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Today we chat with Brian Asman
Nikki: What’s your most extreme or most bizarro fantasy? Feel free to follow up on why you never will never act it out in real life?
Asman: Let's just say it involves ass-less chaps, ten pounds of guacamole, the International Space Station, and a metric fuckton of nuclear weapons.
Nikki: What real-world environment is most terrifying to you? Why?
Asman: I'm deathly afraid of heights, so standing on a chair is definitely not my idea of a good time. If I do need to change a light bulb or get something off the top shelf, I usually chug a pint of whiskey beforehand and hope for the best.
Nikki: Tell us about your story in Welcome to the Club? What inspired it?
Asman: "Sometimes the Penguin Eats You" is one of those stories where the first line popped into my head, and from there it was off to the races. Turns out, service penguins are actually a thing. Who knew? It was just one of those weird premises I wanted to play with, and then the story came together, and then somebody bought it. I still can't believe that last part.
Nikki: What does Splatterpunk or bizarro fiction mean to you? And is it a big part of you as an author?
Asman: I don't think too much about genre--a good story is a good story. A lot of the writers I admire tend to hop from genre to genre, or are a genre unto themselves. That's the sort of career I aspire to, the Joe Lansdale thing where I can write a literary crime novel and follow it up with a book about Conway Twitty traveling 200 years into the future to kill his great-great-great-great grandson who's a cyborg dictator who rides a dinosaur or some shit.
Nikki: If there’s one thing you’d want readers to know about you or the mission of your work, what would it be?
Asman: When I was four or five, I appeared in a video about zoo safety, and the fear that I might have peaked at such a young age is what drives me to write novels and draw pictures of horror icons as hot dogs.
Nikki: What’s your next project and where can we stalk you?
Asman: I've got another comic story coming out in Tales of Horrorgasm #5 in October, a novel from Section 31 Productions later this year, and a super-secret collab with Danger Slater for Death's Head Press that is maybe the single funniest thing I've ever worked on. Come follow me on Twitter @brian_asman or check out my website at www.brianasmanbooks.com.
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