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Dark fiction author Curtis M. Lawson holds discussions with authors, musicians, and all manner of dark artists.
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Ep. 74 - The Poetry Epsiode

Ep. 74 - The Poetry Epsiode

2021-11-0101:04:28

S. T. Joshi, Linda Addison, and Maxwell I. Gold join me to discuss the ins and outs of speculative poetry. We get into the purpose of poetry, different forms, the mechanical aspects of the craft, the history of the medium, and much more. This is a fascinating conversation for anyone who loves or writes poetry.
Author Kevin Lucia joins me to discuss his new collection of Halloween stories, editing his first anthology, world-building, approaching horror as an author of faith, and much more.
Elana Gomel is one of the most fascinating people I have ever had the pleasure to speak with. Elana, an accomplished academic and award-winning author, grew up in the Soviet Union where her mother was a political dissident. We discuss her new book LITTLE SISTER from Crystal Lake Press, growing up in and fleeing the USSR, balancing the academic examination of fiction with writing her own stories, writing as a multi-linguist, the power of words, and more!Episode links - LITTLE SISTER on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Sister-Friendship-Monsters-Soviet-era-ebook/dp/B09HXT4MCP/Elana Gomel Official - https://www.citiesoflightanddarkness.com/Sponsored Link - DEVIL'S NIGHT Limited Edition Hardcover - https://www.weirdhousepress.com/product/devils-night/DEVIL'S NIGHT on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Night-Curtis-M-Lawson-ebook/dp/B09C2Q6FG1
Literary rock star Paul Tremblay joins me on the latest episode. We talk about the trajectory of his career, telling small stories in big worlds, ambiguity in horror, and more!Episode links - https://www.paultremblay.net/Sponsored Link - Talia by Daniel Volpe - https://www.amazon.com/Talia-Daniel-J-Volpe/dp/B093KG5XYL
Celebrated cover artist and illustrator Lynne Hansen joins me to discuss artwork, horror, visual marketing, and more. Episode Links - COMMISSIONS: www.LynneHansenArt.com INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/lynnehansenart TWITTER: www.twitter.com/LynneHansenArt FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/LynneHansenArtYOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/channel/UCoTieWu3ZPOPbwTkOPsFH_w Sign up for Lynne’s list and get a free Creepy Calendar: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5efe25b6caabca0028bcc49dZenfolio | Lynne Hansen Art - Horror Book Cover Artistlynnehansen.zenfolio.com
Adult film star and producer Samantha Mack and Bizarro erotica author Dani "The Queen of Filth" Brown join me to discuss the concept of pornography as art. We get into where the line between porn and art lies (and if there is one), exploring human needs, desires, and experience through art, distinguishing between fantasy and reality, and much more. Episode links: Samantha Mack movies- https://mackmovies.com/https://alterotic.com/warningthesamanthamack_ on instagramDani Brown official site - https://danibrownqueenoffilth.weebly.com/Sponsored Links:Devil's Night special edition: https://www.weirdhousepress.com/product/devils-night/Devil's Night paperback and ebook: https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Night-Curtis-M-Lawson-ebook/dp/B09C2Q6FG1
Randal Plunkett is a filmmaker, conservationist, and the 21st Baron of Dunsany. He joins me to talk about his new film The Green Sea, his efforts to rewild his ancestral land, his family heritage, heavy metal, and more!Episode links - The Green Sea trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9hbXEoGZw8&t=10sRandal Plunkett's social mediaFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063766207889&show_switched_toast=trueTwitter - https://twitter.com/RandalPlunkettInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/randal_plunkett/Dunsany Nature Reserve social media:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dunsanynaturereserve-105111707877941Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dunsanynaturereserve/Sponsored Links: Devil's Night special edition - https://www.weirdhousepress.com/product/devils-night/Devil's Night Kindle and paperback - https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Night-Curtis-M-Lawson-ebook/dp/B09C2Q6FG1
Ep. 67- Eroticism in Horror

Ep. 67- Eroticism in Horror

2021-08-2001:42:27

Authors Jeffrey Thomas, Regina Watts, and Gregor Xane join me in this panel-style discussion about the uses of erotic horror and the role that sex can play in horror fiction. We discuss how sex can be used to intensify character development, set the tone of a story, or warped to create fear or disgust. We also talk about censorship and the stigma of sexually explicit art. Episode Links - Jeffrey Thomas - https://www.amazon.com/Jeffrey-Thomas/e/B000APMJZ4Gregor Xane- https://www.amazon.com/Gregor-Xane/e/B00H2R53EMRegina Watts - https://www.amazon.com/Regina-Watts/e/B088F2FC3VSponsored Links -DEVIL'S NIGHT ebook and paperback - https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Night-Curtis-M-Lawson-ebook/dp/B09C2Q6FG1DEVIL'S NIGHT special edition - https://www.weirdhousepress.com/product/devils-night/
Laird Barron joins me on the latest episode. This is a long one and we cover A LOT of ground. We talk about his childhood in Alaska, his history as a writer, writing in multiple genres, the pre-Christian heroic archetype, and much more!Episode links- https://lairdbarron.wordpress.com/Sponsored links-https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Cannyharme-Novel-Lovecraftian-Terror-ebook/dp/B0982F4C5Khttps://www.hippocampuspress.com/other-authors/fiction/mr.-cannyharme?zenid=oj54phsotgclf70o16a39j9u92
Visual artist Alexandria Noël joins me on the latest episode of Wyrd Transmissions. We go deep into her artistic process, turning your passion into a business, and her fitness brand Train Till Death.Episode Links - https://www.facebook.com/thealexandrianoel/ www.alexandrianoel.com https://www.facebook.com/traintilldeath/ www.traintilldeath.comSponsored Link - https://www.amazon.com/Oblivion-Flux-Collection-Cyber-Prose-ebook/dp/B097NHZVD4
I talk with author, editor, and actor Cody Goodfellow for 2 hours in the newest episode. We discuss his latest offering, The Flying None, his love of monsters, the nature of bizarro fiction, corporate-sponsored "iconoclasm", the line between appropriation and cosmopolitan art, and much more.Episode Links: https://www.codygoodfellow.com/Sponsored Link: https://www.weirdhousepress.com/product/devils-night/
Author and musician Jon O'Bergh joins me to talk about his new book Shockadelica, his career in music, his approach to different art forms, and the correlation between music and horror.Episode Links:Jon O'Bergh website - https://obergh.net/index.htmlCurtis M. Lawson website - http://curtismlawson.com/Sponsored Link:https://www.weirdhousepress.com/product/devils-night/
Jeff Strand, the clown prince of horror, joins me on this episode. We talk about merging horror and comedy, his new imprint, the slow grind of making a career in writing, and much more!Episode Links: Jeff Strand - https://jeffstrand.wordpress.com/Sponsored Link:DEVIL'S NIGHT by Curtis M. Lawson - https://www.weirdhousepress.com/product/devils-night/
Axl Barnes joins me to talk about his new collection STILLBORN GALLERY. We get into his influences, including philosophy and extreme metal, as well as his non-standard approach to form and narrative.Episode Links - Axl Barnes Website: http://axlbarnes.blogspot.com/Stillborn Gallery: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091RY1SFV/Sponsored Link - Devil's Night by Curtis M. Lawson: https://www.weirdhousepress.com/product/devils-night/
Author Garrett Boatman joins me to discuss his return to horror fiction after a long hiatus. We get into his approach on writing historical horror, his upcoming zombie book, and much more!Episode Links:https://www.garrettboatmanauthor.com/https://twitter.com/boatmangarrett
Ben Templesmith, esteemed comic artist and co-creator of 30 Days of Night, joins me to talk about his career in comics, what draws him to dark subjects, his process and artistic philosophy, and much more!Episode Links -https://www.patreon.com/templesmithSponsored Link-https://www.facebook.com/Nictitating/
Author and publisher Charles Tyra joins me in this bonus episode to talk about his wonderful magazine COSMIC HORROR MONTHLY, as well as his upcoming children's book LITTLE NYOTEP.Episode Links - www.kickstarter.com/projects/crtyra/little-nyotep-goes-to-the-starswww.cosmichorrormonthly.comwww.patreon.com/cosmichorrormonthlySponsored link - https://www.weirdhousepress.com/product/devils-night/
Author Joshua Rex joins me to talk about his spectacular fiction, his anachronistic tendencies, his fascination with architecture, and much more!Episode links:Joshua Rex official site - https://joshuarex.com/Joshua Rex's Night Parlor Podcast - https://joshuarex.com/the-night-parlor-podcast/@JoshuaRexAuthor on twitterCurtis M. Lawson's site - http://curtismlawson.com/Sponspored Links -Matters Most Macabre by Tylor James - https://www.amazon.com/Matters-Most-Macabre-Tylor-James-ebook/dp/B08Z7LM8TZ
Michael Jess Alexander joins me to talk about his early successes as an author, the impact of being an educator on his craft, love of traditional monsters, and much more.Episode Links: Michael Jess Alexander on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Jess-Alexander/e/B0849T7PJT%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_shareCurtis M. Lawson - http://curtismlawson.com/Sponsored Link:Matters Most Macabre - https://www.amazon.com/Matters-Most-Macabre-Tylor-James-ebook/dp/B08Z7LM8TZ
Drummer and fitness coach Neil DeRosa joins me for a long talk about his musical journey in the band 1476, his approach to drumming, life on the road, fitness, and a lot more.Episode Links - 1476 0fficial page - http://www.1476cult.com1476 live performance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itNKNck9jmwIn person training - https://treehouse.fit/about/our-coaches/neil-derosa/@coachneil1476 on Instagram. DM for remote training and nutrition services.Sponsored Link for DEVIL'S NIGHT -https://www.weirdhousepress.com/product/devils-night/
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