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A collection of short stories inspired by the songs of the greatest horror punk band of all time.
A collection of short stories inspired by the songs of the greatest horror punk band of all time.
123 backers pledged $3,868 to help bring this project to life.

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HIT! Stretch Goal #1: $2750 - Everyone who pledged at the $10 level or higher gets a free poster.

HIT! Stretch Goal #2: $3000 - Everyone who pledged at the $10 level or higher gets a free zine.

Stretch Goal #3: $3500 - Everyone who pledged at the $10 level or higher gets a free copy of Neon Trash: Forgotten B-Movies of the '80s.

*Note: If your reward already includes one of the stretch goal incentives,  you will be offered your choice of an extra copy, the alternate cover of Hybrid Moments, one of Weirdpunk's or MP Johnson's previous books, a record, original art or something along those lines. You won't be left out.

You know the songs. They’re etched into every punk’s brain. Not just because they’re catchy, but because there’s something else there. Glenn Danzig’s lyrics evoke intense imagery. Beautiful, dark, monstery imagery. There’s poetry between the whoa-oh-ohs. There are stories in those songs. They just need to be told.

Cover Art By Justin Coons
Cover Art By Justin Coons

Hybrid Moments is a collection of 13 short stories inspired by the songs of The Misfits. In these pages, the boundaries between reality and television blur murderously for one TV casualty. A team of organ harvesters show just how violent the world can be. An astro zombie considers the life she left behind as she goes off to battle. A mysterious set of skulls pushes a young woman to create a collection of her very own. And more...

These new twists on the songs you love are sure to surprise, startle, sicken and force you to see this timeless punk rock in a completely different light.

Hybrid Moments is edited by MP Johnson (Freak Tension zine, Berzerkoids, Dungeons & Drag Queens) and Sam Richard (Daoloth, ex-War//Plague), the same team behind Blood for You: A Literary Tribute to GG Allin, and will be published by Weirdpunk Books

Table of contents:

  • "Static Imago" - Nicholaus Patnaude
  • "Exterminate the Whole Human Race" - Matthew Vaughn
  • "An Answer from the Stars" - P.J. Kryfko
  • "Reality of the Wolf" - Daniel Otto Jack Petersen
  • "Cake Tin" - Rachel Stevens
  • "Helena Drive" - GD Campbell
  • "La Caja" - James Edward O'Brien
  • "Bone Birds" - Darci Schummer
  • "Slice-and-Grab" - Mark Zirbel
  • "American Gods, American Monsters" - Jose Cruz
  • "Soft Remains" - T.A. Wardrope
  • "Prison Food" - Ross Peterson
  • "Untitled" - David Agranoff

The book will come in two variations:

The regular edition features the Justin Coons cover art that you see here. This art truly evokes the old school Misfits vibe that runs through the book.

The limited edition features naked and extra-gory cover art by Bill Hauser, which will be revealed along the way. Each copy will be signed and numbered. This edition will not be sold on Amazon or anywhere else online. Kickstarter backers get first dibs, and if there are any remaining they will be sold at the book release party. It will be limited to approximately 150 copies.

But your help is needed to make this book come to life. The money raised will cover payment for stories, art, design and layout.

If funded, this book will be released in October of 2016.

Check out the rewards, most of which will only be available via this Kickstarter, and consider helping us expand the Misfits mythos!

Risks and challenges

Having learned a great deal from the Kickstarter campaign for our previous book, Blood for You: A Literary Tribute to GG Allin, we are confident that we will not only get this book out, but get it out on time.

We already have the stories and are working on edits. We have the regular edition cover art, and the limited edition cover art is in progress. We have a plan in place for the layout and production of the book. We are even stocked up already on mailing and packing supplies.

We have foreseen and planned for all potential sources of turbulence.

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    Your Name In The Book

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    eBook

    A Kindle copy of Hybrid Moments

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    Signed Paperback

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    Hybrid Moments + Blood For You

    A copy of the regular edition of Hybrid Moments, plus a copy of the regular edition of Weirdpunk Books' debut release, Blood for You: A Literary Tribute to GG Allin. Each book will be signed by editors MP Johnson and Sam Richard.

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    Regular Edition + Limited Edition

    A copy of the regular edition of Hybrid Moments, with cover art by Justin Coons. Signed by editors MP Johnson and Sam Richard.

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    The Weirdpunk Library

    Signed copies of the regular editions of Hybrid Moments and Blood for You, plus be the first to receive the third release from Weirdpunk Books: Neon Trash: Forgotten B-Movies of the '80s by MP Johnson.

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    Misfits Zine + Signed Paperback

    An old school zine with more Misfits-inspired art and stories, edited by MP Johnson and Sam Richard. Cover art by Mo Richard

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    Hybrid Moments + Blood For You (Limited)

    A copy of the limited edition of Hybrid Moments, plus one of the last remaining copies of the super perverted limited edition of Weirdpunk Books' debut release, Blood for You: A Literary Tribute to GG Allin. Each book will be signed by editors MP Johnson and Sam Richard, and cover artists Bill Hauser and Dan Wieken.

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    Cover Art Sketch + Signed Paperback

    One of the original, pencil, black and white, 8"x5" preliminary sketches Justin Coons created in the process of designing the cover of the regular edition.

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    The Weirdpunk Library (Complete)

    Signed copies of both the regular and limited editions of Hybrid Moments and Blood for You, plus be the first to receive the third release from Weirdpunk Books: Neon Trash: Forgotten B-Movies of the '80s by MP Johnson.

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    Cover Art Sketch + Signed Paperback

    Original, initial sketch of the Bill Hauser cover art for the limited edition version of the book.

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    Rejected Cover Art + Signed Paperback

    Initial sketch by Bill Hauser that was rejected for not being Misfits-y enough. It is still super awesome and a cool collectible.

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    Original Zine Art + Signed Paperback

    The original black and white cover art from the Misfits zine by Mo Richard.

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    VIP Dinner

    Editors MP Johnson and Sam Richard will make you a fancy-ish dinner. We will read some stories to you, maybe serenade you with some Misfits tunes. We will probably force you to watch a shitty movie. There may be guests.

    We will bring gifts. Also, a copy of either the regular edition or the limited edition of the book, signed by the editors.

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    Minneapolis/St. Paul area residents only.

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    Weird Punk Mega Pack

    Just a massive pile of awesome stuff.

    This will include signed copies of both editions of the book. You will get Weirdpunk's debut book, Blood for You: A Literary Tribute to GG Allin. You will get the next book, Neon Trash: Forgotten B-Movies of the '80s.

    You will get a selection of books by MP Johnson and records by Sam Richard's previous band, War//Plague.

    You will get a handful of zines, including the Misfits zine and other zines created by MP Johnson and Sam Richard.

    Who knows what else we might throw in?

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