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MP Johnson
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Wonderland Book Award-winning author, zinester, B-movie extra and ice cream worshipper.
Wonderland Book Award-winning author, zinester, B-movie extra and ice cream worshipper.

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Support a book of stories inspired by the greatest horror punk band of all time, the Misfits!

My publishing company, Weirdpunk Books, is finishing up its second release, a book of short stories inspired by the songs of my favorite band of all time: the Misfits. Check out the cover art by Justin T. Coons: There will also be a limited edition…
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Here's a grumpy writer post about books vs. movies that's gonna piss people off.

Many people have told me that my books would make great movies. This comment comes in two variations. The first is from people who have read one of my books. I love to hear the comment in this context, because it typically means that the imagery I created…
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Check out this history of all the stories that appear in Berzerkoids!

Berzerkoids is the book I’ve dreamed of releasing ever since I started writing short stories when I was a kid. It’s taken a long time, but it is here now, and I’m super proud of it. Under that beautiful Bill Hauser cover are some of my favorite short…
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Get to know Berzerkoids cover artist Bill Hauser!

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…
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My first short story collection! Berzerkoids is a swirling mess of insane bizarro fiction!

Berzerkoids, my fifth book and first short story collection, just came out from Bizarro Pulp Press. Take a moment to soak in the beautiful cover by Bill Hauser: The art is based on the title story, “Berzerkoids are Here,” as well as the sequel, “Rise of…
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When I tell people I write bizarro fiction and they give me the, "What? Huh?" Here's my answer.

When I tell someone I write bizarro fiction, the response is usually, “What the fuck is bizarro fiction?” That’s when I look deep into the person’s eyes and make an assessment. Is this person ready? Is this someone whose idea of crazy is an extra dessert…
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The debut book from my new press, Weirdpunk Books, is out now: In this book, underground fiction’s finest authors take notorious punk rocker GG Allin and put him into the most insane, horrific, twisted fictional stories you can imagine. I’ve been dreaming…
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Sick Pack, my fourth book (and second this year) was just released by Bizarro Pulp Press. Check out the cover art by Matthew Revert: Are your socks knocked off? Good. Keep them off, because you’ll be more comfortable without them when you start reading…
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Seriously, why aren't you reading Razorcake yet?

I am super proud to be associated with Razorcake. Issue after issue, the zine is filled with thoughtful writing that goes way beyond merely talking about what punk bands are cool these days (although Razorcake has that covered too). The new issue is out…
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You'll never want to read one of my stories ever again.

Sure, reading is cool and everything, but what’s the point of reading when you can have a story read to you by a beautiful burlesque dancer? Sauda Namir has recorded a reading of my short story “Groupie” for the season finale of her Bizarro Bedtime web…
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