Bizarro Horror Fiction Author MP Johnson | Freak Tension Zine

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Halloween month has been absolutely crazy. Four new books with my name on the cover. First, meet Lake Lurkers, a tale of alien tentacle monsters climbing out of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis and eating rich people in the neighborhood where I actually live in real life. This sucker is out now from Severed Press and …

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Berzerkoids, my latest book, hit the stands last week. It’s been getting a lot of attention, in large part because of the gorgeous cover by artist Bill Hauser. This is not the first Bill Hauser/MP Johnson collaboration. Check it out: Bill and I have actually been working together for over a decade now. In the …

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It’s that time of year when I start looking back and asking myself, “What the fuck did I do with my time?” Here’s the answer: The Wonderland Book Award Every fall, the Wonderland Book Award honors the best novel and best short story collection in the world of bizarro fiction. This year, Dungeons & Drag …

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I feel pretty strongly that punk rock and bizarro fiction share a lot of the same qualities. A big chunk of bizarro authors are into punk, but surprisingly few punks have heard of bizarro. I’m trying to change that. I wrote a piece called “One Punk’s Guide to Bizarro Fiction” for Razorcake #82. It’s about …

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Last weekend, I participated in a reading called Weepin’ & Creepin’ with Darci Schummer, author of Six Months in the Midwest. The concept was this: I would read some really weird, creepy stuff and Darci would read some really sad, weepy stuff. No problem, right? Except that my mom and dad were coming. They had …

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