Dustin Reade’s Bad Hotel is our first release in 2017, and it is a hell of a book to come out of the gate with. It’s now live on Amazon in both print and on Kindle.
You may have seen this announcement on our Facebook page (which was also shared by Strangehouse Books, our horror imprint), but G. Arthur Brown is no longer Head Editor for Rooster Republic Press.
Work continues at the press unimpeded, with duties being resumed by the owners.
We are still bringing you weird fiction, and we appreciate the fact that you let us do so. We look forward to the rest of this year, and we hope you do, too.
Bad Hotel, written by Dustin Reade, is quickly coming down the pipeline. The title is slated to be released by the end of February. Here’s a quick Q&A, followed by a look at the cover. Enjoy!
A year ago, Chris Kelso and I started talking about working on something a little different for Rooster Republic. We spoke about a handful of projects, but the one that stuck with the both of us would be a non-fiction imprint that would specialize in film, specifically cult classics, the types of movies that one may even consider… Bizarro.
And it has been a busy year, but the project is finally coming to fruition.
RoosterVision will begin releasing titles in February 2017. Read on to see what Kelso has to say about the project:
The proceeding is an interview with the supposed G. Arthur Brown.
First, feel free to give a little background on yourself and your own written work.
I started writing absurd proto-Bizarro fiction long ago (c. 1996), before it had a name or I knew there was a market for it. This was also before I knew there were quasi-popular writers like Mark Leyner or Donald Barthelme or Thomas Pynchon who just didn’t give a rat’s ass about the conventions of popular fiction, and before I’d read any Kafka. So I gave up on writing for a long time, not picking it up again until about 2007, with the added advantage of having now read Borges, Burroughs, and Ionesco, as well as having seen many bizarre and highly inspirational films, such as Cemetery Man, Mulholland Drive, Schizopolis, Naked Lunch, and Dead Alive. Then, I stumbled upon the Bizarro community and the rest is history.
Rooster Republic Press proudly presents the highly-anticipated sequel to Grudge Punk…
The King of Eyes is dead. Long live the King.
It was a last minute kind of gig for us. Michael Allen Rose (we met in a bathroom at BizarroCon and quickly became friends shortly after) invited us up to this show in Chicago. Last year, several of the presses in the Bizarro community had teamed up to showcase their books at Printers Row, and since Nick and I were now carrying the torch for Rooster Republic Press, we figured it’d be a good idea to represent. Right there on the street. In broad daylight.