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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 14, 2016 by dwbarbee

It’s finally arrived. Bacon Fried Bastard, my shit-faced junglepunk monster-mash take on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is HERE. It’s available for pre-order in both paperback and Kindle, and will be officially unleashed this Friday. I hope everyone goes to Amazon and buys a copy, reads that copy, and then tells the world what they think of it. All of those things would be a fantastic help, and with recent events causing so much turmoil, I guess I hope that this book can provide a little entertainment in an otherwise fucked up world. It’s about a pig-man who does piggish things, so…


Huge thanks to Jim Agpalza for that cover art, Kevin Donihe for all his editing help, and, as always, my publisher Eraserhead Press.


Bacon Fried Bastard COVER ART

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 1, 2016 by dwbarbee

The time has finally come! The cover art and formatting for Bacon Fried Bastard has been finished and it’s almost time for it to hit the printer. Here’s the wraparound cover and the text from the back.


“Bacon Fried Bastard is a great bizarro novel about the power alcohol has to both create and destroy. Take it from an alcoholic. Oh, and there’s bacon too!” –Alan Clarke

“Bacon Fried Bastard is weird, wild, boozy, hyperviolent, dirty, and more fun than a feral hog on blow set loose on a pompous wedding reception.” –Gabino Iglesias

“I know when I pick up a David W Barbee book, I can expect a unique and strange journey. Bacon Fried Bastard is no exception!” –Matthew Vaughn

He was just another man with a drinking problem. Only, alcohol transformed this man into a beastly hulk named Piggly Swiggly. And since he’s always drunk, big brutal Piggly has drowned the human half in a sea of booze.

After yet another rampaging bender, Piggly Swiggly awakes in a sprawling metropolis full of crocodile zeppelins, greasy bacon addicts, and worse: prohibition. Trapped in this strange tee-totaled town, he must keep his buzz going or else revert to his weak and very killable human form. But even then Piggly Swiggly’s depraved existence may become his undoing, especially when gangsters are plotting to cut off his snout, a pig-loving princess is looking to steal his heart, and he must face the worst torture of all…sobriety.

Like a shit-faced Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Bacon Fried Bastard is a brutal bizarro thriller of gangland violence, junkie romance, and alcoholic pork.


After five long years, another one of my books will be turned into BIZARRO BEER. The first beer based on one of my books was Suckhole Stout (two bottles of which I tried to bring home with me but the TSA confiscated them at the airport). This time it’s Bacon Fried Bastard Farmhouse Ale! Here it is with all the other beers brewed for this year’s BizarroCon. I’m honored to be included and excited to taste it.



Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 11, 2015 by dwbarbee

I’ve been reviewed three times now at Ain’t it Cool News and it still gives me the chills. THE NIGHT’S NEON FANGS has been read and reviewed by my good friend Mr. Pasty, and I can’t thank him enough for it. I feel so cool right now, like I’m Imaginary Elvis in True Romance.


Check out the review here


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 2, 2015 by dwbarbee

Imagine a mountain. It’s made out of mashed potatoes, because it’s a weird mountain. And every so often ten faces are carved into this mashed potato mountain and smothered in color-coded gravy. That’s what just happened to me, because I’m in the current Bizarro Starter Kit.


The Starter Kits are one of those things that I love about the bizarro genre. They’re compilations of ten bizarro authors, containing novellas, short stories, poetry, or even comic strips, representing various flavors of weirdness. So you get a real taste of the current crop of bizarro at an extremely reasonable price in an extremely cool and unique format.

This is the fourth Starter Kit, the Red one. It includes work from amazing people like Brian Allen Carr, Violet LeVoit, Shane McKenzie, J. David Osborne, Kirsten Alene, Robert Devereaux, Douglas Hackle, Eric Hendrixson, and Nick Antosca. That’s an insane list of talent right there, and I’m ecstatic to be included, especially since there are a ton of great weird writers on the scene these days. I feel like someone took the time to carve my smirking face into a mountain along with all of these other great people and then covered us all in red-gravy-that-might-also-be-blood.

Check out the Bizarro Starter Kit (Red) at Amazon.

Barbee and Bizarro @ World Horror Con

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 20, 2015 by dwbarbee

World Horror Con was held about two weeks ago, and since I can’t afford a plane ticket right now, it was nice of them to hold it in Atlanta so that I could just drive up for a day. I’ve been going to more conventions lately, and this one was a great experience, full of new people in a hotel that looks like an alien spaceship. Because I have a baby, I could only dedicate one day to the con, but what a day it was.


That’s me at the Mass Author Signing with John Skipp and Scott Cole. Both are really cool guys and I had a shitload of fun hanging out with both of them. Sharing our bizarro table (but unseen here) were Adam Cesare, Brian Killian, Erik Williams, and Ryan Harding. Look up all these people and read their fucked up books! Speaking of that, I met the nicest person in the world, Molly Tanzer (author of Vermillion) and the coolest person in the world, Josh Malerman (author of Bird Box). They both bought my book, The Night’s Neon Fangs, because they are nice cool people. Make sure you check out their stuff, also.


I also got to man the Eraserhead/Deadite table and sell books. That was awesome. I talked to the guy manning the Samhain table next to mine, ate some gourmet bologna, and took a nap on Brian Keene’s The Rising.


And I met Daniel Knauf, creator of Carnivale (one of my favorite cancelled-too-soon TV shows). That motherfucker is crazy, and not just because he hugs and kisses Jeff Burk. I got to compliment his dashing good looks and watch him do some verbal sparring with some Atlanta riffraff, because that motherfucker is classy as well as crazy.


I signed books, I talked on a panel, I met a ton of great people. Now it’s almost closing time at my job and I have to get off the computer, so gigantic thanks to World Horror Con and all the authors I met. I had a great time and I love every deranged one of you.

Summer Reading, Weirdo Style

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2013 by dwbarbee

Ah, summer. To me, it’s the best time of year to read. It’s nuclear fucking hot outside. Resources run low. Gasoline becomes currency and wild gangs lurk in the wasteland. It’s a magical time meant for holing up in your hovel and diving into a few good books. Let me suggest a few:

YOU ARE SLOTH: This is my personal favorite of the list, from my close personal archenemy Steve Lowe. Lowe’s as sick and gory as any horror writer but also possesses a smart sense of humor. I have a feeling that this book will go crazy this summer.

JAPAN CONQUERS THE GALAXY: Kirsten Alene writes awesome Terry Gilliam-style books, like mixing dinosaurs with Franciscan monks or unicorns with Munchhausen militarism. Now it’s the entire culture of Japan in space. If you like big epic bizarro told by a very nice crazy lady, you should read this.

IN HEAVEN, EVERYTHING IS FINE: FICTION INSPIRED BY DAVID LYNCH: Last year Cameron Pierce put together “The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade,” and if that wasn’t big enough, this year he managed to orchestrate this gigantic motherfucker. It’s another solid collection of weird fiction, written by a murderer’s row of authors both new and established. It’s all inspired by the works of David Lynch, it’s for an excellent price, and it’s so huge you could build a house with just seven.

QUICKSAND HOUSE: Carlton Mellick III has designated summertime for his larger epic novels. The guy cranks out fantastic books so fast that it’s sort of nerve-wracking to comprehend. My brain would shit its pants if I wrote, edited, and released four books a year. CM3’s books are always awesome, and this one will be no different.

Sooooo… get to and buy at least one of these. Read, for the sake of all that is holy!

COMING SOON: Thunderpussy!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 2, 2013 by dwbarbee

My next novella will be available soon, and today I got the finalized cover art. It’s called Thunderpussy, a bizarro Bond-style spy thriller, published by those lovable misfits at Eraserhead Press. More info on the book will come later, but for now I have to send out HUGE thanks to Jim Agpalza for the beautiful art and Carlton Mellick III for the awesome design work (not to mention that kickass blurb). I actually sketched this on paper back when I was coming up with the story, and those two guys brought that to life for the cover for my next book. When I was younger, the idea of this would have burst out the back of my skull and covered you in my bloody brain meat. But that didn’t happen, so without further ado…