lovecraft - The Call of Cthulhu & The Whisperer in Darkness - will be projected on their monster-size wall, and admission is FREE. For the love of Cthulhu, get there by 7:30!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Specimens

I'm a bad blogger. I realize this. But I haven't forgotten about this little corner of the internet; I've just been busy with other things. Anyway, hi.

Last month, I had the honor of taking part in the Art Show of Horrors - part of the Mausoleum Horror Con here in Philadelphia. The event was held at PhilaMOCA, a former showroom for mausoleums and monuments, which is now an arts space.

I used this show as an opportunity to create two new pieces of art - "Specimen I" and "Specimen II". If you've ever visited Philly's Mutter Museum, and you know how big a fan I am of the place, it's easy to see where the inspiration for these pieces came from.

The Art Show of Horrors has since been taken down, but I wanted to make sure my images could still be seen. So here you go:

Specimen I

Specimen II

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Scary Xmas

Spotted these at VIX Emporium in West Philly, while we were out looking for one last gift...


Happy holidays, everyone.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween in West Philly

Happy Halloween, everyone!

We spent the afternoon and evening in West Philly, taking in the local festivities, like the Tot Parade, Little Osage, and the Haunted Garden. Here's the evidence:





















Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cover Band Halloween

I've been seeing this poster around town, but each one I found was damaged in some way. Finally, this weekend, I found a complete one. It was raining, but hopefully enough of the detail can be seen.

I love the concept - after all, cover bands are pretty appropriate for the holiday...


Saturday, October 29, 2011